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We know that even as our economic crisis batters Americans of all races, African Americans are out of work more than just about anybody else -- a gap that's widening here in New York City, as a detailed report this week by Comptroller Bill Thompson laid out. (Applause.)
We know that even as spiraling health care costs crush families of all races, African Americans are more likely to suffer from a host of diseases but less likely to own health insurance than just about anybody else.
We know that even as we imprison more people of all races than any nation in the world, an African American child is roughly five times as likely as a white child to see the inside of a prison.
We know that even as the scourge of HIV/AIDS devastates nations abroad, particularly in Africa, it is devastating the African American community here at home with disproportionate force. We know these things. (Applause.)
And so the question is, where do we direct our efforts? What steps do we take to overcome these barriers? How do we move forward in the next 100 years?
The first thing we need to do is make real the words of the NAACP charter and eradicate prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination among citizens of the United States. (Applause.) I understand there may be a temptation among some to think that discrimination is no longer a problem in 2009. And I believe that overall, there probably has never been less discrimination in America than there is today. I think we can say that.
Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back. People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men, or whatever you call them now. We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We, as black folks, have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.
We cannot blame the white people any longer."
In June, unemployment rates for the major worker groups--adult men
(10.0 percent), adult women (7.6 percent), teenagers (24.0 percent),
whites (8.7 percent), blacks (14.7 percent), and Hispanics (12.2 per-
cent)--showed little change. The unemployment rate for Asians was
8.2 percent, not seasonally adjusted. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)
For example, according to the 2000 Census, in the “south” region of the United States 69% of whites and 83% of African Americans live in urban areas, whereas in the “northeastern” region 80% of whites and 98% of African Americans live in urban areas.
I think it is a mix of no fathers, living conditions and the media portraying stereotypes to purpetuate a divide between us.
Until THIS problem is addressed there is only hope that the "individual" will one day grasp the concept that these behaviors are destructive and get the hell away from everyone that has been sucked into that lifestyle but unfortunately environmental factors will have already made that almost irreversible for most.....
Originally posted by miraclerock
The whole idea that everyone is equal is nonsense, different races have different genes and are better at different things,
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
Discrimination? HAHA! Please! I'd love to be a professional NFL player or rapper! Those poor guys!
It's not the color of their skin that is holding black people down, if you want to even argue they are being held down........it's their culture.