Last week, I started addressing what I have been noticing as causes for many of the problems we are seeing with today’s youth. I also touched on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri where Michael Brown was killed.
I am still sad to see that regardless of what happened, very few in the black community are willing to hold Michael Brown accountable for his actions. In addition, these same people are living their lives as victims and consider themselves void of any responsibility for their actions. In their minds, it is
always someone else’s fault that they did whatever they had to do.
If you don’t believe me, listen to the clips of Al Sharpton in Missouri church making sure that the community keeps the “victim mentality”. Want more proof? You don’t hear any of these so-called leaders trying to find ways to combat the violence among youth. You don’t hear them talking about the truth which is that the black community has created many of the problems that they are experiencing in their communities. You see the lack of parenting, accountability, responsibility and ignorance.
If anyone is willing to hear anything I am saying, hear this. If you want to see things change in your community, start with yourself. Here are a few suggestions to get you started;
1. Start focusing on family again. Fathers need to start teaching their sons, leading them and living life as an example for them. Stop allowing your sons to learn about manhood and life from everyone else except you.
2. Stop being so selfish in marriage: Marriage is not another step in a relationship between a man and a woman. It is a life long commitment that should not be taken lightly. Think about your children because broken homes more often than not produce broken children.
3. Teach your children more than you scold them. I mentioned in past post that many parents spend more time telling their kids what not to do and very little time explaining what to do. Not to mention, the parents see no need to actually practice what they are preaching.
Lastly, I need to say that these teens are not as innocent as you would like others to believe they are. Stop fooling yourself and face the hard truth. If you messed up as a parent, it affected your child and you should take notice.
More to come soon….