Black Positive People : Mis-education of a Lost Generation

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  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    State of the Black Youth: Mis-education of a Lost Generation

    It's not music videos that have young people bringing guns to school and idolizing the thug life, 16-year-old Robert Hooks said.

    The Academy of Richmond County sophomore said other elements affect why today's black youth are misguided.

    "It has to do with where they grow up," Robert said. "They think it's cool, so they just make stupid mistakes and follow the wrong way."

    Youth, parents and a panel of experts gathered Wednesday night at Tabernacle Baptist Church to brainstorm on how to improve the mind-set of today's black youth.

    The forum, titled State of the Black Youth: Mis-education of a Lost Generation, was conceived after the shooting of an Augusta man by a Tubman Middle School pupil earlier this year, said Mona Gordon, an organizer of the forum.

    "I just thought we need to do something," she said. "We can't just talk about it. We have to listen to the youth and let them know we care."

    http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/091808/met_476159.shtml
     
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    This topic always hurts my heart. Children cannot raise themselves; they need constant supervision and positive role models. There is no such thing as a bad child, if no one is there to raise them, naturally negativity will gravitate towards kids because they are so young and impressionable besides, bad company corrupts good company and misery loves company. Parenting is an obligation and individuals need to think carefully before bringing a child into the world. If people do not have much insight on raising a child then they should do research.

    Parenting should not be taken lightly; it should hold the same weight and bring about as much anxiety as performing open heart surgery on a human being. Many individuals fail to realize as parents, they are in charge of placing another human being into society with the rest of us. They ARE accountable for the actions and mentality of their offspring. No matter what surrounds a child, what was (or was not) pounded into a child’s psyche by their primary examples will without a doubt prevail and shine through their character and conduct.
     
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    Where is all this wisdom coming from, at such a young age?
     
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    Ain't nobody (in power) serious about addressing issues amongst Black youth. If they were, they'd stop having older people tell the youth whats wrong with them and instead let the youth speak for themselves!
     
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    We have been death ear and blind to the facts of our youth , yes we do need to
    stand up take charge and feed another path of education into the mindset of youths
    open better programs to weave them from the streets ......I agree with this Grouping
    most of all give them a voice to speak , listen to there needs and understand there
    views and problems , then we can find a solution to it that will let us better ourselves
     
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