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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]

    Since there was no "all of the above" option I chose other.

    Democrats and black leaders prefer to address symptoms rather than root causes and Republicans want to pretend there are no problems to begin with.
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    Re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    Individuals are responsible for their own problems, whether those individuals be black, brown, red, white, or purple with bright pink polka dots.
    So the people who died on 9/11 caused their own deaths?
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    Re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So the people who died on 9/11 caused their own deaths?
    That's not the same and you know it.
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    Re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So the people who died on 9/11 caused their own deaths?
    Only in the most extreme logical conclusion of my original statement. Those who died on 9/11 did not know they were going to die, but they were in that place and time as a result of their own decisions. None of them were forced to work in the Twin Towers. Likely none of those people did very much to raise awareness of the dangers of al-Qaeda specifically and terrorism generally with their political representatives over the previous decade. How many of those people voted for Bill Clinton's re-election? Had Bob Dole been president from 1997-2001, perhaps we would have taken bin Laden off Sudan's hands? We can go around and around with this if you want to take it to the extreme, but how's this...

    ...Individuals are responsible for resolving their own problems, no matter the (real or perceived) cause. Better?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    That's not the same and you know it.
    because death is not a problem
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    Re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    because death is not a problem
    No you jackass, because getting murdered is not the same thing as living in poverty in a nation that gives you a free education.
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    Re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    Only in the most extreme logical conclusion of my original statement. Those who died on 9/11 did not know they were going to die, but they were in that place and time as a result of their own decisions. None of them were forced to work in the Twin Towers. Likely none of those people did very much to raise awareness of the dangers of al-Qaeda specifically and terrorism generally with their political representatives over the previous decade. How many of those people voted for Bill Clinton's re-election? Had Bob Dole been president from 1997-2001, perhaps we would have taken bin Laden off Sudan's hands? We can go around and around with this if you want to take it to the extreme, but how's this...

    ...Individuals are responsible for resolving their own problems, no matter the (real or perceived) cause. Better?
    No, not really

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    No you jackass, because getting murdered is not the same thing as living in poverty in a nation that gives you a free education.
    You mean different things are different? Gee, who would have guessed!!!

    Maybe that's why simplistic nonsense like "people are responsible for their own problems" are unrealistic depictions given the complexity of real life and their only purpose is to reassure the simpletons who can't deal with complexity (ie reality)
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    Re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    You mean different things are different? Gee, who would have guessed!!!

    Maybe that's why simplistic nonsense like "people are responsible for their own problems" are unrealistic depictions given the complexity of real life and their only purpose is to reassure the simpletons who can't deal with complexity (ie reality)
    Maybe he didn't expect anybody to be stupid enough not to realize that he was referring to this specific situation.
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    Re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    Maybe he didn't expect anybody to be stupid enough not to realize that he was referring to this specific situation.
    If he was arguing that his simplistic little bit of folk "wisdom" (ie "people are responsible for their own problems") then he was "begging the question" The question is "Who is to blame for the problems of black people?" and to answer "Their problems are their responsibility because their problems are their responsibility" is a bigoted argument.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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