Black People : Where is the respect of our youth?

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  1. rapunzal24

    rapunzal24 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So, I was just walking to the grocery store to get some stuff for dinner, I walk up to a group of young black kids (male and female) on my way home. They were standing on the whole sidewalk, it was like 10 of them. The young black man, maybe about 15 or 16 was standing on the edge of the sidewalk, where I wanted to pass. He looked at me before I got there, and I looked at him, so I know he saw me coming. When I got there, he didn't move, so I stopped and looked at him. He moved and mumbled a muffled oh. As I walked pass one of the boys in his group said, hey man you see that lady getting off of work, move out of the way. I was getting off of work, but still I understood his sentiment. He said, she can go around me. I immediately turned around and looked at him, he looked at me and shrugged his shoulder and said so. I said have some respect man, you see me coming, just step to the side. One of the girls said who you talking to, I said, I am talking to the young man in the gray and black sweater, you see a lady coming through you should move, have some respect, act like a grown man. Of course the kids started to tease him about it. The whole time he just stood there with this dumb *** look on his face. Like he could care less. I wanted to punch him in his mouth. What in the hell is so hard about moving out of the way for someone when your group is covering the whole sidewalk. What happened, when did kids just lose respect for people, I mean....is it really that serious to make someone have to walk around you? What in the hell is going on?! Okay, my rant is over.
     
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    are you sure you want an answer to this?
     
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    rapunzal24 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, I need to hear some encouragement, cause right now due to this circumstance and others, I am very....I don't even know the right word for it. I just need some feedback, cause I know that I am in the right place to hear some people's thoughts that will console me in my time of anger...lol!
     
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    Get over it....They're kids just trying to show out...I did it when I was younger to older folks when I was around other friends, being silly and hardheaded...
     
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    rapunzal24 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Whaaattt!!! You use to do that to grown folks? I will get over it, but the lack of respect for no darn reason is ridiculous. At least let me have said something that they didn't like, but to just do it for kicks and giggles, is crazy.
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    let me start my rant.

    there are too many parents who aren't teaching their kids respect.

    there are too many kids raising kids...who don't know anything about respect. HOW CAN ANYONE TEACH SOMEONE SOMETHING THAT THEY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT?

    there are too many parents who teach their kids that they can do whatever they want...and the only people they have to respect is them--the parents. unfortunately, too many of these undisciplined kids end up in prison because...if parents don't teach their kids discipline, limitations, and respect for authority, the system will.

    in this society of, DON'T YOU SAY NOTHING TO MY CHILD, we've abandoned the things that made us strong--unity, community, and respect. even if our kids are wrong, we don't want anyone to say anything to them. when the teacher callsabout our kids behavior, we go to the school, ready to jump on the teacher...rather than discipline our kids. when the cops call about our kids being arrested for their behavior, we shout about being victims of racial profiling and racist cops...instead of trying to straighten our kids out. when the judge sentence our kids to prison, we cry and weep about an UNJUST system of justice that pits US against THEM. WE DO EVERYTHING BUT WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING...correcting our children.

    now that things are out of hand, and our kids have been written off by everyone under the sun, we want to blame it all on someone else. BUT NOT OURSELVES.

    OUR KIDS ARE DISRESPECTFUL BECAUSE WE RAISE THEM THAT WAY...and we dare everyone to say anything about it.

    LET'S BE REAL ABOUT THE THANG.
     
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    I used to do worse things to adults...I was hellion...

    *shrugs*...He was trying to impress probably one of the girls there

    I work with kids EVERYDAY with attitudes, some because they're just teens going through hormonal changes, some times its to impress friends, other times it's cause they have a hard time at home and they get away with it there...

    I've done worse and I've had worse things done to me then that incident..
     
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    We don't whip kids anymore! Setting tht foundation down!
     
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    You know what, I just thought about what you said, and I remembered one time I was in the hallway, and told a bunch of kids that I wanted to cut my shop teacher's head off with one of the saws. He heard me, and I got detention over it. I guess you're right, kids will be kids. Sometimes it can be kind of hard to remember being a kid when you get older. I ain't gone front though, I was mad as hell!!! I guess I got to practice on humbling myself. I will say this, ain't no way in the world that I could work with kids everyday, I probably would have been fired a long time ago. No patience. Real talk.
     
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    I used to work with kids in a juvenile detention center and these kids had some AT-TI-TUDES....you can't lower yourself to their level because thats what they want...Don't give them the satisfaction of giving them another chance to give you a smart remark...

    And yes as you get older we tend to forget...We turn into those people who start saying crap like "LIL' WIPPER-SNAPPERS!"

    And beside Rupunzal it wasn't that long ago when you or I were that age....Remember that...WE AREN'T OLD FOLKS!
     
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