posted on Sep, 30 2006 @ 09:07 PM
Originally posted by djohnsto77
It seems like social economic equality among races is becoming a reality, at least in the outer boroughs of NYC.
I certainly hope it spreads throughout the country!
I think that would do more than anything to improve race relations and address racism. Good
for these people for grabbing the brass ring and holding on tight!
Mr. Vernon, the lawyer from Jamaica, said: “It’s just that the people who left the Caribbean to come here are self-starters. It only stands to
reason they would be more aggressive in pursuing their goals. And that creates a separation.”
This is a point that I think is very important. A person who looks at himself and takes responsibility for his success and future instead of blaming
other people for lack of same can go places! Anywhere they want!
“When immigrants come here, they’re not accustomed to social programs,” he said, “and when they see opportunities they had no access to —
tuition or academic or practical training — they are God-sent, and they use those programs to build themselves and move forward.”
For the above reason, I can honestly say that Affirmative Action can be a good thing. If people take advantage of it, there's absolutely no excuse
not to strive for the very best this country has to offer. I don't normally praise Afirmative Action, but if people take advantage and use it how it
was meant, I fully support it.