Black Youth of Today...whats wrong with them?

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ATS Escapee

United States

#1 Jun 16, 2010
With the recent incidents at the Screen on the Green in Atlanta...and this morning's jaywalking cop/black chick throw down I have to ask what is wrong with some of these young people today?

Seriously?
I personally think there are 2 main problems:
1. Some parents are basically neglecting their kids. Not raising them at all.

2. Some of the parents that are raising their children are doing a very sh!tty job.

Example: I was in a library, just minding my own business, when a youngish woman came in with her 2 children. She was dressed clean, she and her family seemed decent. So first she got on the phone...next she nearly cursed out her 2 year old for jumping or something. And then she was talking about the fowlest things ever.

I thought really? This is the kind of person who raises our youth??? Wow.

Comments on todays black youth?

Since: Apr 10

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Jun 16, 2010
OR....

Maybe YOU are from a different generation and hence "see the evil" in the generation that follows your own.

(((Shrugs)))

That's the way "I" see it. I'm an old codger now, so it is customary that I don't identify with the "youngins"....

It is what it is....

YOU are getting OLD, my friend.

LMBAO

“HU! You Know!!!”

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Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#3 Jun 16, 2010
parents-plain and simple
the majority, yes the majority, of parents stopped parenting in the 80's and 90's. Thus creating a group of folks who have no respect and lacking any type of sense
and 00's are no better
because many of the young folks today were not taught how to act like young adults, they took what they saw around them in their environments and ran with it
most learned their ways from their peers in which those peers learned from unruly adults
we had to learn on our own
and sadly, this new generation will also have to learn on their own since we dont have our shit together

Since: Apr 10

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Jun 16, 2010
ATS Escapee wrote:
.....
Example: I was in a library, just minding my own business......
LMBAO!

We all are. All of us OLDer people are ALWAYS minding our business when a "youngin" interupts our peace of mind.

LOL

;o)

“I am not OhReally”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#5 Jun 16, 2010
ATS Escapee wrote:
With the recent incidents at the Screen on the Green in Atlanta...and this morning's jaywalking cop/black chick throw down I have to ask what is wrong with some of these young people today?
Seriously?
I personally think there are 2 main problems:
1. Some parents are basically neglecting their kids. Not raising them at all.
2. Some of the parents that are raising their children are doing a very sh!tty job.
Example: I was in a library, just minding my own business, when a youngish woman came in with her 2 children. She was dressed clean, she and her family seemed decent. So first she got on the phone...next she nearly cursed out her 2 year old for jumping or something. And then she was talking about the fowlest things ever.
I thought really? This is the kind of person who raises our youth??? Wow.
Comments on todays black youth?
We need to bring back the draft. Kids today don't have a clue.
Kick

Charleston, SC

#6 Jun 16, 2010
People keep coming up with a million reasons why black people are the way they are. All the time dancing around the real reason. It is in their nature.
ATS Escapee

United States

#7 Jun 16, 2010
Mikah2 wrote:
OR....
Maybe YOU are from a different generation and hence "see the evil" in the generation that follows your own.
(((Shrugs)))
That's the way "I" see it. I'm an old codger now, so it is customary that I don't identify with the "youngins"....
It is what it is....
YOU are getting OLD, my friend.
LMBAO
Shrug it off if you like but I for one am a little murked that I can't go to almost any all black events(concerts, poetry meetings, etc.) w/ out seeing one of these heevens(sp) acting stupid.

Now take a look at this link:
http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/chaos-at-thur...

Basically its talking about how innocent people were being harrassed LITERALLY harrassed by groups of teens.
So ninjas being loud, hitting people in the face, and azz grabbin is just "youngins" being youngins. Oh thats cool I guess we don't have to worry than. Lets just keep letting Soulja boy and the gang raise our kids, eh?
Incohesive

Centreville, VA

#8 Jun 16, 2010
I'm not exactly sure of the causes. However, as others have pointed out, it seems that parenting styles may be the problem.

To answer your question from a more personal perspective, there's nothing wrong with me.

Since: Apr 10

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jun 16, 2010
ATS Escapee wrote:
<quoted text>
Shrug it off if you like but I for one am a little murked that I can't go to almost any all black events(concerts, poetry meetings, etc.) w/ out seeing one of these heevens(sp) acting stupid.
Now take a look at this link:
http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/chaos-at-thur...
Basically its talking about how innocent people were being harrassed LITERALLY harrassed by groups of teens.
So ninjas being loud, hitting people in the face, and azz grabbin is just "youngins" being youngins. Oh thats cool I guess we don't have to worry than. Lets just keep letting Soulja boy and the gang raise our kids, eh?
Wow...

Young "out of control" people are attending (concerts, poetry meetings)?

I thought these were things that older/mature people do. Immature people are at these gatherings? Again, wow.

Maybe you should just accept the fact that you can't always have what you want WHEN you want.

It is what it is. Accept the fact that things don't always go according to your plan.

Overlook it, mature people do.

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Since: May 10

Location hidden

#10 Jun 17, 2010
Kick wrote:
People keep coming up with a million reasons why black people are the way they are. All the time dancing around the real reason. It is in their nature.
AND Unfortunately there are white people like you waiting for these fictitious posts in order to give voice to the bigotry you hold and stereotypes of other races you want played up. Otherwise, I could retort with, "there are sexual deviants by the boatload, serial killers, incest, and inbreeding in your races nature", but I refuse to stoop that low.

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Since: May 10

Location hidden

#11 Jun 17, 2010
ATS Escapee wrote:
With the recent incidents at the Screen on the Green in Atlanta...and this morning's jaywalking cop/black chick throw down I have to ask what is wrong with some of these young people today?
Seriously?
I personally think there are 2 main problems:
1. Some parents are basically neglecting their kids. Not raising them at all.
2. Some of the parents that are raising their children are doing a very sh!tty job.
Example: I was in a library, just minding my own business, when a youngish woman came in with her 2 children. She was dressed clean, she and her family seemed decent. So first she got on the phone...next she nearly cursed out her 2 year old for jumping or something. And then she was talking about the fowlest things ever.
I thought really? This is the kind of person who raises our youth??? Wow.
Comments on todays black youth?
A ship load of drugs were dumped in minority neighborhoods, by the CIA, all across this nation creating two lost generations. We are only now coming out from under the destruction caused by this act of terrorism waged on minorities by Reagan and Bush Sr.

What the CIA had not anticipated is that the drugs would make their way into the suburbs and up all economic ladders. Crystal meth being the choice of whites, along with heroin, crack, and designer drugs; aah and prescription drugs. Wall Street execs really took to cocaine and crack cocaine.

If you want to "witness" a discernable difference between what was and what is, the question should have been "Comments on todays WHITE youths?"

I don't know what happened between the cop and the young lady, but whatever it was the cop was wrong. No officer should ever step as of their role of authority and peace keeper, no matter the provocation.

As for raising their children white women have historically left the rearing of their children to their hired staff. Creating broken children lacking love or learning empathy and caring for nothing. Leaving the children to have a meltdown and to kill just to feel something other than boredom.

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Since: May 10

Location hidden

#12 Jun 17, 2010
ATS Escapee wrote:
<quoted text>
Shrug it off if you like but I for one am a little murked that I can't go to almost any all black events(concerts, poetry meetings, etc.) w/ out seeing one of these heevens(sp) acting stupid.
Now take a look at this link:
http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/chaos-at-thur...
Basically its talking about how innocent people were being harrassed LITERALLY harrassed by groups of teens.
So ninjas being loud, hitting people in the face, and azz grabbin is just "youngins" being youngins. Oh thats cool I guess we don't have to worry than. Lets just keep letting Soulja boy and the gang raise our kids, eh?
Your original post is just as I thought, an opportunity to voice some pretty negative thoughts about black youths. By the way, some black youths act out and some act out terribly, but at least their response is towards the person that made them angry. White kids are armed by their parents and plan out their assaults on the entire community or school. White youths don't explode against their tormentor, they explode against their hatred of their emotionally absent parents and the ugliest and meanest white kids in their schools, along with the innocents that happened to get in the way.

Level 2

Since: Sep 07

Ann Arbor

#13 Jun 17, 2010
ATS Escapee wrote:
With the recent incidents at the Screen on the Green in Atlanta...and this morning's jaywalking cop/black chick throw down I have to ask what is wrong with some of these young people today?
Seriously?
I personally think there are 2 main problems:
1. Some parents are basically neglecting their kids. Not raising them at all.
2. Some of the parents that are raising their children are doing a very sh!tty job.
Example: I was in a library, just minding my own business, when a youngish woman came in with her 2 children. She was dressed clean, she and her family seemed decent. So first she got on the phone...next she nearly cursed out her 2 year old for jumping or something. And then she was talking about the fowlest things ever.
I thought really? This is the kind of person who raises our youth??? Wow.
Comments on todays black youth?
It is ridiculous the way things are now, i'm only 40, but when I was a kid, your parents, teacher, Sis So and So at church, your neighbor could slap the spit out of your mouth. Also, in my day and earlier, children were actually taught right from wrong, and consequences of wrong doing, nowadays, you got children being raised by parents who were 16,17,18 etc when they were born, I know cause I work with these women who are 38 etc, with grandkids already, how do you suppose the youth are going to have any sense when their parents wasn't mature before having them. As for the parents who are older who had children, it's about spoiling the kids, children now feel entitled, if you don't get me the WII, then i'm going to cuss my parent out and the parent caves, I want those $200 gymshoes, bottomline, children now are spoiled beyond belief and it is the parents and societies fault for it all.
saved by the bell

Salinas, CA

#14 Jun 17, 2010
Black youth would rather 'crank dat supa man'

Instead of 'Crankin dat Highschool Diploma'
africa women

Boston, MA

#15 Jun 17, 2010
Kick wrote:
People keep coming up with a million reasons why black people are the way they are. All the time dancing around the real reason. It is in their nature.
not black people..........aa have problem not black people

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