Two Bears Growling
While you may mean well in trying to come up with reasons why these kids are in jail more than other races it's just enabling the status quo to continue. The real reason so many more of our kids are in jails is because of the problems in the HOME. Period. The family home life problems of so many people, native & otherwise, is because there is many times no structure, no rules, little discipline & very seldom any consequences to folks actions for misbehaving. You have tribal & white CPS alike, NOT letting parents discipline children when they need it. You have children who are taught from day one in a school setting that if they don't like being made to mind to report their parent(s) or legal guardian & say they are being abused just because they are getting disciplined. When a child's legal parent/guardian is being undermined by some agency everytime they turn around there can be no real long term relief in our communities. Kids have to have REAL consequences to their actions instead of being enabled to continue their disrespect of others, allowed to back-talk to their elders & others in authority over them. Schools & other tax payer funded places are going to have to stop interferring everytime some brat doesn't like the rules at home & wants to make up something on their parents/guardians. What we have is too many eager folks in places having too much time on their hands trying to enforce their beliefs of what is being too harsh on children & demanding with legal actions the parent(s)/ guardian(s) go against their beliefs in discipline of those children. Leave parenting to the parents, grandparents & aunties & uncles as it used to be done. Let children & others who are misbehaving, committing crimes be handled as in the days of the ancestors. Those were tried & true methods that got change to occur in the lives of unruly individuals regardless of age or gender. The more our peoples try living & behaving as the washichu around them the more problems we are going to continue to see. Their ways are not ours & their ways don't even work for them! Change has to start from the HOME. Let our many people return to our ancestors ways of discipline & I guarantee you we will start seeing some positive changes within our communities with our young people & others who are not living in a good way. We will start seeing respect towards parents, elders, aunties & uncles. We will start seeing children misbehaving far, far less. We will begin to get our communities back to where they need to be, but ONLY if our ancestors ways are returned to. To solve problems of the present we have to return to the answers of the ancestors. Think about this my friends. Let's start those changes TODAY!
Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 11:15