Shitty Parents, Hot Cars, And Dead Kids

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

31 thoughts on “Shitty Parents, Hot Cars, And Dead Kids”

    1. What is up with the hacking? My linkedin account is compromised because it was hacked by LinkedIn. I would like to erase my account.

      I realized I don’t want to be part of any community that treats its members like shit.

      Do you break bread w/ people you do not respect? yeah yeah yeah LinkedIn does it to everyone…still does not make it right or good business. I desire customer service.

      Hey this letting go is not bad….


      1. Why not look at stuff like this in a different way? Take me for example. I don’t see myself as a part of certain “communities”. Try……infiltrator……sleeping cell…….under cover puppet master…….or, if you’re too squeamish and educated for that,……, hehe. The result of that? The “community” can never touch, hurt, offend, or get you mad, because their protocols, norms, values, and what have you, don’t count for you. It’s like living out of the box……um…….their box, while openly hiding in it at the same time and doing your thing without being boxed in. A metaphor? It’s like enjoying a fine day sailing on the ocean, doing some great deep sea diving, without drowning in it 🙂


        1. Roald you are a white rich male I am not. You have different stressors. Did LinkedIn erase my file as I have no access to my profile or connections? I would hope LinkedIn allows me to erase my own profile and collect information stored.


  1. did not see video on phone.NOW IPad see video but will watch later uses up memory and connection slow. Netherlands won against Costa Rica. As I said go fucking enjoy yourself. 🙂


  2. Angela. There is a term we use in my research field to describe people like this: bastards. The official terminology is psychopath. It is hormonal and genetic. It is an illness. There are approximately–based on our experiments–2% of the population in the US who are like this. There is nothing you can understand because your brain is different. There is a saying that to truly understand a criminal, you have to be one! That is why they hire hackers at anti virus companies… you need hackers to see what they would do to hack in.. this is normal. No one should believe that humanity is humane… humanity is a form of animal–and now we are starting to learn that whales and dolphins are more evolved than we are.. so who the heck do we think we are? Just monkeys with cars…


    1. Many animals such as whales have affinity For their species. Humanity is compassion and empathy to others.

      Psychopaths have no compassion.. They can be very charming and that is why they’re dangerous people.

      I believe many are judges are psychopaths. Perhaps judges should Undergo psych evaluation every two years.

      Many cops are just criminals Who belong behind bars Along with correctional officers. Cops Need evaluation every six months by independent real doctors with integrity.

      Btw, glad u are back. Did you enjoy vacation w/ hubby?


  3. It happens more than people realize. Temperatures in a car can increase to 130 F in the warm weather, in just a few seconds, even with the windows partially open. If your fortunate enough that the kids survive, the fines aren’t near the scalding amount.

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    1. Hi Claude, it does! Some animal lovers become enraged when they hear about a dog left in a heated car…. with a baby. Amazing to me is the rhetoric around cruelty to animals without mention of the child. But to do it intentionally is cultural.


    1. This is just sick and it is cultural. Not all schools in this country are safe or healthy. Some school environments are toxic not because of staff …one reason why some parents homeschool.

      Netherlands just won against Costa Rica…. 😦

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          1. Fuck that fucking inner peace as well. Keep it, I don’t want it. if anything, I want to find more orderly chaos, intense stress, and sweeping turmoil. And of course lovely Argentina to go home next Wednesday, hehe.


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