Ya know, I can understand where Mr. Watkins and everyone else who posted is
coming from. But when will the black community wake up and stop blaming people
on the outside for what is going on inside their homes?!!!
I have worked with children before, and there is a big difference between the
kids who know all the celebrities and popular songs vs the kids who don't. The
kids who know all the latest usually have the worst attitudes, don't want to
listen, constantly getting in trouble, don't want do any work, and their parents
are usually missing in action. Whereas the kids who have not been exposed to the
celebrity and entertainer world are more focused, respectful, and their parents
are more involved. Its time for the parents of these children to be held
Now tell me why the black community will not do anything on a local level to do
something about this? During slavery, the black community fought for freedom on
a local level by organizing together and on a national level by petitioning the politicians and the government to change the laws. Nowadays, where is the unity
in the black community? Black people are quick to use phrases like "nappy-
headed, ghetto, darkies, etc...No one wants to address the local problems, only
the national problems and they are not going after the system that caused it to
be the way it is, just the products ( BET, Rappers, etc) of the system. BET
didn't force anyone to have kids, or force their kids to do bad in school. If
the only way people are looking to address the problems in the black community
are by blaming popular culture, and other outside forces, there will never be legitimate, long-lasting change.
And I know Fred doesn't like my views, cause he erased some other peoples
comments who agreed with me yesterday.