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

    Quote Originally Posted by SayMyName View Post
    Quite humorous. A nation keeps an entire population in slavery for close to 300 years, frees them without any real measure of support, and then asks who is to blame for their plight only a generation after many were even allowed to vote in a great portion of the nation.
    absolutely astute and accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    absolutely astute and accurate.
    Its absolute nonsense is what it is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SayMyName View Post
    Quite humorous. A nation keeps an entire population in slavery for close to 300 years, frees them without any real measure of support, and then asks who is to blame for their plight only a generation after many were even allowed to vote in a great portion of the nation.
    What a bunch of absolute nonsense.

    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.

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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??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    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.
    There are a few who will climb the ladder. I've known some. The problem is that there are more being born into poverty than ever climb out, so the population keeps growing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    There are a few who will climb the ladder. I've known some. The problem is that there are more being born into poverty than ever climb out, so the population keeps growing.

    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.


    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SayMyName View Post
    Quite humorous. A nation keeps an entire population in slavery for close to 300 years, frees them without any real measure of support, and then asks who is to blame for their plight only a generation after many were even allowed to vote in a great portion of the nation.
    There are many avenues that allow for forward mobility that ANYBODY can access. Nobody is being kept down and ANYBODY can change their lot in life. All it takes is motivation, intelligence and education.
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    Re: Who do you blame for the problems of African Americans?? [W:98]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    There are many avenues that allow for forward mobility that ANYBODY can access. Nobody is being kept down and ANYBODY can change their lot in life. All it takes is motivation, intelligence and education.
    I would add one more thing, the ability to believe it is possible. Often we are blind to possibilities for many, many reasons. That lack of knowledge becomes a prison for too many.

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

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I would add one more thing, the ability to believe it is possible. Often we are blind to possibilities for many, many reasons. That lack of knowledge becomes a prison for too many.
    That is what I meant as a part of motivation... but you worded it better, to be honest.

    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.
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