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Old 04-28-2015, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Admitting there's a problem is the first step. It is indeed time to get over slavery. Getting over it is not the same as forgetting it but it really isn't why there's so much poverty today. As a group, black immigrants buck the trend. Black immigrants do significantly better here than black natives. The 2nd generation and 1.5th generation declines almost to the level of the native black population. What's interesting is it bifurcates around educational attainment of the first generation. If the first generation was college educated, the second generation, like most second-generation immigrants, does better than their parents.

It's not a simple as the lazy blacks meme but there's something other than the white man keeping blacks down as well. I expect it's something we'll learn a lot more about. Right now the population that is second generation black has largely been ignored since it's such a small group. Most of the attention on the second-generation effect has been focused on Hispanic and Asian population where both groups do significantly better than the first generation.

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Old 04-28-2015, 03:10 PM
 
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I really wish ignorant people didn't hijack my thread. At this rate, I might close it (or request to. Don't know the rules regarding that). People who want to respond legitimately and intelligently, feel free to pm me.

I have too found this out the hard way. And I have tried to close threads, it does not always work. Request it and see if they moderators will close it. If not, you may just have to walk away from it as people fight among themselves. Not everyone that comments on threads are rational.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:11 PM
 
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Pitchforks are coming..

It's a matter of time that one day these riots will start to creep into middle class and wealthier towns because these riots at poor neighborhoods don't get enough attention.

Get ready folks, one day those towns neighboring poor ones will get hit by looting and rioting.
Won't happen. Police will prevent it.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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The best thing about the riots in Baltimore is that they got Bruce Jenner off the front page.

Other than that, they're all slime and deserve to get the thieving skulls cracked.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:12 PM
 
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Completely understand what the point the article makes, but I disagree with the actions of the rioters. Burning their own community down was not the answer to the injustices the people have faced.
I agree with you. However, when backed into a corner, there are only so many options to announce their frustration. These riots aren't a new phenomenon, and they don't occur for different reasons. They likely tried peaceful avenues to improve their community, and waited for years for improvement that never came.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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The best thing about the riots in Baltimore is that they got Bruce Jenner off the front page.

Other than that, they're all slime and deserve to get the thieving skulls cracked.
Just as much the wrong approach as to rioting in the first place.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:14 PM
 
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I have too found this out the hard way. And I have tried to close threads, it does not always work. Request it and see if they moderators will close it. If not, you may just have to walk away from it as people fight among themselves. Not everyone that comments on threads are rational.
Thanks for the info. I'll take it to heart and try to close the thread now.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:16 PM
 
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Okay, does everyone on this site have trouble reading?

I said a post above mine, not the post above mine. If you scrolled up just a tad more, you would've seen someone linking to an article about Obama putting down the people causing mayhem. In another thread, someone posted that same video and posters were complaining about Obama blaming whites. @_@

Goodness. Understand now???????
uh, ok. you posted a nonsensical response to a post somewhere above yours that linked an article about Obama and someone else in an entirely different thread which also linked that article complained about obama, so you thought your nonsensical response would fit right in here, addressed to no one in particular.

goodness indeed!
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Admitting there's a problem is the first step. It is indeed time to get over slavery. As a group, black immigrants buck the trend. Black immigrants do significantly better here than black natives. The 2nd generation and 1.5th generation declines almost to the level of the native black population. What's interesting is it bifurcates around educational attainment of the first generation. If the first generation was college educated, the second generation like most second-generation immigrants, does better than their parents.
Err... while I don't think blacks should dwell on slavery or hold this generation of white people (who had nothing to do with it) accountable for it, saying "it's time to get over it" is kind of in poor taste, no? :\
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Everyone has their own theories like it is really deep or something but I suspect the issues are the same as they've always been, with every riot. I really don't understand why people are reading so much into this.
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