Skip to comments.The Shocking Quote That Exposes The State Of 'The Hood'
Posted on 03/21/2016 7:44:21 AM PDT by Kaslin
The quote was so shocking that Im shocked it didnt get more attention.
When you hear it, you want to put your head in your hands and weep.
In biblical days, you would have torn your garments in mourning.
How in the world did this happen to our nation?
A 17-year-old Miami teen named Trevon Johnson, a student at D. A. Dorsey Technical College, was shot and killed by a female homeowner who encountered him after he had broken into her house.
But Johnsons relatives were very upset, saying he didnt deserve it. As his cousin Nautika Harris commented, I dont care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the law - way beyond.
She also said and this is the quote that is so shocking You have to look at it from every childs point of view that was raised in the hood. You have to understand… how he going to get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view.
What a tragic indictment on the state of America in 2016.
Can you imagine another time in our history when words like this could have been spoken? And has there been anything quite like the hood that this woman describes, a place where the family is so shattered that burglary is considered a natural way for a child to get money for his school clothes?
Of course, theres no excuse for this young mans actions and theres no justification for his cousins words.
I state this emphatically, so no one misunderstands me.
At the same time, it would seem that Trevon was born into this world with two strikes against him, while his cousins sentiments describe a world that most of us cant relate to. And it is that world the hood that I want to focus on.
Presuming that this young man grew up in a fatherless home (or, at the least, a broken home), the odds were heavily stacked against him. As my friend Dr. Frank Turek pointed out, children from fatherless homes are:
He also observed that children from fatherless homes account for:
Focusing on black America, Professor Walter Williams, himself an African American, noted that, Today the overwhelming majority of black children are raised in single female-headed families. As early as the 1880s, three-quarters of black families were two-parent. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black families were two-parent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to three-fourths of the families, all the children had the same mother and father.
How dramatically things have changed.
Now, to be perfectly clear, I am not here to ascribe blame regarding who is responsible for this breakdown in the family, although there are some who see the entire welfare system as another, intentional attempt by some white Americans to keep black Americans oppressed and enslaved.
My point instead is to say this: Whatever has caused this tragic state of affairs and whoever is to blame, this is our shared problem as Americans, and there is no government program or political party or presidential candidate who can solve it. We must solve it together, and the ultimate solution must be found in the church.
Somehow, through evangelism, discipleship, and holistic ministry these families must be rebuilt and they include white families and Hispanic families and Asian families along with black families. (And we cannot leave out Native American families on reservations, where suicide, depression, alcoholism, and sexual abuse are rampant.)
This means that, rather than simply ridiculing the words of Trevons cousin, we need also to hear them as a tragic wake-up call, a reminder that, right here in America, there are people who think that crime is the natural way for a teen to provide for his needs.
To repeat: Theres no justification for Trevons actions and his cousins words are ridiculous. I also understand that some will read this account as yet another example of a young thug getting what he deserved, also providing a testament to the importance of people being legally armed.
But to do so is to miss the larger story of the destruction of the family in inner-city America and the tragedy of another life cut short by the consequences of crime.
Trevons cousin said, He was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals… he was a funny guy, very big on education, loved learning.
But if young men like Trevon are to have a real future, it will require revival and reformation on a massive, national scale.
This is yet another reason why we need to pray with fervor for God to do what only He can do as we, on our part, do everything we can do to make a difference in our broken neighborhoods and cities.
A terrible tragedy has happened in our generation, and at the very least, we owe it to God and to our neighbor to let it wound our hearts.
A cry has risen from the hood. Lets not stop up our ears.
The 10 Commandments List, Short Form
You shall have no other gods before Me.
You shall not make idols.
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Honor your father and your mother.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet.
number eight and ten... would have done treyvon good to keep those in mind.
and number six deals with the innocent.
The only solution to this problem is to stop subsidizing single mothers. End of story.
Women have birth control options, agree or disagree, whatever. Only women can decide to bring a child to term.
Said woman needs to be incentived to have children in a committed relationship, and removing the financial incentives to promote single mothers in the only path to correct the slide.
There is nothing cruel or inhumane about it. If a woman knows a government check isn’t coming, she isn’t going to get pregnant.
This can be laid at the feet of the Democrats, especially that reprobate Lyndon Baines Johnson and his insane Great Society with the attendant War on Poverty. We’ve spent trillions of dollars on that madness, and we’ve created a monster.
Like advanced "breaking & entering", huh?
“The only solution to this problem is to stop subsidizing single mothers. End of story.”
Take away the profit motive, and the problem will disappear within a generation.
It is impossible to revitalize the family when society no longer knows what a family is.
Or as Celine Dion said, "Let dem touch dose tings for once."
That's the truth! Our society has put unwed mothers on some sort of pedestal and expects us all to view them as selfless martyrs who are doing the Lord's work. That's the case with some widowed and divorced mothers, IMO, but not the case for unwed women who squeeze out bastards for a bigger welfare check. The problem is that as a society we don't discriminate between the worthy and unworthy.
the hood = anarchic freedom
Dan Quayle was right, and a few years later, Candice Bergen even admitted that he was right.
That’s a fact. If you are white, you are living on borrowed time even being in one of those cities. You are hated with a hatred so intense it consumes itself and everything around it.
No Nautika, you have to look at it from *my* point of view.
You do not have a right to my stuff. It doesn’t matter if you were raised in the hood or not.
There is a right and a wrong, a moral code. Read the Bible. It tells you not to covet and not to steal. Also not to lie.
“They” hate white America (and white, capitalist, Christian straight Americans) more than anything else .....
..very big on education, loved learning...
You ever quite an education and learn alot in how to commit crimes in jail.
Well, floor me with a spoon. Prove he was big on education and show us his report card.
I hate the autocorrect on this phone
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