posted by Benevolent Heretic
Recently, I watched (again) Dave Chappelle on Inside the Actor's Studio . . I believe there's a mind set about white people that I would like to
address . . he said "White people have therapy to deal with their problems. Black people just have liquor stores and weed" . . What disturbs me is
the ease which many black people seem to categorize white people as having more access or more specifically as having such an advantage or being
'entitled' to the good things in life, whereas black people have to resort to drugs and violence or crime just to get by. [Edited by Don W]
Gosh, B/H, are you so far “disconnected” from the black white dichotomy that you think blacks have equal access to medical care as whites? You
have got to know 70% of blacks live in poverty and only 30% of whites are so lucky?
It's almost like these people blame the white people for their station in life.
“Almost?” Come on, B/H, you’re trickin’ me? I mean you start from below ZERO in 1865, then you get whipped, beaten and hanged until 1965; you
have been red lined, blue lined and black listed since then, and you wonder why a black person “thinks” whites are the major cause for his 3rd
My suspicion is that black people either have no clue about white poverty or discount it in some way.
Yes, they do discount it, because white poverty is not color based. Black poverty is.
Simple to identify but impossible to get redressed. That’s because it is whites who are the R&Fs, the Movers and Shakers. Why should a guy who
drives a Lexus SUV, lives in a 5,000 sq ft house in a gated community, give a dam if a black family lives in a worn out public housing project in a
neighborhood long ago surrendered to gangs, drugs, gambling and prostitution? This situation does not make you a happy camper.
It bothers me when black people say things like this about white people. It a race-based statement and it isn’t any truer than any of the number of
race-based statements made against black people. I guess it’s the “assumed privilege” that black people think we have.
If “assumed” is the operative word, you need to do some much deeper and more fundamental analysis on this topic vis a vis real life.
I want to correct that assumption of privilege.
I do to. Let’s begin by re-affirming Affirmative Action. Let’s go on with Set Asides. Let’s tear down every public housing project over 50 years
old, and re-hab every one over 25 years old. Let’s talk 2000 square feet for families of 5-6 people. Hey, anyone who wants to see poverty up close
can take a drive around the “kingdom” as we whites formerly and condescendingly referred to bank enforced black neighborhoods, and you can find 8
houses out of 10 in desperate need for rehabilitation. I could spend as much money as we spend in Iraq - $2 billion a week - in America doing things
that would impact us and maybe the world too, in a favorable way. But since when did the R&Fs ask us? As for taxes, it’s pay up and shut up!
Yes, B/H, old wooden houses shrink. They get smaller around openings. Windows and doors. It’s the plight of most blacks to rent and not to own.
That’s an issue all its own. But I was thinking about how much it costs to heat a house that is in effect open to the outside. A $200 heat bill for
a black family may look extravagant when a white person in a new insulated house of 2X the area, can heat that for $100. Blacks just waste their
Dave Chappelle is still loved by the black community. Why is that do you suppose? Is it because he makes fun of white people? Is that what makes him
‘ok’ in blacks’ eyes?
Hey, it’s this: if you ever stop laughing, you’ll start crying!
People like Oprah, Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman are all seen as selling out because they tell people to take responsibility for themselves and their
circumstances in life. They fought to get where they are. But you don’t see them using the N word or putting down white people for being white.
[Edited by Don W]
It’s the system. For a variety of reasons not the least of which is a special talent born into one person and not to most others, those people who
are accidents of birth can get ahead in our money grubbing world. Believe me, 99.99% of blacks know that. It’s just that whites use the success of a
very small number of blacks as an excuse to let the overwhelming number of them sit in the slime of poverty. In almost every case, exploited by white
companies or landlords or money lenders or booze sellers. And etc. Believe me, it is no accident and that’s’s what makes black mad.
It’s the American system. It’s reinforced on tv. The new for Christmas USPS tv commercial featuring the talking deer and package on the door
step. The black voice is always the dumb, uniformed voice, while the white voice is always the informed, hip voice. The oreo cookie ad. The 2 women
asking a question about Aleeve. It seems not to be chance that whites are 3, the blacks are 0. It's odd to me how all these ads portray the black vis
a vis the white. I dunno.
Down here in Florida we are so much concerned about our fellow man that we send notices out on tv telling the homeless to come to shelters to get out
of the cold. Not one homeless person in 1000 has a tv, so who is that costly ad really aimed at? Hey, ‘tis the season to be jolly! The homeless get
2 big meals a year, the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Say goodby till next year. And all that from the richest country on earth. Which can find $2
billion a week to spend on blowing up another far off country. We have no plan and we don't talk about a plan to improve life in America. A lot of
the R&Fs "volunteer" to work the soup kitchens arund the holdays. Big Deal! See you again next year! Love, and God Bless.
Who sets those priorities anyway? I can tell you this: Priorities do not set themselves.
RENO - About one-third of the nation's cities have less affordable housing than they had a year ago, according to a survey released
Thursday Four out of five housing directors in more than 1,000 U.S. cities of all sizes also said the value of homes and rental costs have increased
significantly, putting severe financial strain on families, according to the survey released by the League of Cities at its annual meeting. In
addition, one-third reported predatory lending was increasing, and more than half indicated it was a problem in their cities.
Leaders said they hope the new Democrat-controlled Congress will provide more money for their priorities, especially addressing an increasing lack of
affordable housing. Henry Cisneros, secretary of housing and urban development under Pres Clinton, said part of the problem for cities is that only
2.2 million new affordable housing units - primarily rentals - were built during the 1990s, compared with 5 million in the 1970s. four of five local
housing directors reported severe financial strain on families as a result of significant increases in house values and rental costs. From Yahoo.
[edit on 12/7/2006 by donwhite]