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Parents Teach Toddler to Curse Like Sailor Goes Viral on Internet

This morning, I saw a video on the internet called “Thug Cycle.” 

It was about a black toddler being taught to curse.  The parents thought it was a big joke.

It reminded me of the early nineties when I was in a cab with a black Jamaican, his young son and my rap music producer.   The Jamaican was waving a gun around like he was Annie Oakley under his dreads.

We were on our way to the studio where I was working on my rap song, “The Renegade Jew.”

(Caution – the language is not for everyone.)

The kid, son of the Jamaican, kept telling the cab driver he was a M*****F’er and other crude things and that he should drive faster. Everybody thought this was funny but me.

toddler2I wondered, where was the black community to police its own crude indiscretions? Al Sharpton should spend more time going after black on black crime and family cruelty than blaming whites or cops for trying to correct their behavior.

Reform starts from within, not from throwing stones at other people’s glass houses. Hurting others doesn’t stop blacks from hurting themselves.

There were times when I was hanging out with black rappers and black boxers that I wished that I were black so that I could lead my brothers out of their self-destructive behavior.  I liked my black friends.  I felt they had good hearts.

I didn’t want to see the liberal whites leading them down the gutter of hatred, jealousy and welfare.  I wanted to help them stand up and become as good as they could be.

 

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About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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