What the gang also did, it provided some level of protection for a lot of the working adults in the neighborhood.
They knew that their houses were safe, when they went out to work and didn’t have to worry about anyone breaking in to their homes.
Extensions of the expression include to fly in the face of danger and to fly in the face of providence, both of which carry a sense of reckless or impetuous disregard for safety.’Because we did not grow up with our fathers, we became reckless with our lives and disregarded the lives of others as well.
He rejected me, told my mother that I am not his child, so I never had a relationship with my father.When they had their problems, who could they have talked to?Nobody would listen, so they gravitated together and form a gang.I grew up believing that if I had never been born, things would be easier for the people I loved.(page 35)” ― Donald Miller, “If you have no arms To hold your crying child but your own arms And no legs but your own to run the stairs one more time To fetch what was forgotten I bow to you If you have no vehicle To tote your wee one but the wheels that you drive And no one else to worry, “Is my baby okay?
Quotes and sayings about being a single mother
”When you have to say goodbye on the doorsteps of daycareor on that cursed first day of school I bow to you If you have no skill but your own skill To replenish an ever-emptying bank account And no answers but your own to Satisfy the endless whys, hows, and whens your child asks and asks again I bow to you If you have no tongue to tell the truth To keep your beloved on the path without a precipice And no wisdom to impart Except the wisdom that you’ve acquired I bow to you If the second chair is empty Across the desk from a scornful, judging authority waiting For your child’s father to appear And you straighten your spine where you sit And manage to smile and say, “No one else is coming—I’m it.”Oh, I bow to you If your head aches when the spotlight finally shineson your child because your hands are the only hands there to applaud I bow to you If your heart aches because you’ve given until everything in you is gone And your kid declares, “It’s not enough.”And you feel the crack of your own soul as you whisper,“I know, baby.But it’s all mama’s got.”Oh, how I bow to you If they are your life while you are their nurse, tutor, maid Bread winner and bread baker, Coach, cheerleader and teammate…If you bleed when your child falls down I bow, I bow, I bow If you’re both punisher and hugger And your own tears are drowned out by the running of the bathroom faucetbecause children can’t know that mamas hurt too Oh, mother of mothers, I bow to you.—Toni Sorenson” ― Toni Sorenson “The gangs filled a void in society, and the void was the absence of family life. For some of those guys in the gang that was the only family they knew, because when their mothers had them they were too busy having children for other men. Their daddies never look back after they got their mothers pregnant, and those guys just grew up and they couldn’t relate to nobody.It is the dismantling of our homes and marriages that create the right conditions for gangs to flourish.If homes could be put back together or prevented from falling apart, then these symptoms could be, root cause eradicated.” ― Drexel Deal, tags: absentee-fathers, broken-homes, disregard, eradicate, family, fatherless-homes, gang-prevention, marriage, rebellion, rebellion-raiders, reckless, right-conditions, root-causes, single-mothers, single-parent-homes, strong-communities, symptoms, two-parent-homes “The majority of us were from single parent family homes.In other words, I grew up learning the exact opposite of what Eisenhower was taught.
I learned that if I didn't exist, the family would be better off.I will even suggest that we don’t have a drug and alcohol problem, nor do we have a crime problem rather, these are only the symptoms that we are experiencing, and the real problem is broken homes that result in broken lives.” ― Drexel Deal, tags: absentee-fathers, black-community, broken-homes, broken-lives, crime-prevention, crime-problem, drugs-and-alcohol, fatherless-homes, gang-prevention, geniuses, research, root-causes, single-mothers, single-parent-homes, symptoms, teenage-pregnancy “The Rebellions were the first gang in The Bahamas, to come up with a popular logo/brand in the wearing of Raiders clothing.However, other neighborhoods gave birth to their own gangs using popular sporting team images as their official colors and name.Scrooge, former leader of the Rebellion Raiders street gang that once boasted of having some ten thousand members” ― Drexel Deal, tags: banding-together, black-communities, brother-s-keeper, close-knit-community, community, community-crime-watch, community-policing, crime-prevention, extended-family, family, gang-intervention, gangs, like-family, mothers, protection, rebellion-raiders, single-mothers, small-community, standing-together, structure, surrogate-family, surrogate-mothers, tight-knit-community, unity, urban-communities, youth-program “I didn’t have any father to reach out to me.The persons who tried to steer me in the right direction, were the persons on the street and I still went the wrong way.