Originally posted by Rockpuck
Why should society bend over backwards to pander to the black race?
Maybe because they need it?
My opinion is that as long as we try to solve this issue through the back door; in other words, after the "damage" is done, we will be unsuccessful.
Giving black men more and more opportunities, second-chance programs for school dropouts and ex-offenders, is just putting a Bandaid on a gushing
If we aren't going to devote ALL of the energy into the youth, where the problem is FIRST occurring, we are wasting our time and money. I don't
support throwing money at a developed problem that's just going to keep occurring.
If programs aimed at adults (AA) were going to work, they'd be working already. And they are
working for those who take proper advantage of
them. But there's a systemic problem that must be addressed at the root. If blacks are having trouble in the formative years, there needs to be
programs to "reward" teachers whose black students are doing well. They need to be fired if they're ignoring the black students and not giving them
equal attention. There could be after school programs for kids whose parents work, so that they get attention and help with their work that they're
not getting at home.
For a long time I have realized that this country pays lip service to their "most precious asset", children. We say
that the children are our
future and then pay teachers the least we can get away with. We take all the money from the schools and put it into other programs for wars, oil
companies, pharmaceuticals and big corporate businesses and then wonder why the kids are so messed up. Just imagine what we could do with a mere
fraction of the money spent on war if we turned it into the school systems throughout the country! We could turn it around in a second
instead, we scrape every penny we can possibly get from the schools and leave them barely functional.
This shows me that we simply cannot depend on the government to educate our children. Period. That's why people who can't afford it have to stop
having children. We're pumping out these kids into a system that can't take care of them. And a child, improperly attended, turns into a criminal at
worst, an irresponsible angry adult at best.
Yes, we can try
to get the government to straighten up its act, but good luck with that. We can't even get them to stop torturing and killing
totally innocent people, how can we be expected to get them to give some of their military money to the children?
This is one reason I don't have children. This country is not a safe place for children. And this is why I strongly feel that the black community
needs to take over the responsibility of this dilemma. NOT
because they are at fault. NOT
because they are asking for a handout or any
of the other negative judgments. But because nobody else is going to.
This country and the government is so messed up that the people no longer
have any say in what the government does. We cannot help. We cannot redirect the war funds to the schools. Believe me, if we could, we would have
already done that.
These are my thoughts...