Originally posted by olaru12
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
What solution do you have for those numbers? They aren't very encouraging for black youths these days. Any suggestions for those kids to have a
better chance at a life away from crime? They deserve better than they have right now.
Better education, better opportunities for meaningful employment.... the inner cities and minority urban areas don't get the same educational
benefits as white suburbs because of the disparity in property taxes.
However we have currently in place a propensity for "private prisons" that will reap the benefits of the status quo. Business as usual!
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olaru12 because: (no reason given)
Better education would be great, but we would have to totally toss out the current system. School vouchers would help, because parents could choose a
better school for their kids, and this would force poor schools to improve. Teachers' unions don't want those, though, because that holds them
accountable. The government doesn't want that, because then private schools would be teaching a lot of the kids, and that would mean less propaganda
fed to the students. Less propaganda, less programming, and less docile subjects later on. Taking property taxes for schools is wrong, too. First,
people without children should not have to pay higher taxes on their homes to school other people's kids. Second, people that do have children, and
don't use the public schools, end up paying twice for the education of their children. Also, as you pointed out, poorer areas end up with less
funding, and already troubled students lose out even more. We need a better way.
The entire country needs better job opportunities these days. That said, better education, in a stable economy, would help those inner city kids. Of
course, there have to be cultural changes as well. The "strong warrior" attitude shown here isn't helping anyone. Now, there is nothing wrong
with being able to defend ones self against attack. That's great. However, that sort of attitude tends to lead people to attacking just because
they are physically stronger, and don't like how something is going. As a result, you see those higher violent crime rates. The entitlement
mentality contributes to the theft rates, because if you have no problems with other people paying, through government handouts, for everything you
need, you probably don't have problems simply taking things you need from other people. No, that isn't only a black issue. In fact, I have a
relative that thinks that way. At any rate, a change in the way people think has to come before we see real improvement.
The private prison thing is a bit off. I could see private groups funding them, but how to they manage to get the authority to search for
criminals??? Seems like a serious, and obvious, conflict of interest!