Are YOU a Nigga?

As I walk my children into school, I pass a young woman sitting in a car that is blasting music with a lot of profanity. She’s puffing a cigarette and there’s a baby in the back seat. Her school age son gets out of the car looking like he dressed himself on the ride to school. She takes a pull on her cigarette and speeds away. Her son runs up to give me a hug and I notice that his face is swollen. If it were possible, I would’ve thought he was hiding a whole orange in his cheek. I asked him what happened and he responded with “I don’t know”. I then asked him if it hurt. He said the cheek didn’t hurt but something inside did. He opened his mouth to show a tooth that was so rotten it looked like it belonged in the mouth of a seventy year old drunk. I asked him if he had been to the dentist or if his mom had scheduled an appointment?  Of course the answers were no. To top it all off, he hadn’t eaten any breakfast.
As I watch women who seem as if they would make great parents struggle to get pregnant, the story above only makes me angrier. I really wish there was some type of requirements that needed to be met before people could reproduce. This same young boy is constantly sent to the principal’s office for disturbing class (but that’s another blog). This type of parenting and the children it’s producing seems to be an epidemic especially in the black community. Some contribute this problem to the age of the parents. This could be and probably is a factor. However, because my mother had me at the young age of fifteen, I can’t allow this to be an acceptable excuse. Perhaps another factor is that even grandparents who normally step in to help in these types of situations are also getting younger and younger. We may disagree on the cause of the problem but no one should argue that there is DEFINITELY a problem!
While upstanding women struggle to bare children, these irresponsible girls continue to pop out kids like roaches. Then instead of obtaining and holding down jobs, they sit back, calculate and connive to figure out the best way to milk the system. Each month they receive a check and a shit load of food stamps. Each month they sell half of those stamps so they can have money to buy hair weave and I’ll use their own ignorant term, turn up. Meanwhile, the children go without all while learning how to hustle and finagle. Where are the fathers in this paradigm? Most of them drop seeds that they never stick around to watch sprout and grow. They aspire to live the life of famous rappers or athletes but only achieve idiot status. They put more effort into rolling blunts than they do into becoming productive citizens. Then, they sit around with their other intoxicated homeboys and complain that the white man is holding them back.
In an effort to shield me from racism, my mom use to tell me that a nigga was someone who was ignorant or stupid and this didn’t have to be black person. Although I now know that’s not at all its use in entirety, if it was, I would have the following to say: these niggas are getting on my damn nerves! These niggas make a bad name for people that are actually trying to achieve something in life. These niggas lack drive, determination and common sense. A lot of these niggas are living off of my tax money. Some of these niggas are responsible for the increase in crime. These niggas are a nuisance to society and something needs to be done to keep them from reproducing more niggas!!