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Old 04-15-2019, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles & Houston
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Actually Kaz is quite correct

It was actually quite wrong in a lot of areas and the classic I wish it was still here so I could respond to it.
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:43 PM
 
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/31/us/ni...ing/index.html

R.I.P Nipsey Hussle. He was only 33 years old and becoming a well known entrepreneur, and business man outside of his hip hop persona. I can't believe it and came to pay my respects to the LA community for their loss.
Until his unfortunate and untimely death, I knew nothing about Nipsey Hussle. Based upon the out pouring of love for this young artist, it's clear his music and generosity had a major impact on the Hip-Hop community and in particular the African American enclave of LA. May he rest in peace.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles & Houston
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Until his unfortunate and untimely death, I knew nothing about Nipsey Hussle. Based upon the out pouring of love for this young artist, it's clear his music and generosity had a major impact on the Hip-Hop community and in particular the African American enclave of LA. May he rest in peace.

Not even just Blacks but a lot of Latinos too. Probably 35-40% of the people out there were Latinos.
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Old Yesterday, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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What's more, the idea that teaching inner city kids STEM is going to transform their lives is BS. These kids don't need to learn STEM. They're never going to be scientists.


Putting a bunch of inner city kids in a STEM program isn't going to turn them into scientists any more than getting LeBron James to coach at a Jewish school is going to turn a bunch of 5'4" Jew kids into tomorrow's NBA players.


If you really want to help inner city youth then teach them real life skills: Auto repair, plumbing, welding, money management, small business ownership. Those are the avenues that are actually going to benefit these kids and these communities. Teaching kids to learn a practical skill and make a career out of it would do wonders better for the ghetto than pretending that Ant'uan is gonna be the next Nikola Tesla.

This is all nonsense Kaz. You should stop peddling the stereotypes. Ben Carson grew up in a household that used food stamps. By your logic, he should have been placed in auto shop and had a career as a mechanic instead of a brain surgeon.

Of course, not everyone is a Ben Carson or an Elon Musk. Vocational training is important too. But your carte blanche statements about "the ghetto" are so short sighted and myopic and borderline you know what.

As one conservative writer (Arthur Brooks, AEI) said about inner-city areas: "They're not liabilities to be managed they're assets to develop because every one of us made in God's image is an asset to develop."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...sity/27173831/
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