Our History Makers: Toni Morrison
Born Chloe Anthony Wofford, in 1931 in Lorain , the second of four children in a black working-class family, Toni displayed an early interest in literature.
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Since: Jan 12
#1 Feb 15, 2012
I've read about five of her novels. Tar Baby is my favorite. But, I loved the character Dorcas in "Jazz" more than any one of her other characters. Toni Morrison, imo, is one of the best living writers on the planet.
“Child Abuse - Rap - Hip Hop”
Since: Apr 15
#2 Apr 26, 2015
Ms. Toni Morrison informed the people of our world, "I'm writing for black people … I don’t have to apologise"
Dear Ms. Morrison, with all due respect I, Avery Jarhman, an American citizen who spent twelve years of my life providing police services to a predominantly black Brooklyn community am writing for black children who on a daily basis I observed being abused, neglected, maltreated and emotionally scarred for life by their mothers, as well as many of their neighbors.
Here is a short list of black children who were victims of child abuse and subsequently developed into teens/men writing about their anger and frustrations with their black moms/parents who failed them.
Tracy 'Ice-T' Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958).
Tupac Amaru Shakur born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996)
Cameron 'Wiz Khalifa' Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987)
Curtis '50 Cent' James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975)
Juaquin "Waka Flocka Flame" James Malphurs (born May 31, 1986)
Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Michael Carter, Jr.(Born September 27, 1982)
Shawn "Jay Z" Carter (born December 4, 1969)
Tyler "Tyler, The Creator" Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991)
Michael "Killer Mike" Render (born April 20, 1975)
Has Ms. Morrison read the lyrics these depressed black people write, does she realize the anti-social activities these damaged human beings write about has caused peaceful people living in black communities to fear for their safety on a 24/7 basis?
Does Ms. Morrison realize that police officers also experiences fear for their safety while trying to protect peaceful people from the anger, frustrations and unpredictability of abused children, many like Tupac Shakur, who in his "Dear Mama' rap performance writes about harming his peaceful neighbors and in his "That's The Way It Is" rap performance reveals he wanted to harm himself by committing suicide because his mother failed him?
Does Ms. Morrison have any compassion or empathy for the black victims of black children born to immature, irresponsible, apathetic black mothers who willfully choose not to acquire the skills and means required to raise and nurture a well adjusted human being for the first nearly two decades of its life?
In his 2015 Grammy award winning Rap Performance titled "I", Kendrick Lamar writes, "I've been dealing with depression ever since an adolescent."
In the early 1990s Tupac wrote about his severe depression.
Ms. Morrison, who is responsible for these children/teens/men writing about the depression they experience.
Ms. Morrision, black music artists from the civil rights generation wrote beautiful music praising and loving their moms, sisters, grandmas and daughters.
Do you have a theory for why many of today's black performers characterize females as prostitutes, witches, bhores and people who are less than human?
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