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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Parenting is a big part of it, really.
    You haven't been to Taiwan lately, have you???
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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    If we pushed for equal-rights when we emancipated them how different do you think things would be?
    If didnt' enact jim-crow laws how different would thins be?
    If we dropped all race qualifiers from anything gov't, would that change things? I think so, but there is no way to test the theory. I keep wondering if in the effort to "even the playing field" we are not instead holding back the progress?

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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    You haven't been to Taiwan lately, have you???
    I went there this past summer. What makes you think I haven't been there? I was agreeing with you about the cultural thing and suggesting that parenting is a significant factor when it comes to academic success and how hard a child tries in school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Are you successful in life, or are you held back, because of Reconstruction and the fact that the best and brightest Southerners were all killed during the Civil War?
    I see myself as successful, but realize at one time I was on welfare (between 7 and 9 years ago). Did it hold me back and turn me into some sort of mindless political pawn? nope. Why not? Because of my attitude about life, not because of any sort of government handout, however that handout in no way ever held me back because thats not what handouts do. Its people's piss-poor attitudes that do it and that was the point of cosby's speech.

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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Nope, he is pretty much villified for the terrible quality of his reasoning skills. Heck, did anybody know he was black until this thread?
    No, and that isn't a bad thing. He doesn't need the crutch of advertising what he is and making himself into a victim unlike another well known Black member of this forum who does that on nearly a daily basis...
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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    It is true today that many leaving Taiwan are of the more affluent variety (then again, Taiwan is a far more affluent society today than it was thirty years ago). However, in the past, many Asians (including Taiwanese and Chinese) immigrated to the US with very little. They would live in small residences, sometimes more than one family in the same place, and WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF so their children could get a good education. It is a cultural thing. Taiwanese take education seriously and know this is a way to succeed. Some black families do as well, and they are to be commended. However, I have worked in schools with large Black populations and it is not an exaggeration to say that on the whole they were far lazier about their schoolwork than whites or Asians (be they East Asians or South Asians).
    Ah but look at 3rd and 4th generation immigrants of almost any origin. Chances are their work ethic is a lot lower than those that moved here. Even among whites there is a lot of entitlement mentality.

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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I agree that if one particular individual fails in life, it is most likely due to his or her own lack of effort and didn't try enough. However if you ignore the individual and look on a macro scale, the reality is that there are certain groups within society that are marginalized, and this is reality. Now once we accept this, there are two possible conclusions a logical person arrives at: 1) there is something wrong with the group itself and 2) the system is biased against a particular group, or it's a mix of both (i think the truth is that it's a bit of both). The sociological data is clear: there are certain societal institutions that inherently treat darker-skinned people differently compared to lighter-skinned people even when all other factors are equal, and these include the job market and the justice system. Of course you don't want to teach your black child that he is doomed to fail because the deck is stacked against him, for his sake you want to teach him that he should give maximum effort in succeeding at life. But the reality is, in the real world people ARE often treated differently by society based on their skin color. It's not a liberal or conservative position, it is just plain unadulterated truth based on reams upon reams of sociological studies.

    And for the record I see absolutely nothing wrong with what this Texas group is doing, more power to them.
    It's not only our color though, it's often easier if we just look good, dress well, and show a measure of confidence. Being a gentleman also opens a lot of doors. All of that can transcend any racial differences.

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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Ah but look at 3rd and 4th generation immigrants of almost any origin. Chances are their work ethic is a lot lower than those that moved here. Even among whites there is a lot of entitlement mentality.
    I'd have to agree with this, unfortunately.

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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    No, and that isn't a bad thing. He doesn't need the crutch of advertising what he is and making himself into a victim unlike another well known Black member of this forum who does that on nearly a daily basis...
    He advertises what he is with every dumb post he makes, day in and day out.

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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's not only our color though, it's often easier if we just look good, dress well, and show a measure of confidence. Being a gentleman also opens a lot of doors. All of that can transcend any racial differences.
    Those are a few of the things you CAN do AS AN INDIVIDUAL to overcome the challenges that already exist, I definitely agree.

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