You have to understand, the parents are in absentia. The children are raised by the gangs they join.
Yeah, they take almost as many vacations as the Obamas! (snicker)
Correct. An urban sociologist studying inner city Chicago wrote an article a few years ago about the large percentage of teens she interviewed who lived with neither their biological father or mother. Many were being raised by grandparents, aunts, or simply moving from the house of one friend/relative to another. Some were not clear on exactly who their mothers were or whether their mothers were alive or dead. We’re well past the “where are the fathers?” stage.
You want to hear something seriously depressing? I was looking at some of the kids at the public park I take my son to. I won’t go into detail of why I thought of this, but the the people you are talking about, growing up with no parents, are now becoming parents themselves. Think about this; what are their kids going to be like? While at the park I had a very brief interaction with an approximately 4 year old black kid. I honestly don’t think he knew how to talk. He only grunted at me. The weird thing was, he looked well cared for as far as clothes and appearance. I think things will get even more interesting over the next 10 to 12 years in this demographic.
Then you can forget about education and the justice system. All you can do now, is to plan to meet them one-on-one in your back hallway and hope you survive (having spotted them the initiative and the element of surprise), or go the forehand option and get together with some friends to hunt over bait.
But that would be illegal, maybe even immoral, so of course I am not advocating that.
Anyone else have another idea?