OUR WAR AGAINST OUR BLACK YOUTH Ė CHANGE BEGINS WITH
By Attorney Roy Miller
ATLANTA, Feb. 9,
2013, 10 a.m. -
When will the season for hurting Black children be over?
How long will the pains last? How many more parents will have to bury
their child? Parents know that children copy the behavior of those that
they glorify. We are the enemy, determined to make our youth copy the
ways of those that we glorify. We force exposure. What could be so great
about a hot music track or celebrity personality that justifies luring
your own child to self-destruction? Respect. Why donít we teach our
children to always give respect and to never accept disrespect? We must
lead by example. The reason that I have fought against N-word usage is
because at itís worse; it is the ultimate form of disrespect against
Blacks. The word was never meant for a human being or a child of God.
The N-word was meant for a beast without a God. We announce to God that
we are not children of God with every N-word utterance.
For everyone to see, place the flag of respect on the
highest hill. Conquer that bloody mountain of disrespect called the
N-word and place the flag there. Let it be known that all disrespect
against children that falls under that mountain will not be tolerated.
Leave the children alone. Let them be. I know that adults will always
use the N-word and other cuss words. However, we must teach our children
that certain language usage is wrong.
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I have seen children in trouble. I have attended funerals
of children. Millions of our children are confused and lost. I have seen
the Courts, YDCs and Alternative schools filled with our Black youth. It
hurts. Some of our celebrities have no hearts. Our children should not
be copying the ways of murderers, drug dealers, prostitutes, hustlers,
those that hurt us, those that beat on women and those that have no
respect for sex in deadly waters. Our children should be copying the
ways of scholars and parents that do an honest dayís work to support
their own. Children need to be drawn to home, not away from home. Why do
we fight for the right to destroy a young Black mind? We fight so hard.
Why? History has shown us with perfection that those that demand respect
are always on top and those that accept disrespect are always on the
bottom. Letís not condition youth to accept disrespect. My wish is that
all media, especially Black media, will help me get the word out that
adults exposing our children to disrespect will not be tolerated. I need
the help of people that care. Our kids are Godís kids. We are
outnumbered in this war. However, the fight is not fair, because we have
God on our side. Help me to help our children. Change begins with us.
(Roy Miller is a legal consultant for Redding
Communications, Inc., parent company to ReddingNewsReview.com. He is an attorney
practicing in Macon, Ga. A primary focus of his practice is on securing safe
environments for young people, automobile accidents and wrongful death cases.
Visit his website at
www.attorneyroymiller.com. He can also be
reached via email at Attorney Roy Miler at
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