- Jul 11, 2015
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Was Deceased Teen Rapper Daquan Antonio Westbrook A Victim of Childhood Abuse & Neglect?
Shots fired in Northlake Mall in N.C. on Christmas Eve
"When [Officer] Ferguson arrived on the scene, it is reported that Westbrook who was armed and pointed his firearm at the officer.."
Can I be honest?
Daquan Antonio Westbrook, much like 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar, Tupac, Dwayne Carter and thousands of other depressed teens and adults was a victim of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Am I being too bold suggesting in all likelihood Daquan's mom was a immature, depressed teen or young woman who naively believed she was prepared to take on the 24/7 responsibility and daily challenges of raising a newborn, infant, toddler, child who matures into a fairly happy teen and adult with mostly fond childhood memories.
In May 2015 the NYTimes published an article reporting a significant increase of suicide among "black children."
Frankly, I was not surprised by this news. Though I did become angry when learning about this increase in little kids believing their lives are not worth living. much like the countless times I experienced anger when witnessing children being nurtured by immature Brooklyn, NY teens and women.
I was not surprised because over a period of nearly twelve years I personally witnessed the cycle of Poverty, which I prefer to correctly term as Child Abuse and Neglect, that would cause a young child to believe his or her life was hopeless, not worth living. I've witnessed the emotional damage many irresponsible, "living wild" (Kendrick Lamar's characterization of his mom's lifestyle) neglectful moms subject their young developing kids to during a critical period of their child's human development.
I was angry because VERY FEW responsible Americans are loudly addressing the issue of Poverty, which is a polite term for Childhood Abuse and Neglect.
Frankly, based on my personal view and values, I believe a mom lacking practical skills or means to independently and responsibly provide for her child or children is subjecting them to emotional abuse...because as they mature learning of their situation kids often become resentful for being raised by handouts.
My folks split in my mid-teens. leaving me, sis and mom collecting social services for year or so until mom got back on her feet and sold our home so she could pay back the social service costs we incurred.
When I learned we would be collecting welfare my heart sunk. As far as I knew none of my friends were on welfare and I did not want to become known as "the welfare kid." That would have devastated me.
Listening to child abuse victim Kendrick Lamar speak or reading his interviews, I easily detect in his tone and demeanor that he is unhappy with the poor choices his mom and dad made for him and his sibling's upbringing, which included accepting "free money" from his responsible neighbors.
Sadly, Kendrick is not alone. I've met countless dozens of depressed, angry teens much like him and Tupac, teens forced to cope with an emotionally abusive childhood that deprived them from experiencing the Average Joe American kid childhood it is evident Kendrick Lamar laments he wishes he enjoyed.
Does anyone doubt rapper Daquan was emotionally scarred much like Tupac who raps about depression and suicide, same for Kendrick, Curtis '50 Cents' Jackson, Dwayne 'Lil Wayne' Carter and far too many other young Americans who share their life experiences and pain in public.
Each one of these man performs rap characterizing and demeaning the MATERNAL HALF of our population as less than human ^itches and ^hores unworthy of respect.
Time for change?
Black *(Children's)* Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; *End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect*; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator's Frustrations