Age Discrimination within Blacks

Who's the biggest culprit?

Thinking about what's being said about black men treating black women, what about how we treat our seniors -- The old against the young and the young against the old?

If you want to see blatant abuse just watch how black Americans treat their seniors and just the reverse. There are some discriminations we can't help and there are some we can, the self imposed discrimination, ageism why?

The "yes mam and yes sir" is so phony and not necessary. There has to be something wrong with the way Black American adults raise their children. We must address the ever-widening, violent and abusive, gap between these two. I have never seen a society in which the communication gap was so wide and destructive, as between Black American Adults and their youth.

There is the paternal thing, Black adult males and their youth, then Black adult women and their youth and then Black adults and Black youth. Somehow, one group believes the other has severely betrayed them. But I never would have thought I would be "kicked to the curb", by my own people, for being wiser.

What can old folks do to correct the mistakes they made in raising their children? If our priorities are skewed and out of order, whose fault is that? If one child is respectful and the other not, then isn't this the atmosphere for violence and abuse? No child left behind? What happened to our communities?

The crazy part about this all is, we all look forward to getting older and if you don't believe you're going to get older, just keep living.

Money seems to be the only bond between this all and since most of us do not have it, we're unable to communicate with each other.

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