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Originally posted by jam321
Is Discrimination The Main Cause of African-American,s Problems?
And I believe that overall, there probably has never been less discrimination in America than there is today. I think we can say that.
Sounds like you are trying to play the race card here, hope thats not the case...
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.)
Originally posted by jam321
reply to post by Animal
Excellent post Animal. Very thought provoking.
You are right that it is easier said than done to just pack up and move to another place for better opportunities. And you are right that it won't solve their problems. However, it could improve their life and provide answers to their problem.
Life is what people make of it. I don't believe that people can't learn to read or write. I don't believe that people can't find a better job. I don't believe that people can't make a better life. They can.
I don't care what race people are, how poor they are, or what circumstances they find themselves in, if a person has the heart and determination to do better for themselves, then that person will succeed.
That doesn't mean that all their problems will be solved or that discrimination against them will stop or that they will be living a life of luxury. It just means that they will be better off than if they chose the option of doing nothing.
Originally posted by maldronath
I agree with that statement, but also can't seem to figure out why others treated worse have overcome it in no time, but hundreds of years later African Americans still blame someone else for their problems.
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
And Daisy Ann please enlighten us since you seem to get all your info from a book. No one is saying black Americans have had it easy. Far from it. But they are not the only disenfranchised people in this world. Slavery was a terrible thing. But America wasn't the ones that started it. In fact it's those that do the research will eventually come to see that for the most part slavery was a result of black enslaving other blacks. I would argue the Native Americas on this continent had it way harder than the blacks. Where are the Indian hollywood celebrities? Where are the Indian millionaire NFL players? Where are the millionaire Indian rappers? You're pathetic in my opinion. No one is being racist in this thread. For you to assume we are shows your own ignorance. I grew up in St. Louis. I've gone to public schools with blacks. I know black culture better than anyone. I also know history and have read books. But you're apologist attitudes are the exact reason why blacks as a whole don't advance as a people very rapidly.