For Discussion: How Do We Tackle Violent Crime In The Black Community?
Reggie Bush tackled this issue of violence in the Black community on “Speak For Yourself” just days after Nipsey Hussle was murdered. Since then, his answers have been circulating the internet with added commentary.
The question was “What can we do to reduce violence in the Black community?”
“The foundation of why I wanted to be great on the field was because I wanted to make my dad jealous. I had this resentment and this aggression that I grew up with towards my real dad. I realized my dad never had his dad in his life. My dad just met his dad for the first time five years ago [at 53].
To me, we gotta get back to the foundation at home with the parenting. A lot of my boys and guys I knew in the NFL didn’t have their dad growing up. Football became my father for me.
A good start is getting back to the foundation. If you start there with the parenting — not having a man in your life to show you how to be a man has significant effects.”
Reggie says he’s speaking from his experience and makes his point.
But, where do YOU stand on the issue?