View Poll Results: Who is MOST to blame for the problems of African Americans?

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Thread: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

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    re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    I blame Gipper.

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    re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterLiberty View Post
    The title is evident. Who is the MOST to blame for the problems of African Americans today??
    Most blame? That's a hard one. All elements in the poll bear a portion of the blame for this unfortunate situation. However, as far as the largest portion, I think its most likely a result of internalized racism. In other words, the culture has yet to recover from decades of "you aren't good enough" and those attitudes need to be overcome. In today's world, I wouldn't give anyone that blame for causing it, as those people are pretty much dead, but the culture has yet to recover.

    Almost all the successful black folks I know and I become more than an acquaintance with have at one time told me that they participate in community outreach with the basic goal of telling young folks that they matter and have something to contribute to the world. If whole generations are being raised with the view that they don't, then that generation isn't going to try, but rather desire to check out. The fundamental issue is self esteem and confidence passed down generationally.
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    re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    What...?

    Are you just going to be mad every time people imply that someone other than the victim has some of the blame?
    When it comes to something like that, you're damn right. Blaming a system to defend drug users is morally indefensible.

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    re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Being serious, cultures that our ancestors worked very, very hard to exterminate aren't doing so hot as a whole right now.

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    re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Their stereotyping of the black poor as being dangerous, entitled animals isn't terribly helpful.
    That has never been a part of the GOP platform.

    The draconian drug law changes of a couple decades ago, which seemed to apply almost exclusively to those mostly used by minorities (and some texts from the time make it clear that they were perfectly aware of this, and it was part of their concern) also does not go unnoticed.
    Guess again.

    The drug war is primarily being waged by inner city Democrat administrations. Anyone who denies that is in denial of reality.

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    re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    That has never been a part of the GOP platform.

    Guess again.

    The drug war is primarily being waged by inner city Democrat administrations. Anyone who denies that is in denial of reality.
    and therefore the drug war can't be a big part of the problems of African Americans? Are inner city Democrats benign necessarily?
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    re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Being serious, cultures that our ancestors worked very, very hard to exterminate aren't doing so hot as a whole right now.
    Not true. Sixty years ago, the Japanese were the most hated race in America and we did our best to exterminate them. Now they're the wealthiest race in America.

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    re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Blacks themselves. They encourage scapegoatism and "blaming whitey". If you're a success doing something besides ballin, slingin, or rappin, you're a sellout. If you speak coherently, you're "talking white". If you're black and support responsibility amongst your own, you're an Uncle Tom.

    Black culture does great at keeping their own people down and explaining who is to blame for it.
    How many black people do you actually know Gip? I mean actually know
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    re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    People that look at a 'white' American and see an American BUT who look at an 'African' American and see an 'African' American.

    Americans think about 'race' far, FAR too much
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    I do believe that you are right.

    If everyone would treat every human being in the USA with the same respect that they would like to receive this would be a wonderful world.




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    re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I do believe that you are right.

    If everyone would treat every human being in the USA with the same respect that they would like to receive this would be a wonderful world.




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    Would you want that to include Conservative, straight white males?

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