Black Poetry : Dad Was Locked Up (Video... Sort of)

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  1. YoungBlackMan

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    A spoken word piece and photo slideshow from the perspective of a young black man questioning God, Specifically about if he's responsible for his actions as a criminal based on how he was raised, and some systemic race and poverty issues.

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    Deep ... Seawater deep YoungBlackMan, reminds me of Bullet proof:


    Raheem DeVaughn feat. Ludacris - Bulletproof [NEW SONG 2009]




     
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    too REAL for too many of us...too many of our children.

    i'm working on a novel called, "Surviving the Streets." at the end, i pose the question, "Should children on the streets, who were raised by the streets...not knowing societal laws...be subjected to those laws when apprehended...in the same way as someone who was raised in a two-parent household, and taught society's rights and wrongs?" On the streets, it's all about survival; whatever you have to do to survive is what you're going to do. is it wrong to steal food if you're hungry and have no other means of getting it? does being in a gang make it wrong to kill someone who's trying to kill you? The streets are a different world...a different life...a different way of life. extenuating circumstances should be considered.

    thought provoking piece...well delivered.
     
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    Thanks, it's an interesting concept, I think it is something for me to ponder more. My initial reaction is survival crimes should be expected to a degree, but a large proportion of the crimes perpetrated in our community are not out of survival. They are learned, but not necessary to survive. Much of it is chasing the ideal life that is fed to us by the media...
     
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    Yeah it's definitely similar to the second half of the poem, it was a good song thanks for recommending it...
     
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