View Poll Results: The Source of Black Poverty?

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  • The culture-of-poverty option

    22 37.93%
  • The black culture option

    21 36.21%
  • The racism exists option

    11 18.97%
  • All three, with some lean towards 1 & 2

    8 13.79%
  • Any combo, including government

    16 27.59%
  • Other

    14 24.14%
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Thread: The Source of Black Poverty

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    Re: The Source of Black Poverty

    I have this solved.

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    Re: The Source of Black Poverty

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    It's not that slavery is still in effect, it's the precedent event that set a standard for which following generations used as an example. It became a class distinctive, dividing line that culturally was impossible to erase.

    The Latino's have a very similar hurdle to overcome, while the Asians and Indians assimilate into euro-Caucasian culture more easily. It's not 'IMO' a racism separation, as much as a cultural one, that's why I mentioned redneck/hillbillies. They're typically not successful bankers, doctors and lawyers for the same reasons.

    We're almost ALL actually race centric or racists, though we're not all mean spirited bigots. Much of what is brought up as racism is merely a person favoring their cultural proclivities, which is not a horrible crime or even unethical.

    I find all this casual name calling of people as racists, baby killers and perverts disgustingly stupid and hateful.
    I like your take on it. However there are cultures that use events of the past as an excuse to take the path of least resistance. There is no basis in past slavery that translates to today's lack of family structure and disproportionate percentage of abortion. In my families ascension in this country, starting as poor immigrants and rising to positions of business and political power within just a few generations, we did not see someone catching a break and doing well for themselves only to pack up a few of their closest friends and leave their neighborhoods behind. They used their success to help those who were there before their success. Consider many professional athletes and entertainers who suddenly strike it rich and disappear from the culture they escaped rather than staying to uplift those they grew up with (while at the same time claiming their "street cred"). Fathers who have no involvement with their children, would be mothers who abort their children (granted, likely because they can not afford them in the absence of the father) but continue to do this knowing how it ended the last time. To me it is not so much a remnant of a previous culture as it is a selfishness and willingness to devalue human life.

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    Re: The Source of Black Poverty

    This thread is another gathering point on the forum for white male racists who are failures in life. Pathetic people.

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    Re: The Source of Black Poverty

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Insightful post. And points, yet again, to a school system that doesn't even begin to teach students how to succeed in life. I had a client who told me, "The only way I survived my neighborhood was to enlist in the service at 17. If I hadn't? I'd have been dead or in jail before I was 20." My hearing that was a shocking truth.

    When I've talked about 'teaching kids to succeed' in our inner-city schools on this board, I've been met with, "Who are you to say they can't go to college??" WTF does that have to do with anything?? And who said teaching kids to deal with real life precludes college? We need two tracks in our schools, in my opinion: #1 On to college; #2 On with life. We fail at the second one.
    The other failure is essentially no education in terms of economic future. Learning Shakespeare and social correctness is nice, but it doesn't pay the rent.

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    Re: The Source of Black Poverty

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Hey Joko, go fly a kite buddy. My message is 100% true in each of the facts I laid out. If you can't handle the truth, that's your hangup. Now quit being the hall monitor and go find a hobby.
    What you posted are racist lies.

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    Re: The Source of Black Poverty

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Call me a racist if you want, but as a social worker, it is largely the "black culture option". The others play a role too, including the government, but nothing does more harm to the African American community than the African American community. It is a culture that often embraces and celebrates ignorance.
    Forum rules do not allow me to call you a racist even if you invite doing so.

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    Re: The Source of Black Poverty

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    What you posted are racist lies.
    I smell Poe.

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    Re: The Source of Black Poverty

    What is the source of white poverty? It must be absent white daddies, white culture, the white community and white leadership. Right?

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    Re: The Source of Black Poverty

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    IMO, the source of 'black' poverty is a lack of integration.

    'Blacks' should be integrating with other 'races' FAR more then they do.

    Stop grouping only with other 'blacks', move out of 'black ghetto's' and into better areas...even if it means sharing apartments to get by at first.

    Befriend people of other 'races', work with them, socialize with them, marry them (if you love them), have children with them (if you wish)..blur the 'race' distinction so America becomes a true melting pot.

    But huddling together along 'racial' lines does little more, IMO, then propagating negative 'racial' stereotypes that does no good for any decent American.


    It's 2014...the days of 'race-based' communities should be long a thing of the past.
    Ghettos should be bulldozed down.

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    Re: The Source of Black Poverty

    Poverty is not color-based.
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