Re: TRAYVON MARTIN, any thoughts? what does it all mean?
posted at 4/1/2012 12:52 AM EDT
In Response to Re: TRAYVON MARTIN, any thoughts? what does it all mean?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: TRAYVON MARTIN, any thoughts? what does it all mean? : Exactly, I feel the same way most of the people in this country do, so I should be embarrassed... some people have to pay their mortgages, some don't some people have to pay for their food, some don't some people have to pay to go to school, some don't and the beat goes on and the country begins to look like Chad but that is ok because hundreds of years from now when the country has been bankrupted those, then Americans, who whatever the country is named by then can thank the complete lack of personal responsibility by a growing number for being the cause of the decline of the greatest country the world has ever known.... but who cares.... some people have to pay for their oil, some don't some people have to pay for their clothes, some don't... Posted by TheDUDDER[/QUOTE]dud, believe it or not, i agree with your basic premise about the contributors vs those who don't and are over-rewarded to the point there is ZERO incentive to not be a loafer or parasite.where i have a major beef with you though (at least til u smartly tried to clean it up with this post) is the instinctual equivalence of BLACK and non-pigmented white people with the non-contributors. this is what zimmerman did. he was so certain that for any non-white person to be in such a rich gated community, he must have been trespassing or up to no good. the idea that there could be a legit brotha just wearing a hoodie never crossed his mind. thats RACISM my friend. everything negative is automatically assigned to anyone non-white 9have u watched the GOP nominee process at all?).
the country is about to be majority non-white yet your kind is ill-prepped to mentally and positively embrace that reality. yes, i'm not naive. due to both historical ill-treatment/ancestral neglect and a l ot of present bad choices, the numbers are and should be bad for multi-generational american blacks in comparison to their white brethren. that's just tragic. had we been included in the homestaead acts from way back AFTER nathan's rebellion around the 16th century and been able to get government help and welfare (free land, $ and tools to work the land is WELFARE) to be middle-class, clearly as a race there would be no great distinction between us and others.
dont kid yourself, in every race the top 1% are the ones that shape the perceptions for all. most whites just hand on to the coat tails of bill gates, buffett, steve jobs and others. u get defined by your best pigmented brothas, we don't. despite the fact that MOST blacks are now raised and born in suburbs we still overwhelmingly get stereotyped by those from the hood and straight outta compton or roxbury. it took generations to get here, will take generations to get out. as a black man, i would agree with a michele obama and that real freedom and inclusion didnt happen for most blacks til BILL CLINTON got in there. talking barely one generation. give it 4 or 5 more, and the differences amongst the races would be trivial! in the meantime, deal with it, live with it. we shall overcome in time as a collective.
the obama level, clearly blacks are carrying their weight. amongst the very poor, there really isnt that much of a gap. appalachians, trailer park whites are just as decadent as the poorest blacks and latinos. the problem is with the great middle. GI bill, social security, government-backed bank loans for homes, government backed college loans and so forth made only whites eligible in their first incarnations. wasnt til the 70s that some blacks were able to sneak thru. how is that a level playing field. we as a race are very far behind. again, will take time. show some compassion and respect for still standing and enduring for all these years and not just obssess over the worse shortcomings. again, most welfare $ is spent on white people, specifically white women.. y do u insist on just branding black people as the "enemy"?