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Old 02-28-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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Why President Obama’s Uplifting Comments on ‘Personal Responsibility’ Made MSNBC Host ‘Cringe’ | Video | TheBlaze.com

Obama actually says something inspiring, common sense to a degree:

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“We’ve got to help you knock down some of the barriers that you experience, that’s what we’re here for,” Obama said. “But you’ve got responsibilities too.”
And none other than racist Toure has this to say:

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“As if effort and excuses have been the problem,” Toure said Friday. “No, it’s been structural racism.”
“The accumulated impact of historic discrimination and the advantages of white privilege and the systems perpetuate all that,” he added. “Going into personal responsibility suggests you can make it if you try, and he knows it’s more complex than that.”


Instead, Toure said he wants Obama to “tell America to tear down the American Berlin Wall that keeps black men separated from opportunity.”


“That sort of big brother-in-chief would get us closer to the mountain top,” he said.
It is people like this puke that is a big problem with anything race related in this country. They can not exist without race friction, real or otherwise. They make it up just to keep themselves relevant. This remark alone should tell you all you need to know about this guy and others like him. Unless you are one of them, left, right, center should all CRINGE at MSNBC and people like this jerk.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Just over the horizon
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Racism, REAL racism, would die a slow but inevitable death in this country if race baiting charlatans would stop digging it up and putting it on life support to use as a political weapon.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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Toure and his ilk cause so much damage in society.

As a teacher of many minority students that live in poverty I hear students argue me that "hard work has no influence on success." This kind of BS leads to self-perpetuating failure and Toure encourages this self-defeating logic indirectly.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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One of the first things Obama did was to shut down the Charter Schools in D.C. - de Blasio did the same today.
These schools are the best shot these kids have to climb out of the hole they live in.

The Unions run New York City, Washington, D.C. and the Oval Office. The kids are their cannon fodder.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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Lets take a scenario like War.....pick a war....WWII, the Middle East. Now, lets take the survivors of those wars, those who managed to live and not be physically or mentally maimed, then lets have them give a speech on personal responsibility and excuse making to all those soldier who were maimed and to the families of those who died.

What really ticks me off is the inability to accept that everyone situation is as unique as their DNA. No one faces the exact same situation and circumstance in life, because of one, individual variability, and two, difference of time and space. The permutations makes everyone's live unique. In war, the measure of a foot may make the difference in whose life was taken when the bullet was fired. They may both have shared the experience and horrors of war, but because they did not occupy the same time and space, one life was spared while another life was lost. Hence, the soldier that lived did not walk in the time and space of the soldier that died, and if he did, or their time and space had been exchanged, most likely he would be dead while the dead soldier would be alive.

I frown on the tendency to pit the "survivors" against the fallen, to caste aspersion upon the fallen. In other words, the tendency to suggest that since many made it, that all the others should have made it also, if not for PERSONAL FAILINGS. I see this propensity in whites who attempt to pit the struggles of the Irish, Jews, Chinese or whoever, against blacks, as if to suggest that they have walked in the same time and space as black people in America.....and survived the same bullet that hit black people. Or, you have people like Obama acting as if he has walked in the time and space of those inner-city black youth, took the same bullet.....and lived to tell about it because he was not an excuse maker and was personally responsible.

BS. Its BS when white folks do it and its bull**** when blacks folks do it. The reality is that too many people do not subscribe to the theory that "if not for the grace of god....there go I". Instead, people want to exalt themselves or their race and or denigrate others or other races, which or corollaries of the same egotistical arrogance that suggest that they walked through the the hottest fires, took the same bullets, but through superior attitude, fortitude and personal responsibility was able to rise above the condition or circumstance. BS!!!

Now, I am not suggesting that there are not people who can do better than the are doing, but there is other reasons, unrelated to personal responsibility, that explains why one race of people would be so greatly impacted, than another race of people, while living in the same nation for centuries. Hence, I agree totally with the MSNBC brother.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Why President Obama’s Uplifting Comments on ‘Personal Responsibility’ Made MSNBC Host ‘Cringe’ | Video | TheBlaze.com

Obama actually says something inspiring, common sense to a degree:

And none other than racist Toure has this to say:


It is people like this puke that is a big problem with anything race related in this country. They can not exist without race friction, real or otherwise. They make it up just to keep themselves relevant. This remark alone should tell you all you need to know about this guy and others like him. Unless you are one of them, left, right, center should all CRINGE at MSNBC and people like this jerk.
So what exactly do you disagree with about his statement? are you saying structural racism doesnt exist ?
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So what exactly do you disagree with about his statement? are you saying structural racism doesnt exist ?
How has "structural racism" forced Black boys to drop out of school and commit crime ?
No HS diploma and a criminal record and people wonder why this group has a high UE rate.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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So what exactly do you disagree with about his statement? are you saying structural racism doesnt exist ?
Going into personal responsibility suggests you can make it if you try

Are you seriously going to agree with this? You are going to agree that in America you cant make it, even if you try, if you are black, because the system and whatever else is racist?

Funny, the only thing I see holding some down are Democrat delusions and policies and bs making think they're nothing but victims. THAT, not racism, holds them down and would keep someone from making it.

Toures whole argument is bs. He, and others like him, HAVE to keep racism or the belief in a systematic racism exists or they would not know what to do with themselves. They would be absolutely nothing.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:10 PM
 
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How has "structural racism" forced Black boys to drop out of school and commit crime ?
No HS diploma and a criminal record and people wonder why this group has a high UE rate.
Well, you see....its the poor schools that the white man refuses to fund. And its the white man who keeps the black community poor, so the parents are so frustrated from worrying about life, that they forget how to parent.

I "eagerly" await his response.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Well, you see....its the poor schools that the white man refuses to fund. And its the white man who keeps the black community poor, so the parents are so frustrated from worrying about life, that they forget how to parent.

I "eagerly" await his response.
Well in districts with a single school where White, Black, Hispanic, rich and poor go the statistics are still the same. The same group still fails the state tests.

I'm rural and all the towns around me have one elementary, one middle school and one high school.
They all go there and the test scores speak for themselves.
It's not the school, the teachers or the funding.

That blows their "poor schools with no funding" theory.
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