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originally posted by: DOcean
There has been a lot of talk about "The Black Community" in recent weeks. Can anyone show me, on a map, where this community is located?
I would assume that "The Black Community" would be located in the part of town where black on black crime is not rampant; where one black man is not shooting another, every night.
I would assume that "The Black Community" would be a special place where black children are raised in two-parent households, not like the rest of the nation where 2/3 of black children are raised by a single parent.
I would image that this "Black community" wouldn't have a massively high rate of incarceration, given its relation to the population as a whole.
I would assume that "Black Lives Matter" all the time within "The Black Community", not simply where a white person, especially a white person of authority, is involved.
See, if my neighbor were having a domestic issue in his own home, and I decided to ridicule him for the problem, demand he fix it as well as tell him how to fix it, when I, all the while, had rampant domestic issues in my own home, I would be a massive hypocrite? Don't you agree?
originally posted by: DOcean
No, Mate. I think you're going to have to break this one down for me.
"Mate"? Sounds like you're not from America. So you're going to school me on how things go here, based on stuff you've read on the internet?
See, this truly is the free, land of opportunity. We don't honor kill. We don't cut off hands of thieves. We don't behead adulterers. We don't mutilate genitals. We don't cane our criminals. We don't do any of the inhumane, barbaric things they do to people in other countries.
We even have programs in place, directed toward the people we feel that we've slighted in the past!
That said, we are certainly not perfect. It hasn't always been this way. But, part of that FREEDOM allows you to leave and relocate anywhere in the world, any time you want.
Oh wait...unless your country of choice won't take you in. Which is a very real possibility.
What you're not told, "mate", is that this all started a couple decades ago. A woman spilled hot coffee on herself in a drive thru. She was apparently quite scalded and quite upset. Rather than saying to herself, "That was stupid. I should have been more careful with that coffee that I knew was very hot", she felt that this was someone else's fault and took legal action.
Astonishingly, she was awarded appx $3m American damages. For spilling hot coffee on herself.
Now, this may not have been the actual synthesis of our current cultural dilemma; the one where none of us are responsible for our own actions. It is however, the first incident that I remember. This issue, or one similar to it that occurred years before, began to snowball. Suddenly everything was someone else's fault. There was no accountability. We abandoned all reason and started functioning purely from our feelings.
And with the advent of social media, someone in Orange County, CA identified with someone else's butthurt feelings in Atlanta, GA, at damn near the speed of light. Every perceived injustice was thrown out there for all to see and feel, allowing for the development of social justice warriors (similar to yesterdays, "rebel without a cause") and virtue signalers. These things couldn't possibly be a result of any of our own choices (like the choice to be offended), so naturally, it must be someone else's fault. Suddenly, we have a nationwide...no...global network of victims who are offended by everything and take accountability for nothing.
Some wise man once said, "life is what you make of it".
Have people in this country been oppressed, historically? Certainly. Does it still happen? Probably.
Everyone endures hardship. But, most everyone has a choice.
If you don't like your social status, change it.
If you don't like your level of education, change it.
If you don't like your neighborhood, change it.
If you don't like your economic situation, change it.
If you don't like your job, change it.
If your friends keep putting you in bad situations, change it.
And so on.
But 9/10 times, if you are not happy with some aspect of your life, there is a good change that the choices you have made that led you there and leave you stuck there; NOT because of something that happened to your ancestors; the ones you never cared about until they provided you another excuse, and not because of the racism.
It's easy to scream "RACISM". Everyone will look. It doesn't require you to do any of the heavy lifting involved in changing your own situation.
But if you truly feel that there is an oppressor preventing you from making any of these changes (and not just your mom who lives on the main level above you), please let me know and I will personally do everything in my power to help you take care of it.
If I make it sound easy, it's because it is. It's called Accountability
a reply to: Kurokage
originally posted by: DOcean
Generational poverty? Blaming my parents and parents-parents problems for my lack of socio-economic standing?
So because my parents were not well off, this directly impacts my ability to bust my ass in school and get a free ride somewhere? Partial Scholarship?
You're talking about a learned behavior.
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: Liquesence
And living rent-free there, too.
In his head, that is.
Well, yeah, duh, that's because they're selling crack to his son and turning out his daughter. They may even go wilding on his wife.