Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Why Our Children Hate Us / Part 2

Here is more of this book for you to chew on.

"The tension between Black children and Black adults is beyond the proverbial "generation gap." This goes way beyond generational misunderstandings. This is an issue of enduring values. A matter of what's important. Does anyone think for a minute that if we worshiped our children, adored our children, our reality would look as it does? If collectively we loved more with our actions and less with our mouths, the Black world would certainly be a different place. "

"We don't even know who "we" are. This is not rhetorical. This is not abstract. We don't know who we are. We don't know how to identify "we." We like to talk about our differences, our diverse political affiliations. Our diverse religious and civic affiliations. We take every opportunity to brag about how diluted of "Blackness" we are. At every turn we seek to be different from ourselves. Ironically, no matter which masks we wear, our children do know who we are. They know how to identify us. They know what we do and don't do. As far as they're concerned, we're all the same: useless, weak, opportunistic liars."

These passages are so true...especially the opportunistic part; it makes me think about how the parents today sell their kids health for a social security check by allowing the schools to determine their child has A.D.D. but that's a WHOLE other blog.

15 comments:

Sojourner G said...

Tru

The Diva's Thoughts said...

Wow! This book is off the chain.

deepnthought said...

I need this book.

I almost called you yesterday.

CapCity said...

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with doing my share. Especially when it seems that no other adults are helping to bear this burden...what then?

i don't have children of my own, yet - but as a teacher i feel i've raised enough OTHER people's kids...i had to step away...

JustMeWriting said...

soj: SO VERY TRUE...and that's the sad part.

diva: YES IT IS... It's a SERIOUS study guide to righting our wrongs against our youth.

deep: LOL... I GOT CHU and you SHOULD HAVE...

cap: I HEAR YOU... and I KNOW it's stressful, but that's the problem, you wouldn't have to do that if they're parents would do it, and that's what this book is about...why has it been made OK to leave our children to raise themselves or be raped and murdered by wolves.

Bottom line, IT NEEDS TO BE DONE... they NEED to be raised, WHO WILL DO IT??? is the question...my answer has become WHO SO-EVER WILL!!! Whoever sees the need, the wrong, the cry, the yearning...DO IT, BE IT, SAVE THEM!!!

Ticia said...

Sounds like a great book, adds it to my list!

Nic said...

I need that book!

Ms. Behaving said...

Wassup JMW???
What it do??

I'm happy to announce that I ordered my copy yesterday from Amazon.com.

Granted it won't be delivered for a whole 4-7 weeks but I'm happy in knowing it's on it's way.

I can't wait to get my hands on this!!! Should be very interesting!!

Great of you to highlight it!!!

♥Lil'_Ms_Outspoken♥ said...

(LOL) I SEE MY MOTHER IS GONNA BE PURCHASING THE BOOK......(SIGH) I GUESS I'LL BE READING IT AFTER HER BECAUSE THIS ALL SEEMS SO INTERESTING......MMMMM........WE'LL JUST WAIT AND SEE! =)

JustMeWriting said...

ticia: hey lady...yes it's a really good book, I just hope it provides a real wake up call to Black adults.

nic: hey shuga, I bought mine from a Black owned bookstore (or course...lol) called Black and Nobel PLEASE get yours from there (tryna build there business)they have two locations, one on Broad and Erie and one on 11th and South.

ms.b: HEY LADY-BUG... boy, I can't really take a day off...cause I sure be missen you guys...HAHAHAH! GIRL...I'M SO GLAD YOU GOT IT...THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THIS (like I wrote it...lol.) Man, I'm just mad it's going to be so long for you to get it, I'll see about ordering a couple copies from the bookstore I got mine. Girl, I'm obligated to spread the good news...CAN'T KEEP IT TO MYSELF!

lilms: HEY lady...you changed ya name...tried to trick me up...lol. YEAH, tell your mom to get it, but do it nicely, so she won't think you're saying it to be mean...LOL.

I can't wait to share this next part with you guys...

Tasha said...

I need this book!! I'm headed to Amazon now...

dc_speaks said...

lol...you started a revolution.

mark said...

JMW. Good post this is why we need to start developing ourselves, our culture into a more nurturing and educational form. Thank you baby girl.

JustMeWriting said...

tasha:GO GET IT GIRL...seriously.

dc: GOOD...lol

mark: YES, you know you're always right on with these issues...NO, thank you. (but you're welcome...lol. )

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