Lack of Jobs Responsible for Violent Behaviour of Youth

Farrakhan said, “As you look at St. Kitts, young people get education and have to find industry in order to work and to achieve the things that they see on television that attracts them.  If there are no jobs and they are seeing all the wonderful things they could have and they want to have and there is no opportunity for them to be gainfully employed, then a drug dealer comes along, then a gang and the guns (will follow).”

The head of the Nation of Islam however stated, that the lack of Jobs is not only to be liable for the actions of the youth but he outlined that violence today is celebrated and that no child is growing up without getting exposed to murders, violence and sex which they see on television.

Minister Farrakhan also went on to say, that the youth do not deserve the blame for their behaviour but it has to be placed on the adults in their failure to prepare their future.  Farrakhan said “It’s not the fault of the youth. We always want to blame the youth but it’s not the youth, it’s the failure of us as adults, to prepare a future for our children“.

He also said that the service oriented industry has no future for young people. “We send them off to school to get an education and when they come out of school there is no appropriate industry for them to work in except service oriented industry. So if we are going to learn how to make beds, learn how to cook, serve the rich and the famous who come to these islands, that is no future for our young people,” Farrakhan said.

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