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Old Today, 07:47 AM
Location: Boston
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Originally Posted by Ralph_N_1962 View Post
The biggest problem in the black community is that education is not valued as much as it should be. You can blame this that or the other but it doesn't really matter. Until more stop seeing education as a 'white thing' it will continue to be the #1 problem.
African Americans in many cases have different culture, different values (raising families, family planning, personal responsibility) That is not the case in other African countries. it seems to be very prevalent among AA's.
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Old Today, 10:52 AM
Location: Charleston, SC
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Originally Posted by Indentured Servant View Post
I am sure that white people fund it. I don't have a problem with white people having their version of slavery. I am just not going to be a purchaser of it. I took tours in what are essentially black history museums where there were white people working there. No problem with that because black people were controlling the narrative because they were running the institution. I also know there are white people who are very good at telling the black story....like Tim Wise. I just have a problem, in a city like Charleston, with the black percentage of the population what it is in the area.....not being able to have at least half the people working in their being black. If this Museum was in Main or Vermont....then I could understand....but Charleston? Nope. That to me is just a continuation of the same.

It looks like in Charleston whites still have all the money....all the rich areas....then you go north and sure deep poverty where there are blacks.

I love the look and feel of the Area....its beautiful....more so than I ever heard about SC. However....the people there....could not deal with it long term. I went to the Market (where they used to sell the slaves out doors) and you have all type of people selling their crafts....blacks and whites. I go up to talk to some of the black basket weavers and they act like I am not even there. Then a white person comes by and they are smiling and grinning all up in their faces. Nope. I can't be around black people like that....with that old mentality. Of course....you are probably oblivious to any of this.....just like a fish is obvious to what water is.....even though its the fishes essence.
The fact that your make financial decisions on whom to spend your money with based on the color of their skin is exactly the type of racism you are so sure is rampant in our little southern town here.

Most of us, that aren't racist, would visit a museum regardless of the color of the help.
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Old Today, 08:04 PM
Location: Caribbean
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Originally Posted by Rachel976 View Post
I'm not "bothered." I'm just showing how you can't say handouts, or the lack of handouts, is the sole explanation of why people get out of poverty. Many people make it out with grit, discipline, sacrifice, values instilled by their parents, intelligence, ability, whatever, without any government help. How would you explain that, if the determining factor of middle class attainment is handouts to poor people?
I am simply pointing to the facts as stated in the article. People can claim whatever they want about their families.
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