Parents Let's Practice Prevention

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So, social media has created a climate of humiliating the child to discipline them.

Is this the right way to go, are we really fixing the problem or causing more of a problem?

Recently I had a discussion with my niece about her attire and through our conversation I realize that people just don’t know that sometimes they play a role in the horrible things that our children are subjected to. We need to
educate them on how to protect themselves. So here are some examples of
conversations you should be having with your children both male and female.

Male: Sagging pants has been an issue now for years. Just like the crack laws in the United States (War on Drugs) we want to place guidelines and attach fines with this issue. You don’t see fines being attached to Gothic wear or Dixie wear. Wake up! The conversation you should have is that you are making yourself a target. The same goes for the hoodie, you are giving them a reason to take aim and shoot at you. Shooters will say he looked like a robber. What happened to our professional attire like Duckhead shirts and khakis? Sagging pants and hoods on the head must go!

Females: We like to always get on the males, but my ladies. We are setting our children up to get raped, because of their seductive attire. This may not be the case all the time, but we must be in the preventive mindset. Tight pants, short skirts, and cleavage at the age of nine are a little too much. Think about it a child will act as they dress and do you want your child faced with negative attention from their peers. There is an adage that says, "dress for the position you want."  I ask the question what position would you like your child to have. Cocktail waitress
or CEO. Prisoner or President?  It only makes sense.

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AMayrie August 20, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Trayvon wasn't killed because he wore a hoodie. Zimmerman was able to use that as an excuse to eliminate another black male. Some of the most criminal and crooked people on this earth wear suits and ties, khakis and professional attire. They are killing millions the world over...but they 'look the part' so WE excuse their criminality. Females are NOT raped because of what they wear. They are raped because they can be. Our males are being raped frequently...no one wants to truly discuss or shine the spotlight on the sex trafficking of OUR boys...no matter what they wear. Remember the Reconstruction Era...and the Jim Crow Era? We dressed very well...in HIS attire...daily. We even styled our hair like HIS..and yet...we were HUNG, RAPED & DESTROYED BY FIRE, FISTS & PISTOLS. My point, stop attacking the YOUTH and OUR PEOPLE as if what happens to US via police brutality & general violence/aggression" from Klan (Tea Party & Militia) types is OUR FAULT.
Wesley Mapp August 22, 2012 at 07:32 AM
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. I am trying to understand how you gathered that I am attacking our youth when my movement is to empower our people. What is yours? Check out my youtube to get to know me. I am not a searcher for consensus, but a molder for it. Also we have to stop blaming people for our problems, because it leaves nothing but pointed fingers. We need solutions that we must find, this is mine and I think it makes logical sense. No it won't solve all of our problems, but it will solve some believe that. Plus(His) doesn't kill and commit the crimes we have in our neighborhoods daily. We do that ourselves! Exhert your energy to come up with a solution to this problem insead of blaming the Him (giving the devil to much power). Thank you for your comment queen!


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