I like rapper Shawty Lo. His take on rap's current Murder/Drugs/Hoes mantra caught my attention years ago. As a Georgian, his tales of Atlanta's high risk Bankhead area held added gravitas.
That said, I 100% oppose his upcoming reality TV show on the Oxygen Network.
Its infamous title is, " All My Babies Mamas " Pardon me while I exhale a ragged sigh.
As a champion of old school values, I see this show as a tombstone landing atop the fractured carcass of the defunct American Black family unit.
Lo has 11 children with ten different women???
Dear God, this is liberal moral relativism writ large in the lives of one man; nearly a dozen women and millions like them.
A family "unit" this fractured shouldn't be celebrated. We are drowning in children with no home training ( google it if the term's too old school for you ).
Seventy two percent of Black babies are born to unwed mothers.
Let that sink in.
Nearly 80% of future American Black adults have no father around in their formative years. Instead of reality TV shows celebrating this horror, programs lauding marriage; responsible fatherhood and mentorship seem a better bet.
Extinction should trump entertainment in sane minds- and not just Black ones. I know the Oxygen Network isn't Black owned, but the threat of a 72% fatherless; poor population endangers everyone.
Producers; Shawty Lo and the women involved have the First Amendment-recognized right to do this show.
An equal First Amendment-recognized right to oppose it is also underway.
I leave it up to each reader to decide whether this show should air.
When Shawty Lo recorded his song, " Dunn Dunn " as in he'd " done it all, " I guess he wasn't kidding when it came to reckless reproduction.
Look at it for some insight into his world:
Sadly, this mindset isn't confined to just one rapper or urban male.
That's why " All My Babies' Mamas " may well be the tombstone some have smashed atop the nearly non-existent American Black family unit.
Other American demographics are catching up with us by the way.
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