How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
Marriage–of the legally and spiritually binding type–is the safest way to raise children here in America. I think it’s about time for Americans to ask themselves what do we need to do to make our marriages more like the kinds of marriages that Europeans are experiencing–even if the ‘marriage’ that Europeans are partaking of is not one that involves standing before a judge and pledging ’till death do us part’. Clearly, Europeans–and German’s in particular–know something we don’t know or have yet to acknowledge.
Choosing to have a child is not an entirely rational choice, it is also an emotional choice.
The oldest boy is going to be 13 this year. He hasnâ€™t hit The Change yet as far as I can tell, and as the product years of many years of Catholic socio-emotional sexophobic repression, I may never actually know. Definitive confirmation would require direct asking, which is something weâ€™re trained by the church specifically not to do. This is the same organization that brought you the concepts of â€œimpure thoughtâ€ and â€œthe occasion of sin.â€ Immorality begins at the conception of the idea. There are prophylactics in place, of course. I like to think of confession as a spiritual â€œmorning-after pill,â€ if you will, preventing the zygote of corruption from hatching into the blastocyst of wicked deed, but somehow I doubt the metaphor will make it into the official church brochures.
I reserved my trademark What da cuss? phrase for times like these, when there are just no dignified words to explain the lame-brained, nutty, batty, cuckoo and looney things I catch wind of folks doing.
One such WTC moment just happened a few seconds ago when a white grandfather was stopped because some “concern troll” call the police because he was walking down the street holding hands with his black granddaughter.
With today’s grocery prices and my penchant for organic foods, can this even be done?
I associate the word marriage with religion and since I also support a separation of church and state, I see nothing wrong with allowing religious institutions to retain final authority over the word marriage while the state only officially recognizes civil unions. But…
Take a stroll in any inner-city neighborhood: On any given afternoon, you will see groups of able-bodied young men lounging carelessly on street corners, smoking marijuana boldly on street corners bragging about their bitches, whores and baby mammas. Although these young men show clear shiftless tendencies, throngs of ride or die chicks, sometimes with several children in tow surround them, taking loudly while dressed in pajama bottoms and dingy white wife-beaters complete with the proverbial head scarf.
I realize just how many books I have read about white women who led promiscuous lives throughout their college years or early twenties and yet still managed to marry a Nice Guy, eventually. After all of their promiscuity, drug addictions, divorces, and abortions these women were still able to find a Nice Guy to settle down with, marry, have kids, and live The Life.
But what about black women?
Good question, Jamila. Gooood question.
His smile was pure sunshine. He was my dad, and he died one year ago today.
When I was eight years old, I asked him how he would react if I ever married someone white. What should I expect his answer to be? This man was a share cropperâ€™s son. He was born in the 1920â€²s, and even as a full-grown man, he was obliged to answer respectfully when a white man called him â€œboy.â€
In truth, my question was more dare than earnest inquiryâ€”the silly â€œwhat-ifsâ€ children ask to rile their parents. But itâ€™s not what he said that resonated mostâ€“though Iâ€™ll get to that laterâ€“it was how he dealt with bigotry throughout his entire life.
In a way Newt is correct: A hand-up is always better than a hand-out. On the other hand Mr. Gingrich is speaking as if black people don’t want jobs, as if black folks don’t want the dignity of earning an honest paycheck but would instead prefer the dole. Clearly, there are some black people that actually are lazy but they are by no means a majority of black people.
Quick show of hands…who DIDN’T see this coming?