For as passé as it sounds, children need fathers. Not just for insemination and fertilization. Paternal investment in children is a foundational aspect of humanity; it is arguably one of the strategies that elevated us so far beyond our primitive and laughable ape cousins. Being brought up without dads is an unequivocal detriment to kids.
It follows, then, that if your parents are stupid you, too, are likely stupid. Which, frankly, does not bode well for the writer’s own wits.
Introduction The activity of trying to measure, explain, and reduce the differences between black and white Americans did not begin when the latter started watching The Cosby Show and The Jeffersons on TV every evening—it actually began when Cotton Watts had them cracking up. Since the country’s founding, and perhaps before it, the conditions ofContinue reading “An Honest Conversation About Race (Through Hip-Hop) Introduction & Part One: Black on Black Violence”