I Don’t Doubt

…that he’s going to catch himself some flack for this.

… Now, I don’t know what it means not to have a father in your life. I’m not familiar with a mom being strung out on a crack binge. And when my parents were called to the school when there was a discipline problem, Mom and Dad didn’t go off on the teacher or principal. In fact, I can still feel the pain of my elementary school principal’s paddle being applied to my butt when I acted a fool. The principal could only pop me three times. Dad? He had no limit.
Bottom line: I can sit here today and celebrate them and enjoy a wonderful life because my parents were hell-bent on raising their children to do right by them, especially my dad.
We can spend all day talking about the ills afflicting urban America — and there are plenty that are institutional — but the decaying value of life in inner cities clearly can be traced to the exodus of fathers from the lives of so many young men. Excuses often are tossed about as to why black men leave their children (and their children’s moms) to fend for themselves. But a lot of them are just sorry and refuse to accept the responsibility that comes with raising a child.

But God bless him for speaking out. The black ‘leadership’ waving flags during marches and protests in the news has abandoned addressing real needs in favor of corporate coercion and personal pocket lining.
If the community can learn to stand on its own again, it doesn’t need them.

3 Responses to “I Don’t Doubt”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, I read that too. He’s right.

  2. nightfly says:

    Great article, again. I will now double-update the post. Manual trackback.

  3. Kate P says:

    You said it (and so did he), THS. If the government and other “leaders” don’t get back to supporting and defending the family, instead of trying to supplant it, we’re all in trouble–regardless of color.

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