Mr. Assertive wrote:
I grew up in a semi-rough neighborhood i seen it all. I grew up in The Bronx in the 90s. If you want out, then get out. My neighborhood was cleaned up BY the cops. I thank them. Some days I didn't go out because there would be negative influences around. I almost got sucked into these idiots mindset. Now half of them are dead and half of them are in jail. A few of them moved.
I thank the law enforcement. The fact that the movement can't look within to answer for the problems in their community is hilarious. And before you say I am white and I don't know what it's like, I am LATINO. I had the odds against me and I made the right decisions.
A culture that says "snitches get stitches" only protects the thugs and the criminals. Once the police kill one of their own....they rally and cry out. When a drug dealer kills one of their own and he's the same race, they are like "R.I.P Lil boogy"
I dare you to call me an uncle tom haha. Utter insanity. I had less! And I made it out and on my own. I thank my parents for providing for me and i thank the system for giving me opportunities that I wouldn't have had. I received assistance and I worked my ass off to get out of their monthly free money. I don't rely on the government anymore. People who came to America to give their children a better life deserve to be helped if they lack skills. Their children are not going to receive the same kind of sympathy from me. You are given opportunities but if you stay there and are entitled, that's on you.
Me? I thanked the system and told the system I don't need them anymore. My parents don't know English fluently and they never really finished school back in their country. I try to help them learn some things so they can be off the system but it might not come to fruition since they are older and well, they understand the situation and they never complain. I think they are banking on me and my brothers to help them in old age. That is a perfectly reasonable expectation since they moved out of their country and moved here so we can have more opportunities. I will return the favor someday and it will happen.
There is little difference between black and white marijuana usage - in fact for those 18-25 white marijuana usage is actually HIGHER than black marijuana usage. Yet blacks are 3 to 4 times MORE likely to be arrested for marijuana usage.
That's just one example. There are plenty of other facts that show that it's obvious that there is still a significant racial negative racial bias towards blacks.
I won't deny that black on black crime is a serious issue. But when you intentionally and systematically put laws in place to ensure that blacks (and other colored persons) do not have the same access to high paying jobs, to a good education, do you expect the effects of that to disappear overnight? When you have created an entire culture made specifically to keep someone of a certain skin color poor, do you expect that culture to change overnight?
No problem with affirmative action once it is done correctly. You cannot abuse a whole segment of society for centuries and then give them a handshake and tell them to dust themselves off. The theory of natural justice dictates that if you do a wrong, you must compensate.