How do you tell your little children they will be hated simply because of the color of their skin. It is no secret, hatred and racism is very real. We as a race have been dealing with this madness for centuries in the US and worldwide. It's unreal! WE LOVE OUR CHILDREN! We must teach our children the truth. All children are innocent. Though some are taught to LOVE everyone and others are taught to hate a certain group or race. Stay Encouraged Family!
Listen Fam! One can not change what's inside another person's heart or a group of people for that matter. Imagine trying to blend in or be friendly with a person or group of people who hates you with a passion. It's like someone telling you they love you, yet treat you worse than an animal. Sooner or later you get the message. Even if it takes 400 plus years. If we are honest about it, the fact that it has been going on so long. It would take the hand of GOD to truly change the situation. Wake Up!
THE BIG QUESTION- The Children In Our Village Asks
Why are we treated so much differently than other people of other races. One of the hardest, saddest, things to teach children is about racism and injustice. Especially, when we teach our children to love the HUMAN RACE. As Parents, it is our love, our duty, our job, our obligation to "train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
We must educate and help our children to understand the Good, the Bad & the Ugly in our community and in the world around us. Our BABIES no matter how young or old they are, they depend on us to teach them right from wrong and to be as truthful as we can. Children are exposed to so much from the news, social media, being on the the streets, schools and even in the home.
As a village of concerned Mothers and Fathers of African descent doing our best to teach our children and grandchildren about their true culture, history, identity, and our Ancestors inhuman treatment. (you know the part that is not taught in schools). Time to move forward!
As PARENTS we do not always have all of the answers. However, together we will make a way! Like we always do. In the meantime, Pray & keep the faith! Seek guidance. Get help when you need it. Don’t be afraid, or ashamed or too proud to ask for help when you need it. Everybody's got a story. You are not alone while going through your trials and tribulations. Which is why The African American Family Village is so necessary. If you want your life to get better. Then it will. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!