Thanks to people like you, who perpetuate the narrative that Black people are somehow inherently incapable of rising above their station on their own, that they need assistance above and beyond the level afforded to all others, inner city poverty and crime will continue to be a significant problem.
The victim mentality rhetoric only perpetuates their struggles.
The same thing, largely, that is to blame for the problems of Mexicans and poor whites.
Generation to generation of said group being raised with lower class values that are never diagnosed through the generations, compounding the problem.
Not just this but I'd also strongly argue that America and every other large country in the world will now forever have an addict prone "mass underclass" part of its population that largely cannot be saved.
Drug use is so easily available and purchasable, even by the poor, that anyone who wants to can completely and cheaply leave to a temporary drug induced universe to escape their poverty and or hell that neither they or anyone in their lives knows or ever has had the insight to escape.
It's hard to argue with a person who does drugs who knows that the best they will ever do in life is rent a cheap little apartment and just scrape by. Those people aren't ever going to come around because they have no logical reason to. They do not know how to escape that situation. If they had a ladder out of it they'd walk right by that ladder. They are lost.
Last edited by Ryan5; 07-03-14 at 01:06 AM.
It's really just a matter of believing in yourself. If you truly believe that there is no future, no hope, then you aren't going to try to climb any ladders - for what? Just to fall off of the top? How you motivate people to believe in themselves I really don't know.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I've dealt with a lot of poor people of all walks. I'd have to say that there's no greater motivation for wealth and class for a person than to see the bottom and how degenerate it truly is.
That's why I'm pro abortion staunchly as well as birth control. People have no idea just how many people in America it was an injustice for them even to be born. They are born into literally and figuratively nothing. They have not a cent to their name from day one. They're born on borrowed money, will be fed on borrowed (or outright taken) money and will even die and be disposed of with borrowed money. They go their whole lives never above water really, and the truth is they never stood a chance, contrary to what some deluded rosy type will tell you.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
The road upward for blacks has been a virtual freeway for the past fifty years. Why did so few take it?
It's too late now, Obama is closing the freeway down in favor of the Hispanic races.
I feel that there are far too many intelligent black people to conclude that it can't be done. As you said though, the ability to believe is paramount. I had very intelligent young black men who were in gangs or in that culture that just never looked past the present.