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As for the whole "ethnic minorities are poorer/less educated", that may be true. But when you see gangs of black or Asian youths knocking about their estates till the early hours, causing trouble and not even bothering with school to begin with, surely this is a problem of their own making. It is of no coincidence that the majority of gang related crime and knife/gun crime comes from those very same communities, hence why the Met have a whole task force set up to deal with the issue of "black on black" crime, Operation Trident.
Everyone gets the same crack of the whip, but not everyone uses the opportunities that they are presented with
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by Peruvianmonk
Dude, perhaps you should take the time to ask my background before swinging the "you just don't know how hard it is" axe..
Dad was Army for a good portion of my life, moving from school to school every few years. Finally settled in Berkshire, where my mum and dad promptly split up, bankrupting my dad so I was going to school in shoes that were falling apart, blazer was torn and too small and my trousers barely made it to my ankles. I had the joy of "No Frills" crisps in my lunchbox with left-over meat sandwiches, while my peers all had the good stuff. I was bullied until I was 15, left home at 16 and was homeless on and off for 4 years while sleeping on couches and squatting. Hung around in the wrong crowds, did drugs and petty crime, even had the wonderful experience of going out with a smack head who ended up having my baby..
Now (I am only 30) I'm on a decent packet in a good job, with 3 kids and a loving partner. I did it, so what excuse will you make for them now?
I wasn't born with a bloody silver spoon in my mouth, or even a bronze one, yet I've managed to make something of myself, have a career, get qualified and have a family. I didn't spend my time wanting to be a Hip hop star or "gangsta", or dealing drugs or whatever it is they seem to want to do. If they want it, the chances are there, but most don't want it, it's too "hard" or not "cool" to be seen to do well at school etc. I look back at the crowd I hung around in and most now have jobs, but they're all menial labouring or driving jobs and very temporary. Yet they moan it's always someone else's fault they are poor etc.
Originally posted by ultimatefighter2014
Originally posted by ultimatefighter2014
and the general theme for you disgusting eurocentric posts, dont play dumb nazi.
I didn't spend my time wanting to be a Hip hop star or "gangsta", or dealing drugs or whatever it is they seem to want to do.
If they want it, the chances are there, but most don't want it, it's too "hard" or not "cool" to be seen to do well at school etc. I look back at the crowd I hung around in and most now have jobs, but they're all menial labouring or driving jobs and very temporary. Yet they moan it's always someone else's fault they are poor etc.
Originally posted by SearchLightsInc
Originally posted by DrHammondStoat
I don't mean to be glib but I'm getting a bit frustrated here that people don't get the difference between a charity and official government policy on unemployment. I suspect too that setting up a charity for white kids only would not come to fruition. This would be because statistics show white people do better financilally. Maybe with the changes that have happened over the last year someone could prove that white people in some areas are underprivelidged, then they might be able to set up a charity instead of just getting angry about someone else' charity.
This is similar to other charities because they all choose their cause, get approved by the government and then help the cause they have chosen.
If you read the PATH website you'll see that the employers don't have to offer the trainees jobs. Maybe it's a charity that just exists to exploit the trainees and let the employees dodge taxes, then it would just be more of the same for everyone regardless of race.
See what gets me is that this charity is willing to help people purely on the basis of their skin colour and ethnic background. Im not advocating we should have a "whites only" charity - charities in themselves should not discriminate imo. If you want to help people, why limit yourself?
For example, a charity that helps the homeless - But only helps the homeless who are black or are an ethnic minority, its a retarded logic.
Hispanic isn't a race though. Hispanics are white, black, asian and mixed, arab etc. You literally singled out "ethnics" i didnt single out anyone, seeing as hispanics like i said are white black asian etc.