reply to post by Esoteric Teacher
Actually his statistics are pretty accurate, it's more of his tone and "This is the realization of a dream?" statement that offended me, like he is
insinuating that Martin Luther King's dream was lost because of the black leaders fault. If he explained further what he meant, we may actually be in
agreement, or maybe not.
You want some more statistics that will blow your mind? Hold on let me dig them up I'll be right back...
ETA: Ok here are a few statistics just released to me about our local school district. Mind you, this is a northern, not southern, city that prides
itself on its liberal ideologies and equal rights.
42% of Black male seniors did not graduate high school last year.
36% of Black female seniors did not graduate high school last year.
93% of all Black seniors failed the ACT college readiness benchmark scores last year.
Now to put that into perspective, versus White seniors.
Only 9% of White male seniors did not graduate last year.
Only 6% of White female seniors did not graduate last year.
Only 26% of all White seniors failed the ACT college readiness benchmark scores last year.
The statistics of conviction rates (prison sentences), public housing and life expectancy rates, are even more devastating. There is a real epidemic
going on in their community and there is no MLK, Malcolm X type of voice to speak up for them. And like 'Airspoon' had stated, this problem is
leaking into the White community as well. Our country is falling apart because we have refused to help the people on the bottom up, and now they are
dragging us down. Them and our out of control economy and government, which is totally corrupt. It is time we stand up and take action!
[edit on 5-9-2010 by LifeIsEnergy]