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Old 04-11-2012, 11:07 AM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 11 days ago)
 
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For what its worth the African immigrants I've encountered have been OBSESSED with education. They work like dogs to get into top schools to study the sciences and engineering. They work full time AND go to school full time.

And the whole time they have the BEST attitudes. I've been told over and over that in their native countries it costs a TON to go to school and it is seen as the ultimate necessity.

I've NEVER, EVER heard one complain about lack of access or not enough Affirmative Action.

Not once...
I would argue that Africans are coming to the USA with a different mentality. It is a mentality thing.

The questions you should ask is "Why do many African-Americans have a different mentality from African immigrants"? "Where does the mentality come from"?

 
Old 04-11-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I would argue that Africans are coming to the USA with a different mentality. It is a mentality thing.

The questions you should ask is "Why do many African-Americans have a different mentality from African immigrants"? "Where does the mentality come from"?
The plantation. They were taught their lives were of no value in relation to whites and many have internalized that through the generations. That's my opinion.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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So assault and robbery are not crimes anymore because it was not their intent ?
When you pay people, the playing field may become skewed.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Yeah, we can't get Sharpton and Jackson to "stir the pot" about black-on-black crime. No, they want to flame the fires of racism so they save their energy for spewing when it's white on black.
Follow the money.

There is no money in black on black crime.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 11:28 AM
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Location: Texas
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"Flash mobs come out of hibernation, go on VIOLENT RAMPAGE in St. Louis"
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I take it "violent rampage" works better for your agenda, right?
 
Old 04-11-2012, 11:35 AM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 11 days ago)
 
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The plantation. They were taught their lives were of no value in relation to whites and many have internalized that through the generations. That's my opinion.
I would say that is a big part of it. Africans aren't coming here with the plantation mentality. They came to the USA by CHOICE. They are viewing this nation as a place of freedom and opportunity, where as, many African-Americans don't have that view of the USA.

That being said, how do you think many African-Americans got out of that ugly mentality and went on to strive for better things? I ask this because for the African-Americans who have internalized the slave mentality, there are many who have left it behind and went on to do better things.

I would also argue some of the mentality is rooted in the hip-hop culture, which was turning bad in the 1980s.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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Follow the money.

There is no money in black on black crime.
I respectfully disagree. 90% of crimes against blacks are committed by blacks.

Keep in mind, criminals are generally lazy and don't stray that far from their neighborhoods. Then throw in gangs and the drug trade and a big chunk of the violence is every bit about $$$.

Saw a guy talking incognito to a reporter on TV last week. He buys cocaine, makes his own crack and then sells it. Pulls down over 5k a week in profit.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Have some guts and stop speaking in code...
He says, "Emancipation, Civil Rights, Obama's election, and projected 2nd election". Not sure what that means in the argument though. Maybe that blacks are taking over?
 
Old 04-11-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Whites are already beating and murdering blacks. Here a recent incident where white beat a black for being in an interracial relationship. Black teen beaten for having white girlfriend - Video on msnbc.com Let me re post this video. Video Caught On Tape 7 White Teens Drive To A Hood, Brutally Beat Down Run Over The 1st Black Victim With A Pickup Truck They Can Find! - YouTube And they just wanted to beat up a random black guy for fun Please stop with your bigotry.
Okay, here's the deal. The white kids in this video are disgusting, racist, murderers who don't deserve to coexist with the rest of society. I declare them to be an embarrassment to my race, and I despise their behavior.

Your turn.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I respectfully disagree. 90% of crimes against blacks are committed by blacks.

Keep in mind, criminals are generally lazy and don't stray that far from their neighborhoods. Then throw in gangs and the drug trade and a big chunk of the violence is every bit about $$$.

Saw a guy talking incognito to a reporter on TV last week. He buys cocaine, makes his own crack and then sells it. Pulls down over 5k a week in profit.
I agree with you.

The money reference was to the Justice Brothers (Jesse & Al) and when they decide to act.
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