i hope only blacks are doing this poll if you want it to be accurate
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
The Enduring Significance of Racism: Discrimination and Delinquency Among Black American Youth
Prominent explanations of the overrepresentation of Black Americans in criminal justice statistics focus on the effects of neighborhood concentrated disadvantage, racial isolation, and social disorganization. We suggest that perceived personal discrimination is an important but frequently neglected complement to these factors.
Consistent with our hypothesis, perceived personal discrimination has notable direct effects on both general and violent delinquency and is an important mediator between neighborhood structural conditions and offending; moreover, its effects exceed those associated with neighborhood conditions.
Feeling victimized by "perceived" racism and discrimination is not the same thing as being a legitimate victim of actual racism and discrimination.
Case in point:
The following is an example of "perceived" racism.
What you see below are examples of actual racism.
Basically the only thing your study proves is that a lot of angry young black men (similar to the dim-bulb in the video above) like to believe that they are being discriminated against by whites, and often use that belief as an excuse to justify anti-social behavior, and even criminality, which ultimately winds up holding them back in life. Their supposed "repression" by American society becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy as such.
The study doesn't do a damn thing to demonstrate whether the "racism" these young men claim to be suffering from actually exists in any meaningful fashion. Quite frankly, I'm inclined to believe that it doesn't.
Minorities have every economic and educational opportunity whites have, and just as much right to pursue them. There are even government programs in place specifically designed to make sure that minority individuals in general, and blacks in particular, are able to capitalize on such opportunities, even if they do not have the monetary capital on hand to finance it.
There is really no valid excuse for why a person of any race or creed cannot succeed in the modern day and age, other than the simple refusal to even make an honest attempt at doing so in the first place.
How about we just call it "not acting like a ghetto moron" and leave things at that? Why must sensible, sane, and responsible behavior be something limited to people of any one race or ethnicity in particular?
As they say, "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."
Last edited by Gathomas88; 06-16-14 at 07:55 PM.
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