|Yes, black babies do grow up to turn American cities into a third world country. Richmond is on its way to proving that maxim correct|
Yesterday, notorious gossip site TMZ revealed a joke commercial it said it “wasn’t sure” it would be received well. Called “Black Baby”, it makes fun of white celebrities adopting black children as “the cutest accessory” that also rids them of any white guilt they may have.
What do you think? Funny or just plain wrong?'The cutest accessory' might be a stretch. How about: 'at the moment, the most politically expedient accessory' for a Disingenuous White Liberal hoping to score favors with the same type of individuals pushing the usage certain images in Cheerio's cereal advertisements (it's called conditioning).
But why go to Africa for that nubian accessory? Richmond, Virginia is a city with a plethora of black children (of all ages!) in need of some parental guidance that only a well-paid nanny or personal assistant can provide [Study: 60 percent of Richmond families are single parent, CBS 6 Richmond, 6-10-13]:
As Father’s Day approaches, children are reminded to appreciate their dads and the impact on their lives.
Today dads around the city were honored a week in advance of Father’s Day. Celebrate Fatherhood 2013 was held this afternoon at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center. While these dads and their children enjoyed the moon bounce and competed in contests, an alarming amount of children in the area won’t have fathers around to celebrate the holiday.
First Things First, an organization dedicated to keeping dads involved in kids’ lives, reports that 60 percent of all families in the city of Richmond are single-parent households. Within the African-American demographic, that number spikes up to 86 percent, a number that surpasses the national average.
“It’s not just Richmond and it’s not always just African-Americans,” Sean Powell, who helps run father boot camps in the community, said. “Whether they leave the house or not, it’s always important for them [fathers] to be there for that child.
Henrico Police Chief Doug Middleton said he has noticed a correlation to crime as well.
“I do know that a large of number of young folks we interact with do not have a father in their home and I think it’s on all of us to recognize a responsibility to help those children,” Chief Middleton said.