Why is it the above list of African Americans were able to overcome these "disadvantages" where others cannot?
My thoughts: they were willing to work harder and take on more risk to make it. They didn't give up when others would have.
Something that seems to be a re occurring theme among millionaires of all races.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
Growing up in the inner city, I didn't know any whites except for my teachers at school. I always had this perception that all white were middle class and didn't have any financial burdens. I got this image from TV where you see the white TV families living in very nice neighborhoods in the valleys. Like white people travel to Narnia or something when they get off work and school.
In college I had white friends from the midwest who said that they have never met a black guy before and that I didn't act like what they thought I would act like. As the years went by we became really good friends and I think that is what is missing in our society.
You make many good points as well. Great post.
Again, speaking in general terms.
When a white person sees an African American head bopping to a music they don't understand, pants nearly to the ground, they find it disqusting.
When a white person sees, on the local news, the nightly shootings on or near your local "MLK" Blvd., if you will, they formulate the opinion that African American people are not culturally meant to be mixed in a civilized white society.
When White America sees that 13.6 of the American population, (African Americans,) making up 40.2 percent of all prison inmates, their minds equate that to a criminal culture.
When white American teachers, working in our inner city schools, speak with their white counterparts, teaching in predominantly white schools, it helps them form the opinion that African America students, by comparison, lack the discipline and respect usually taught in White American homes. Not to mention the student's lack of ability to learn the curriculum as successfully as the white students.
The deal is, we have to be honest enough to admit that the two cultures are poles apart. It hurts me none when a young person, black or white, wears their pants down to their their knees. Why should it bother me then? (I remind myself of bell bottoms and mullets.)
Yes, I think we should all just accept each other for what we all are, as long as we do no harm to others. Regardless of what music we like or clothes we wear. Just accept that people are different. They have different values and standards.
Truth is, in my opinion, black people are more of a threat to other black people than they are to the white race. If anyone should be apprehensive about African Americans, it should be other African Americans.
I am very blessed to have several African American friends. Sure, they are different from me. But they accept me for who I am and I do the same, in turn.
Last edited by Captain America; 07-09-13 at 01:20 PM.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
It's not as if Will
Smith or Ben Carson were to sit next to the average White American, that they would move because of racism.
It is a specific group within the race. The counter culture that live their lives and glorify a culture that is not conducive to success.
I think we have all seen the undercover shows where they send the "Thuggish" looking African American onto a bus, and even the other African Americans grip their purses a little tighter and take on a more defensive posture.
It is not the color of their skin but the image they present.
You think people don't do the same when their around Hells Angels or a group of Wannabe Nazis?
Due to the culture surrounding certain styles, walking around with saggy ass pants, long white t shirt with faux gold plated teeth and nasty ass hair and swearing every 5 seconds is about the equivalent of walking around with a ****ing Prison jumpsuit on.
Would anyone blame another person for having raised concern about their safety if someone was walking around in a Prison jumpsuit complete with leg shackles?