Black People : It takes a village to raise a child

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What do you think of the idea that the community as a whole should be responsible for a child's upbringing/well-being rather than his or her parents alone?

I would love to live in a society where everyone on the block was an aunty, uncle, cousin, brother, sister, grandmother etc. and the distinctions between separate families were less important than they are today.
 

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That is how I

roll...I correct ALL kids if they need it. Talk to them about literacy, what are they reading..etc..how is school going..yep..all that
 

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What do you think of the idea that the community as a whole should be responsible for a child's upbringing/well-being rather than his or her parents alone?

I would love to live in a society where everyone on the block was an aunty, uncle, cousin, brother, sister, grandmother etc. and the distinctions between separate families were less important than they are today.

Of course, raising children is the responsibility of the community. But we have let the media convince us that we are all "individuals", while at the same time this society does everything to track stats by race that further its assertion that "Whites" are supreme.

We can't continue to let this lie confuse our children. Telling them that they are individuals on the one hand, while treating like members of some dysfunctional group on the other.
 

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I still do not understand how a man from Jamaica without any great welth during the time of Jim Crow and colonization and Blacks not allowed access to technology, had folks globaly united for the benefit of the race and all of our children,

and here we are with cell phones, Ipods, Blackberries, internet, myspace, facebook, and twitter, 400 cable channels, and unable to network to put together a national childrens program, with at least a percentage of the 800 billion dollars,
I don't get it
Folks left blueprints regarding community based education back in the 70s and 80s
 

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I still do not understand how a man from Jamaica without any great welth during the time of Jim Crow and colonization and Blacks not allowed access to technology, had folks globaly united for the benefit of the race and all of our children,

and here we are with cell phones, Ipods, Blackberries, internet, myspace, facebook, and twitter, 400 cable channels, and unable to network to put together a national childrens program, with at least a percentage of the 800 billion dollars,
I don't get it
Folks left blueprints regarding community based education back in the 70s and 80s


It's simple really, folks are inside their homes, don't connect on many levels and don't often stay any were long enough to create communities that care. At lease that"s what I see.



 

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