Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wrong Title

For the 17 people who read I Don't Want to Heal this morning... the title was a typo.

The intended title was I Don't Want to Hear It.

Sorry about that.  It  does change the meaning, doesn't it?

As an apology, I'm adding the video of the Baltimore mom who probably shouldn't have been smacking her son around, but who did get up off the couch and brought him home.

You've heard about it.... now you can see it.

And here she is explaining herself on CBS News this morning. 

If your kid is going to be naughty, he probably shouldn't wear recognizable sweat pants.


  1. I'm so annoyed with RWNJs saying this mom was right in slapping her son around. She didn't do it because he was involved. She was scared shitless for her son's life. This sums up how I view this response by this mother.

    "This is about the white response to Toya Graham. The African American debate is nuanced. But a lot of the white people applauding her beating her son would have called CPS if she did it in CVS. White people hyping her “heroism” are essentially justifying police brutality, and saying the only way to control black kids is to beat the shit out of them."“hero_mom”_hype_how_clueless_media_applause_excuses_police_brutality/

    I'm sickened by it all. No one should be treated this way and especially by police who are to protect and serve the community--not target people based of their skin color. Anyone who doesn't understand the frustrations of minorities, clearly doesn't get it. Being constantly persecuted can really anger people and yeah, make them want to riot. I cannot blame any of these people for being angry. They have every right to be.

    I'll get off my soapbox.

    Megan xxx

    1. All the outrage over broken store fronts would be easier to handle if there were similar outrage over a broken spinal cord....

      You can stay on your soapbox, Megan. It would make more sense to me, though, to burn down the CVS in the Police Chief's neighborhood, rather than your own, don't you think?

  2. AB, agree that burning in their own neighborhood is counter-productive and hurts their neighborhood, but one can see how they are lashing out in frustration and anger. People are only looking at the property and not the actual issue. I did like this article about how society puts more emphasis on property than it does on young African-American males.

    1. As more facts come out, the situation looks worse and worse for the Baltimore PD. A healthy young man walks into the van.....

      I'd be furious, too. I was furious about Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and Kent State, too.... but I didn't approve of the Univ of Michigan bombing. The family asked for peace.

      I think we are on the same side here - over-incarceration, neglect, lack of opportunity - but I still like my dad's admonition - Don't do anything you wouldn't want to see on the front page of the NYTimes.


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