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Old 08-01-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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Hmm. That is an interesting question.....................
Looks like someone else may understand the laughable irony of Democrats preaching "more help" when it is exactly that which has caused the plight of urban black poverty.

If only the white politician had listened to the sage advice of Frederick Douglass when asked what they should do re: black people.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:10 AM
 
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Two generations ago blacks had a marriage rate of 70 percent. Now it has reversed.
OK, generations are ~25 years each. Go back 50-55 years and ask what occurred that could have possibly flipped blacks from the most family/marriage oriented race demographic to the least, and almost overnight seemingly?

What, I wonder (sardonically) could it have been?
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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Have you considered that the bolded stat might be a sympton, and not the cause? (Or a little bit of both?)




I live in NC, and as recently as the 1970's there were still billboards on our interstates put that stated you are entering KKK Country. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/lo...232986152.html

And as recently as July, 2019 we had a sitting potus tweeting racist tweets and overseeing racist chants at his white nationalist rally, so "slavery ended 156 years ago" doesn't quite cut it.

While they are ultimately responsible for their own outcome in life (and I do believe this), it's ignorant to say that there are not institutional factors that STILL put them at a disadvantage.
"July, 2019 we had a sitting potus tweeting racist tweets and" There was NOTHING racist about them.
True racists racism in EVERYTHING!


Whenever a non colored person says anything that disagrees with what a colored person says thay are called RACIST!
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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There is context--something that many of today's keyboard warriors don't bother knowing. They look at life as one screenshot at a time, rather than in the context of a long history. Wealth is also becoming rather institutionalized - there is a reason it is concentrated among the 1%.
Those are two different subjects.

Why don't you address the one that's actually on topic, about the "context of a long history".
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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Two generations ago blacks had a marriage rate of 70 percent. Now it has reversed.
What was the marriage rate of whites two decades ago?
What is the marriage rate of whites today?

Statistics cited without any kind of reference points mean nothing.

I'll help -- 1960 American marriage rate 72 per cent.
2016 --- 50%

Seems there has been a general decline in marriage across the board.

So using that stat as some kind of indicator of racial differences doesn't seem to be as effective as some of you think.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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Have you considered that the bolded stat might be a sympton, and not the cause? (Or a little bit of both?)
I never stated whether it was a symptom or a cause. In fact I believe it is a huge symptom.

What do you think the cause may be?
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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And while slavery ended 156 years, anyone who thinks that ended oppression for black people in the USA obviously has chosen to ignore American history during that 156 years.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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Warren and Gillibrand jumped on their "white leftist female hero platform" last night and claimed the reason that the black community is poor is because of a "history" that the country has yet to make amends for.

The fact is the black community has the highest single motherhood rate, and the highest school dropout rate of all races in the United States.

Those are personal choices, not "institutionalized" racism.

Change my mind.



Conveniently ignoring decades upon decades of redlining that depraved them of the most important and easiest path to economic prosperity - real estate.


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Old 08-01-2019, 11:16 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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It's impossible for them to understand because of their white privilege.

Give them a break.

In Warrens case her 1/2000 Indian heritage.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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Generation Z is the first generation of Americans who weren't raised by parents who grew up under codified racism (segregation/Jim Crow/Redlining). A thinking person might see how that could have negative effects on Black wealth.
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