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    Re: Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Bla

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Sounds like more of a condemnation on culture, not economics.

    Saying that minimum wage and drugs are more of a black issue than a white issue is probably more racist than anything you were trying to defend. Congratulations on that.
    Why? Blacks are sentenced to prison for drug offenses at a higher rate.
    Drug Sentencing Disparities
    •About 14 million Whites and 2.6 million African Americans report using an illicit drug
    •5 times as many Whites are using drugs as African Americans, yet African Americans are sent to prison for drug offenses at 10 times the rate of Whites
    •African Americans represent 12% of the total population of drug users, but 38% of those arrested for drug offenses, and 59% of those in state prison for a drug offense.
    •African Americans serve virtually as much time in prison for a drug offense (58.7 months) as whites do for a violent offense (61.7 months). (Sentencing Project)

    Criminal Justice Fact Sheet | NAACP

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    Re: Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Bla

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Perhaps you could start listening to those who have been screaming about the impact of illegal immigration.

    I doubt it though.
    Hey, I am a gardener. I DO the job republicans say Americans will NOT do. I have never hired someone that is not eligible to work in the US and I never will. Can't say the same for my neighbors.

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    Re: Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Bla

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Why? Blacks are sentenced to prison for drug offenses at a higher rate.
    Drug Sentencing Disparities
    •About 14 million Whites and 2.6 million African Americans report using an illicit drug
    •5 times as many Whites are using drugs as African Americans, yet African Americans are sent to prison for drug offenses at 10 times the rate of Whites
    •African Americans represent 12% of the total population of drug users, but 38% of those arrested for drug offenses, and 59% of those in state prison for a drug offense.
    •African Americans serve virtually as much time in prison for a drug offense (58.7 months) as whites do for a violent offense (61.7 months). (Sentencing Project)

    Criminal Justice Fact Sheet | NAACP
    Blacks are given NBA contracts at a much higher rate than whites. What's your point?

    Maybe blacks are sentenced to prison for drug offenses because...they commit more drug offenses? Maybe black drug offenses deal with harder drugs? Transportation of drugs? Drugs during certain activities?

    Your statistics prove nothing. White, black, whatever - if you commit a drug offense, don't bitch about being sentenced from a drug offense.

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    Re: Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Bla

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Blacks are given NBA contracts at a much higher rate than whites. What's your point?

    Maybe blacks are sentenced to prison for drug offenses because...they commit more drug offenses? Maybe black drug offenses deal with harder drugs? Transportation of drugs? Drugs during certain activities?

    Your statistics prove nothing. White, black, whatever - if you commit a drug offense, don't bitch about being sentenced from a drug offense.
    NBA contracts are given by merit. There are many variables when someone is arrested for drug use. Race is one of them.

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    Re: Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Bla

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    NBA contracts are given by merit. There are many variables when someone is arrested for drug use. Race is one of them.
    It's cute that you actually believe that. Enjoy the tin hat.

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    Re: Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Bla

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptinSarcastic View Post
    Exactly!

    The racial wealth disparity has been with us for a long, long time, but it is not new racism that has increased the gap, it is the simple fact of wealth concentration that has increased the gap between the super-wealthy and the rest, and this exagerrates the already existing racial gap.

    I think a lot of people completely misunderstand the idea of redistribution. They think it is a socialist buzzword for stealing from the productive, but in fact all government throughout all of history have engaged in redistribution and POLICY determines redustribution, the only differences were to whom and from whom. Czarist Russia engaged in redistribution during the era of feudal serfdom, the output of serfs were redistributed under law to the nobles to the point where the Nobles owned virtually 100% of everything. The way to understand redistributive policies is to see what the outcome is. If wealth is increasing concentration to one group and decreasing in another, you have redistributive policies. The Communist Revolution of 1917 implemented redistributive policies, and the result was that where wealth was concentrated, it was (for lack of a better word) taxed at 100% (plus decapitation in many cases) and was distributed to the people (realistically, it was redistributed to the party and then concentrated again in party leaders).


    It's funny that you should bring up communism in a thread that bears Reagan's name. As his "reaganomics" is a privatized version of what CCCP communism turned out to be. The controlling and distribution of resouces and wealth by a select few, to benefit the few, at the expense of the masses.

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    Re: Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Bla

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    It's cute that you actually believe that. Enjoy the tin hat.
    I believe what I see

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    Re: Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Bla

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Hey, I am a gardener. I DO the job republicans say Americans will NOT do. I have never hired someone that is not eligible to work in the US and I never will. Can't say the same for my neighbors.
    LOL. Republicans say Americans will not garden?

    Since you mentioned Gardeners, I haven't seen a crew in years here in Southern California that speaks anything other than Spanish. I can't say whether they are illegal or not, but let's be honest. I travel the country, and over the last 15-20 years, every manufacturing and processing plant I have been in, almost without exception, is dominated by workers who only speak spanish.

    These used to be jobs that provided income and experience for other minorities, and helped to establish an economic base from which they could enter into a growing middle class.

    Not any more. Illegal immigration has devastated Black communities here in Southern California. And it's encouraged by the left.

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    Re: Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Bla

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    It's funny that you should bring up communism in a thread that bears Reagan's name. As his "reaganomics" is a privatized version of what CCCP communism turned out to be. The controlling and distribution of resouces and wealth by a select few, to benefit the few, at the expense of the masses.
    It was the point I was trying to make. A policy doesn't have to consist of taking from the rich to give to poor to be redistribution. It can take from any group and give to any group and it will still be redistribution. Redistribution is not bad or good, but the outcomes can be bad or good. For the last 30 years, our redistributive policies have worked out very badly for the citizens of America as a whole. We don't have serfs, but the outcome of our policies is the same, albeit a slower theft from the masses.

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    Re: Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Bla

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Sounds like more of a condemnation on culture, not economics.

    Saying that minimum wage and drugs are more of a black issue than a white issue is probably more racist than anything you were trying to defend. Congratulations on that.
    The effects of bad laws on one racial group being more noticeable than on other racial group is not racist, but fact.

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