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Neil Tyson, how did he get where he got in a system stacked against him due to his race??????
An intelligent, successful man who makes no excuses for himself and worked hard to change his life
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: onequestion
Look at BLM for instance. A group that openly calls for the murder of police officers, a group that shames other people for wanting to study in universities instead of going into the idiotic protests they do demanding that more black people are in power on the base of their skin color alone, and not because they are the most qualified person for that position. Neither the left wing media, nor the Obama administration is calling the spade a spade. Instead of blaming the racist, and violent ideologies being imparted by groups like BLM, instead you get the left wing media, and the Obama administration backing and supporting such groups and in fact what they are doing is supporting incitements of violence.
for African Americans rose at three times the rate for whites between
1980 and 2003, 225% compared to 70%. In eleven cities, black drug arrests
rose by more than 500%.70 In the seventy-five largest counties in the United
States, blacks in 2002 accounted for 46% of drug offense arrests, even though
they represented only 15.6% of the population.
71 New York State provides a
particularly striking example: blacks in New York City represent 10.7% of the
state population, yet accounted for 42.1% of drug arrests statewide.72
The racial disparities evident in drug arrests grow larger as cases wind their
way through the criminal justice system.
73 Blacks constitute 43% and whites
55% of persons convicted of drug felonies in state courts,74 and blacks account
for 53.5% and whites for 33.3% of persons admitted to state prison with new
convictions for drug offenses.75
In 2007, blacks accounted for 33.2% of people
entering federal prison for drug offenses.76
A comparison of the rates, relative to population, at which blacks and
whites are sent to state prison for drug offenses offers what may be the most
compelling evidence of the disparate racial impact of drug control policies: the
black rate (256.2 per 100,000 black adults) is ten times greater than the white rate (25.3 per 100,000 white adults).
Disaggregating these rates by gender reveals
that black men were sent to prison on drug charges at 11.8 times the rate
of white men and black women are sent to prison on drug charges at 4.8 times
the rate of white women. As Table 1 reveals, blacks are sent to prison on drug
charges at greater rates than whites in every state for which the data are available.
Just as conscious and unconscious racial notions helped define the drug
problem, they have also helped shape political and policy responses to that
problem. The legislative history of federal crack sentencing laws, for example,
provides reason “to suspect that regardless of the objectives Congress was pursuing,
it would have shown more restraint in fashioning the crack penalties or
more interest in amending them in ensuing years, if the penalties did not apply
almost exclusively to blacks.”
Race, Crime, and Punishment
79 To the extent that the white majority in the
United States identified both crime and drugs with racialized “others,” it has no
doubt been easier to endorse or at least acquiesce to punitive penal policies that
might have been rejected if applied at equivalent rates to members of their own
families and communities. Politicians have been able to reap the electoral rewards
of endorsing harsh drug policies because the group that suffered most
from those policies—black Americans—lacked the numbers to use the political
process to secure a different strategy.80
Throughout the modern war on drugs, measures to battle the use and sale
of drugs have emphasized arrest and incarceration rather than prevention and
treatment.81 The emphasis on harsh penal sanctions cannot be divorced from
the widespread and deeply rooted public association of racial minorities with
crime and drugs, just as the choice of crack as an ongoing priority for law enforcement
cannot be divorced from public association of crack with blacks.
originally posted by: onequestion
This is amazing and I agree with everything he talks about. This guy is skilled in debate I swear he's on a debate forum somewhere honing in his skills.
He says the biggest problem in the black community is black men not fathering their children. He also says that black people have it easier getting into college because of affirmative action. He says because of that they actually have an easier pathway into the middle class.
He says the problem is the media is indoctrinating the youth and telling them they are victims and it's beaten into their head by the liberal media. Wow. I almost feel like this should be in the mud pit but there's just to much info in the short interview.
Here's some info on Larry Elder..
Wiki Larry Elder
Larry Elder was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the city's Pico-Union and South Central areas, Elder attended Washington Preparatory High School and later graduated from Crenshaw High School and earned his B.A.. in political science in 1974 from Brown University. He then earned his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in 1977. After graduation, he worked with a law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where he practiced litigation. In 1980, he founded Laurence A. Elder and Associates, recruiting attorneys.
An intelligent, successful man who makes no excuses for himself and worked hard to change his life.
Much respect for this man and I agree with everything he says.
originally posted by: Butterfinger
a reply to: intrptr
Community college is very easy to enter, and IMHO just as good as a University depending on field of study of course.
Start with High school, or GED, from there the school can help you find placement.
The programs and infrastructure already exist.
The only thing stopping it is possible HS guidance/career councilors that suck at their job or dont give a crud, OR lack of motivation or incentive(like getting out or learning how to change the community from the inside isnt enough)
originally posted by: supremecommander
Why don't you assail white women in the same manner? since they are the biggest beneficiaries of AA?