My mom told me that back in the 80's ACS got paid to take children away from their parents for the most insignificant reasons. They were taking children left and right and putting parents through a lengthy process to get their children back.
Now let's think about the war on drugs.. In the 80's they put crack and other drugs in poor black communities and then slugged our people for using and selling it. Giving them hefty sentences for it.
Now let's talk about welfare and how they told woman they couldn't have men in the household if they wanted to continue receiving benefits or their case was closed. This was called "Man in the house rule". Leaving men to fend for themselves in the streets, getting into drugs etc.. So the little kids were growing up without a positive male role models. Got these girls thinking they don't need a man because they mama ain't have one. Don't fall into the trap that was set up for our people. Enough of our people fell right into it which is why we are dismantled now. Love and cherish and build with your man.
Now before the 80's what was happening with our people? "Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud!", Black panthers, Malcom X, Dr King, Marcus Garvey.. We were strong, smart, and most importantly we supported one another in our communities. We were not killing each other.
Then what happened? Prominent black neighborhoods were burnt to the ground, black panthers who uplifted their communities were labeled as terrorist, leaders were assassinated, the black panthers were dismantled, then came acs in around 1973, the war on drugs started in the 70's and welfare.
Now we are dealing with mass incarceration. We got brothers doing life for selling drugs and other non violent crimes. Now labeled as second class citizens for life with limited rights. This system never was and will never be for us until we fight back and demand change.
Let's talk about entertainers and athletes. Athletes are physically fit, strong builds. In African tribes these would be the men who protected the village, woman and children. They are sometimes taken straight from high school and thrown enormous amounts of money in hopes they will just splurge and n