Author Roxe (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported)
“Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity…” (Titus 2: 6-7).
So called “gangsta” culture, also, feeds into the problem of absent fathers in the inner city.
Gansta culture (no longer confined to a single race) embraces a super-macho image which prizes male power and gang loyalty above all else. For many, gangs take the place of family which is one of the reasons they command such fierce loyalty.
The merest slight, even if unintended, may be perceived as disrespect. Disputes are resolved by violent means. The domination of women is glorified, which is why misogynistic lyrics are common in gansta rap.
The truth is that the boys fathering children never knew a father either. The grown men acting like boys are displaying…
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