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  1. 51

    Blablabla

    This website is only one of the many reasons why there is racism in the US. You want equality but you make a website about differences. Black people were slaves that sucks really it does, but does any one know a black American slave that is alive today? In the same note does anyone know a white slave owner that is alive today? I thought not. Slavery happened get over it nothing anyone can do will make it different. All these numbers and percentages, it’s all great but who really gives a shit. If you want good education programs, schools, etc its up to the community to provide that and if your community you live in cant then MOVE! It’s the land of opportunity I went to a public school had a bunch of black friends and now coworkers and they never bi*ch about schooling and their education. They just worked hard. I watched a documentary on a dude that was born with only half a body and he STILL found a job so if he can make it anyone can. Stop making excuses and start making changes. As for comparing slavery to 911 and the holocaust are you retarted? No America is not going to forget 911 we AMERICA were attacked as a country you fuktart and the holocaust happened in Europe so why are you comparing that to slavery in AMERICA? Oh and by the way I am good friends with three AFRICAN AMERICANs from Africa they are all white so calling all black people African Americans doesn’t make sense and I had a black roommate in college( notice how I said college, somehow he made it past all these excuses you’ve all been making up) his parents were from the Caribbean so is he still African American?

  2. 52

    mnicole

    “Finally, lets look back at history. Right wingers speak out of both sides of their mouth when they say things such as “never forget the Holocaust” or “never forget 9/11? but they want blacks to “GET OVER” slavery.”

    I cannot believe you would say something like this Mr. Randolph, regardless of how long ago this blog was posted.

    This is the most insolent rant I have ever read.

    Most of this subject matter is hollow; your statements in bold are not valid nor are they reliable.

    Comparing slavery in the United States to the Holocaust is very far fetched.

    Please stop brainwashing people into thinking that certain races deserve preferential treatment Hitler.

    Auf Wiedersehen!

  3. 53

    dave kurtz

    Heck, the people who should be bitchin’ are the Native American Indians that’s if you can find one. The real American settlers were all slaughtered, given smallpox, or made to live in concentration camps called reservations!!!This isn’t in history books and taught in school what they did to these people, I wonder why? It’s like x10 of the Jewish holocaust right here in America. The largest genocide in history!!! For what? Control? The Native Americans lived off the land, had their own necessities, own language, own belief in the Great Spirit, they did their own thing, had their medicines, but they wouldn’t conform… to our ways. So sad, now we are all slaves, all of us. PEACE

  4. 54

    David Kurtz

    WE THE PEOPLE better wake up and really understand what’s going on, open your eyes!!! We are all intentionally being played and kept in a continuous dissention, put at odds with one another to be divided by our own government. Race, religion, hertiage, culture, languange, background, gender, sexual preference… and the biased media presents hate to us each and every single day to be instilled in us and our kids. Most important, we are divided on party lines, WHY? The political powers that be only have to convince 50% of their agenda and blame the indiscretions on the other half while the dirty politicians keep laughing all the way to the bank with OUR money. i.e., The problem, reaction, solution.

    Wise men seek answers and find solutions while the ingnorant only cast blame and point fingers.

    WE THE PEOPLE all need to get on the same page, think for ourselves, not like a democrat or republican, but as American people finally united as a real democracy.

    WE NEED TO HAVE ONE PARTY, the most powerful – “THE AMERICAN PARTY” by the people for the people… the powers that be would lose control of us, and not be allowed to do what they want without OUR approval. The American Party, you and me!

    President John F. Kennedy gave a speech 7 days before his assasination, “There’s a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman, and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot”.

    Remember, WE all came from God, if you go back to the begining of time, we all have the same Mother and Father. Take care of and love one another, not fear our differences but embrace them and learn and grow from them.

    The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye until we meet again.
    - Jimi Hendrix

  5. 55

    zemo

    slaves were never treated like “wild animals.” More like domesticated beasts of burden. Big difference between, say, a giraffe or a wildebeest, and an ox, or a mule.

    also, there have been and continue to exist, millions more people treated way worse, all over the world, who still choose to come here, often times at risk of death, still believing america means freedom. They get here, with no money, often times treated like “the other,” and can’t speak English… and yet- they make it.

    Rather than keep looking to the past, doesn’t it make more sense to see the examples of Blacks in America who have succeeded, accomplished, and achieved greatness in areas other than sports and pop culture, in spite of dire circumstances, and ask what they did right?

    The size of the black middle class has shrunk and continues to shrink from the time of that horrible Reagan. good thing democrats like Pelosi want to expand subsidies and aid programs she herself would never dream to have to use to survive.

  6. 56

    Cachae7

    The problem here is Envy (via, Willie Lynch Letter)! We have been indoctrinated with a Slave Mentality – even those affluent, educated, “Successful” Blacks, are in the same boat! Instead of them thinking of ways to empower OUR race, they brag about their success, while (blaming) us for our own demise! The indoctrination is REAL, not Excuses to Live By! I’ve chronicled a topic in my book “How to help the community Help Themselves…” No, the community has been “Brainwashed” into believing any HELP they receive will come from, and by our Gov’t!
    NO…
    We must learn to help ourselves, employ ourselves, educate ourselves…
    We must learn to let go of Materialism and the worship of “Things” we cannot afford, wasting money on things we Don’t NEED!
    Please download my eBook Red.White.Poor.com – if only to educate yourselves about your past, so you can learn how to “Fix” your future!
    Digital Download, via, Amazon.com $9.95.

  7. 57

    Disani

    What do you mean Blacks are not the face of Welfare. Yes, statistics as of 2012 show that blacks have the highest percentage recieveing welfare. Excuse after excuse is all I hear. Enough is enough. Immigrants are showing that Black Americans have no reason to complain. Immigrants have faced much more in this generation as opposed to a number of generations ago and they are making things happen for themselves. Stop it and get an education. Its all there, they just need to use it. It’s just old news at this point. The tears just don’t work anymore.

  8. 58

    lylakoimoon

    The problem isn’t that black people have a “slave mentality”, it’s that the people who went through the Civil Rights events of the sixties are still alive. I was born in 1981 and when I went to kindergarten my mother explained to me that people would look at me differently because of my brown skin. She lived through “separate but equal” and has not forgotten that and has passed that on to her children and her grandchildren. She was born in 1950 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 happened when she was 14 years old. Old enough to know exactly what the fire hoses and dogs in Birmingham, Alabama meant. I think it’s unfair to discount all the people experienced these events and to look ahead as if they never happened. This has nothing to do with slavery. Black people have been persecuted since this time. I think it’s time that people stop ignoring that this was only FIFTY years ago that black people earned the right to cast a vote without a poll tax. That’s not that long ago. It’s sad if you actually think about it. While immigrants face adversity, blacks are subjected to many racisms that they are not since many immigrants fall into the “White” category when it comes to race. Egyptians, Middle Easterns and many Mexicans are considered White which skews the amount of Whites on welfare compared to Blacks. Come on people, let’s be honest with ourselves. It’s 2013…..

  9. 59

    Cachae7

    Correction: When I talked about the “Slave Mentality” I’m referring to “some” individuals who are indeed indoctrinated with ignorance… It is that ignorance that causes a select group of individuals to “Waste” $$ foolishly where “Bling” is more important than saving for your child’s education… It does not reflect “all” Blacks, and in my eBook, I both applaud our Civil Rights Movement for so-called “Equal Rights” and condemn those who don’t take advantage, but I also explain the WHY! Every (bad) conmment above are a continued, stereotypical reflection of our “entire” race, albeit it only reflects a handful!
    Also, We DO NOT make up the majority of the persons on Welfare! Besides, we are only 13% of the population, therefore, cannot be 90% of the Welfare recipients [do the math]!

    Your Media has led you to believe that, just like we’re all lazy, uneducated, don’t want to work people when nothing could be further from the truth!
    You want truth, Download my eBook, Red White and Poor!

  10. 60

    lylakoimoon

    Blacks aren’t the only ones who live above their means. White people waste money too as well as Mexican’s and Asians and whoever else. I think that America as a whole has a problem with education. Many Americans care more about sports and extra curricular activities than education.

    Also, the fact that Blacks only make up 13% of the population is correct but out of that 13% (of the population which is about 313,914,040) 39.8 percent of those people are on welfare. That number is scary, and it could be a reflection of all kinds of things. In contrast Whites make up 78.1% of the population and they account for only 38.8% of welfare recipients. Again, many people live outside their means, hence the reason our countries middle class is in dire straights right now with the help of greedy corporations and politicians.

    http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html
    http://www.statisticbrain.com/welfare-statistics/

    Percent of recipients who are white 38.8 %
    Percent of recipients who are black 39.8 %
    Percent of recipients who are Hispanic 15.7 %
    Percent of recipients who are Asian 2.4 %
    Percent of recipients who are Other 3.3 %

  11. 61

    Jerry

    America has a clash of cultures. For 150 years we have tried various ways of blending the African and European cultures and it hasn’t worked. The African culture is still a subculture and will continue to be. The European culture is a thousand years more advanced than that of the Africans. The playing field cannot be leveled in three or four generations.
    Make believe equality has only hindered the advancement of blacks in America. It lies in the assumption that all people are equal and can succeed at the same standard. Many blacks have surpassed their white peers but they didn’t do it shucking and jiving on street corners listing to ignorant rappers. They rose to the challenge and ignored the black voices that called them Uncle Tom and accused them of “acting white”.
    African Americans will continue to be part of an American subculture until black men start respecting black women and raising their children instead of living under excuses and peer pressure of their ignorant friends and entertainers.
    Get over it! Living in the past and submitting to the demands of socialist liar politicians is destroying black America. A black teacher from Bermuda observed that American blacks, because they refuse to accept responsibility for themselves, are living under neo-slavery yielding their power to democrat white men who buy their votes with empty promises. The democrat party is still the party of black oppression as it has been since long before the Civil War. Their darling president is no more black than he is white. He, himself, is the puppet of evil socialist elites who do not give a damn about black people other than their votes!
    Wake up America! Your country’s future depends upon it.

  12. 62

    ray

    I wish people would quit bringing up slavery days! it’s not an excuse anymore. Blacks have just as many opportunities if not more opportunities to go to school and get an education. Not having money isn’t an excuse anymore, the government gives grants to students who have low income on top of that there are tons of “black scholarships”. It’s about taking responsibility. This article say blacks aren’t the face of welfare/food stamps! how is that so

    approximately 47,000,000 people receive food stamps, of that blacks receive 28%, whites receive 59%. (some sites say its almost 40% blacks and 39% whites that receive food stamps but im giving blacks the benefits of the doubt).

    total of 87% combined (black + white) which leaves 13% for other races. Of this 13%, 10% is claimed by the Hispanic population.

    population of blacks in usa approx.42,000,000.
    population of whites 223,553,265.

    whites on foodstamps = 27,935,644
    blacks on foodstamps = 13,257,594.

    THE RATIO:
    27935644/223553265 or 12.5% of total population of whites are on foodstamps.
    13257594/42000000 or 31.6% of total population of blacks are on foodstamps

  13. 63

    Peter G

    As a 69 year old retired white business guy who has experienced a slice of historical black-white relations, administered affirmative action programs, and did some MBA programs teaching with a diverse student body ..these comments are very sad for society , Black and White and all races. It seems the prerequisite to addressing this 800 lb gorilla ( race issue with no racial derision meant ) is an honest conversation which has yet to develop among the American people and our representatives.

    Particularly troubling is Obama’s promoting racial division, “victim identification” and disunity as opposed to self-reliance ..where we can see and have graphic demonstrable proof that Blacks can indeed earn their way into the middle class and a better life. Liberals seem to reason and advocate a trilogy of victim-hood, entitlements, and reparations as the recipe for equality and a proportionate piece of American equality and economic dream. One has only to compare African students in my classes MBA to some ( not all ) American African Americans to see the stark difference in attitude and work habits.

    Race relations are in the tank and the discourse between Liberals and conservatives has only widened the gap. Well meaning liberals and conservatives can not impact this intractable problem and the inequities that are part of it. I don’t think a “white ” population can IMPOSE a black assimilation solution on those black population sub-sets( urban poor gripped in a cycle of poverty ) where nearly every demographic ( crime, poverty, welfare, school drop-outs, fatherless children etc. ) weighs so heavily against their success. No more than I feel it is insidious white prejudice deeply embedded in or institutions that accounts for such disparities.

    Bottom-line, the inertia and perseverance to do better must reside with African Americans …who can not wait until white American gives them permission to succeed. We must reach a point where African Americans take the “lead” and disabuse themselves of the fiction that the legacy of slavery can not begin to explain economic differences no man , black or white would support in their heart. And with the cost of welfare growing significantly , continued subsidization of African Americans via welfare programs is not sustainable. We must:
    * reject the race hustlers whose income and stature is acquired by fanning the flames of dicontent
    * Insist our leadership ( Obama ) or his replacement comit to promoting racial harmony and reconciliation
    * Greater society to support emerging black leaders who can rise above the “blame game ” and work for cultural change consistent with equality for all …NO second class citizens
    * Never forget the lesson, but time to put slavery behind us … it is an obstacle not a solution
    * From this day on embrace “skin color-blindness” in all that we do
    * divert welfare assistance to “catch-up” education for all lagging races to increase competitiveness – this can and should be done in a totally color-blind way.
    * Start to trust each other again and take responsibility for bad personal decisions ( dropping out of school, support the kids you bring into the world and not displace that burden / obligation to your neighborhood and communities or government
    * People of strength, smarts, integrity, and fair-mindedness must lead the effort ..Mostly Blacks but as trust grows, other too.
    * Cultivate and nourish the devoloment of strong leaders who are critical in a movement to re-order the country and racial relations to a higher and different plane.

    That alone would be a great start.

    Funny, I can not think of any group who likes the status quo. But we must develop a tolerance for change …because it will be messy and uncomfortable but it is the only path to the equality most men and women irrespective of skin color want.

    This war on solutions tried and failed will be a test of our strength and honor as a people and a nation.

    As a business guy I am a pragmatist but have come to realize that we as a people win when ALL people have the opportunity to succeed.

    This prescription may sound simple or even simplistic but I believe it is our best ” shot” at a powerful solution where the core principles are fairness, honor, integrity, self-reliance, accepting personal responsibility for decisions, and the excluding “mis-leaders” from such a movement. We must shut out the liberal self-serving race hustlers as well as conservatives who do not buy into the “program”… what is left should be people who may not always agree but are committed to the same goals and new core values

    Peter G
    Elk Grove, CA

  14. 64

    Dennis

    What amazes me is how white people seek out sites where African Americans speak on issues that directly affect us. Its amazing how they try to minimize our plight, compare it to others and act as if they have voice for our people. I don’t care what any person says. If you are not black then shut up, You will never understand anything that you have not walked in. You have a privledge in this country that I don’t think that YOU even recognize. You try to voice your deceived opinions of our situations from a white stand point or what some other black person may have told you. You are not black. You know nothing about being black in America. You don’t face what we face because you’ve never been where we’ve been. Every white person in America needs to listen to Tim Wise, a white man who God has truly opened his eyes to the privledge in white America. Go to You tube and listen to Tim Wise and maybe you blind over privledged arrogant whites will learn something

  15. 65

    Sam

    Wow, most of the comments here are just pure hatred, and unfortunately the world might not change as progressively until people spewing that filth die out.

    Maybe it’s time to treat people like, you know, real people?

    Education reforms, health care, all the stuff needed to raise society up from the ground. With the rise of Atheism will come the rise of human standards and basic dignity.

  16. 66

    Cachae7

    Why is RACE still a factor in the new Millennium? Okay so WE should get over it – there’s only one problem, we’re NOT Equal!
    Society is NOT hiring Blacks, therefore we are NOT Employed… Blacks hear more “Excuses” for (why) we (DONT) get the job versus those who do. We hold more degrees now than ever before, yet, forced to “Settle” for Civil Service jobs! The level of frustration, anger, distrust – all indoctrinated tools to divide us – while Mass Media paints the picture that we’re uneducated and unskilled – B.S.!
    And while those “Skewed” statistics make it appear as though Blacks are the face of Welfare – Your “stats” are based upon all Blacks who’ve ever “Applied” for PA – not the current # of recipients!
    Society can’t have it both ways! You can’t expect people (You) purposely discriminate against and WONT HIRE “Not” depend upon Gov’t assistance! Economically, we are “Forced” to accept PA [which now forces you to work for your benefits], so its not free money, just New Age Slavery! So why fight against those in Corporate America that “Doesn’t want us there” in the first place?!
    The stereotypes that we don’t want to work, and, if we’re given a job, we’ll abuse the clock – take extra long breaks, and (Not) fulfill our job requirements…. There is “Sloth” in every Race, yet, our Media only proliferates Black folks as the guilty ones!
    Outsourcing is Society by Design – to get rid of ALL the Blacks in mainstream employment – to be replaced by 3rd World Cheap labor – until they find out how much Americans earn – Now they’re (Guest Workers) are taking White people’s jobs!
    So now they too, have been reduced to poverty just like we were during the 1970s…
    Also chronicled in Red White AND Poor, how Economics & Outsourcing have Racially Divided America, via, Amazon.com
    Despite the title – America needs to practice Americanism first and come together as the Human Race!
    I would LOVE to be at a Roundtable Talk about the problems that plague the Black Race – just to set the record straight in the minds of White America!

  17. 67

    Cachae7

    @Mike Robe… You need to be educated, as you’re only “regurgitating” what mainstream media has TAUGHT you! Our quality of Education (or lack thereof) is the direct result for being poorly educated! When provided with excellent teachers who taught Calculus in a Bronx H.S. and the test scores came back “Above” the National average, the HS was accused of cheating… Like, it just (couldn’t) be possible that Minorities could’ve learnt Calculus AND be successful in solving such complex equations!?! And that’s the problem! People like you, and Mainstream society at large believe we’re just dumb!
    I’m catholic-school educated, and I have seen what the Public Schools teach in the inner-city – Disgusting! I paid for my boys to be Catholic-School educated just to get the same quality education “White suburbia” receives for free, preparing them for college w/o having to do (A Year) of Remedial-Ed just to ‘catch-up’ to the College Entrance standard!
    So, before you blame Blacks for NOT wanting an education, we are a result of a purposeful product of a “Society by Design” that has effectively eliminated the competition through a sub-par educational system!
    There should be NO such thing as Charter Schools – as ALL schools should be good! The U.S. used to rank No.1 in Education… Now we’re down to 17! And who do you think that includes?

  18. 68

    DKJ

    I see that many posts are attempting to ignore or minimize the effects of slavery and Jim Crow laws. Institutional racism is a part of our VERY RECENT past. Government (state and local) supported racism/segregation existed well into the 1970′s.

    Blacks have not had 150 years to achieve financial equality, they have not even had 50! The effects of slavery and racism cannot be overcome in 50 years.

    So many people choose to ignore the facts and replace them with subtle suggestions of racial inferiority. One comment states “Blacks have never had a desire to work”; the poster probably does not recognize his own racism.

    Our history teachers have perpetuated many myths concerning slavery; the “Gone With The Wind” version of reconstruction is being taught as history. GWTW is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to justify slavery and ignore the KKK. The real reason for the failure of blacks to take advantage of reconstruction was white terrorism, plain and simple. Blacks did not fail in their attempts at self government, they were sabotaged.

  19. 69

    Economicthoughts

    Cachae, you really need to “do the math” yourself. Let me break this down for you in terms that you may be able understand. Im going to use real (or very close) percentage data but instead of real population data I’m going to make it simple (100 as 100%) for you in hopes that you can understand.

    Suppose the USA were comprised of only 100 people (78 white, 13 black, 9 other).
    Suppose there Are $100 welfare dollars to divide amongst this population of 100 people. We will give the dollars out as follows:

    $40 to white population
    $40 to black population
    $20 to other population

    Sounds fair right? Not so fast. When you “do the REAL math”, its not even close to being fair because remember that “we only represent 13% of the population” comment you made? You were on the verge of something quite profund. Notice how in our population of 100 there are only 13 blacks which equals 13%…. Lets finish the math you were on the verge of figuring out on your own, using the above example in our country of only 100 people.

    Lets distribute our welfare dollars “per person” or “per capita” in each group:

    73 whites receive a total of $40 to distribute amongst themselves = $.51 per person (51 cents)
    13 blacks receive a total of $40 to distribute amongst themselves = $3.07 per person
    09 others receive a total of $20 to distribute amongst themselves = $2.22 per person

    Wow! The 13 blacks each receive $3.07 per person while the whites each receive only 51 cents!!! The black sub-cohorts receive 6 times the welfare dollars per capita than their white counterparts and 72 percent more than the “other” population group! Now….does that sound fair? Are the black welfare recipients 6 times less able to work or find a job than their white counterparts? Are they 6 times less likely to be offered a job even though they are the most qualified for the job? Are they 6 times less likely to be turned down for financial aid in order to get an education even though federally subsidized financial aid approval is based on need? Clearly since this cohort is 6 times more likely to be on welfare, their approval rate for financial aid to continue their education should be 6 times that of their white counterparts in the larger cohort (all welfare recipients regardless of race).

    What’s the reason, Cachae? You seem to like numbers and statistics, lets talk numbers and statistics but first – let’s do some real math so that we are comparing apples to apples instead of spouting off “statistics” and comparing a grape to a grapefruit.

    Stop making excuses for yourself or your sub-cohort and get some financial aid for college and get yourself off financial assistance because quite frankly the blacks, whites and others that work or go to school to get an education are fed up with your excuses.

    Welfare is a great safety net for good hardworking people (black, white, other) to help get them back on their feet during financial distress. It is not a honey pot that any sub-cohort should be milking which is what “real” math shows is certainly happening. The honey pot WILL dry up and the free ride will be over sooner or later. It will be a sad day for those that actually need it but for those that think their share should be 6 times that of others….I am sure they will find a way to blame it on someone else with “math”.

    And please don’t pull the race card. I’ve dated black, white, and other… My friends and some family members are of dfferent races. I just don’t like lazy people with entitlement issues…it just so happens, the math shows that is currently the welfare recipients in the black cohort….NOT AS A WHOLE. There’s a difference.

    Got any more math you want to discuss?

  20. 70

    Cachae Thomas

    Really? First off, I am far more educated than my African American counterparts – the fact still remains that Discrimination is REAL – not an excuse to hide behind. Secondly, the indoctrination that Black Americans have experienced since the 1970s has severely reversed the trend – In the 1960s, anyone caught “accepting” Welfare (back then) were once publicly shamed and humiliated.

    Today, Blacks encourage each other on ways to (milk) the system so to speak, because Welfare just seemed easier to accept in lieu of depending upon a paycheck that always seemed to disappear before we can make the next step “forward”.

    As for myself, I have two businesses (one Income Tax Prep) I’ve been doing for 10+ years (yeah, I actually have some brain cells for that), an Intellectual Property Business that I started in the 1990s but because I didn’t have a lawyer the two companies I presented my (idea) to used my concept and didn’t compensate me.

    And, now, my third business (which I’ve already patented as a franchise), is in the works and is something NOBODY else has developed and/or devised for the public, but will put skilled minorities to work and will make me Millions of $$ in the long run!

    My eBook “Red White AND Poor” chronicles our history and the economic separatism that currently exists today, why society lies by stating that we must ‘outsource’ when there are qualified minorities right here that will never get hired because of their Race and are forced to (settle) for Civil Service – with a Bachelor’s Degree in hand!

    The Math that you talk about has been argued across many different points (i.e, 13% of the population but 38% of the PA recipients), but your math is also skewed because Blacks Do Not garner the $3.07/per person that you mention. And yes, there will be the day when our Gov’t goes bankrupt and people will be forced to steal from the (have’s) because they are the have not’s!

    At least I am one of the many people who has utilized my talent to become financially independent. Every once in a while I get to become a freelance writer for agencies who need a (Technical Writer) to win a consulting contract with various firms, parlaying their (non-resources) by touting other (sub-contractor) experience to compensate and explain their own lack of expertise.

    I also helped one EPA Contracted firm get three-$50-Million Dollar Contracts! I figured, if I can do it for them, why not doe it for our people!

    So I started my own Non-Profit 501C3 in a demographic neighborhood that (automatically qualified) me for the tax-exempt status. I tried to educate people after 9/11 on how we need to “pool’ our resources if WE want to become successful – only to find the level of “ingrained ignorance” goes far beyond anything that I could possibly have imagined.

    They too, believed that if I am here to “service” the neighborhood, my services should be “Free” The problem with that is, our people will pay White People for the same services that I offered for a fraction of the cost!

    All this, after earning 6-figures, only to be told that I’m over-qualified for every job I apply to leaves a lot to be desired – only after the interview (where I can command salaries at $85K and above) and the precariousness of the current job market makes it difficult to hire truly qualified individuals such as myself to become gainfully employed. I’ve traveled “out of state” to look at other opportunities but I don’t get reimbursed for those expenses!

    You really should download my eBook $9.95 on Amazon.com, dedicated to educating (America) about the realities of how we became (this) way and the (why)! The difference between me and everyone else is, I know my character and have a vision for MY future – which doesn’t include depending upon a paycheck!

    Welfare was supposed to be (temporary) assistance to help bridge the gap between hard times and picking yourself up. My belief system is stronger than any (systemic) guise that currently plagues our entire race, as I also explain in my book how that “lack of education” is the primary reason why the “Ignorance is the Fear that Keeps You frozen in your SEAT!”

    Oh, and BTW, I also write excellent resumes (now for free) because I truly enjoy helping those less fortunate. Out of the 10 people I offered my services to, only two actually gave me a copy to revise – and one actually got the job!

    I also have no problem getting interviewed – they (employers) just have a problem matching that White piece of paper with this Black skin! My reality – Not the Ghost in the shadows or the (victim) as Mitt Romney stated!

  21. 71

    A N Anderson

    Clearly many of you posting have never taken a social inequality class. You cannot claim to be educated and think that all people in America are treated equally. It’s really that simple. If you think that we live in a color blind society, you need to go back to the books. If someone close to you was badly hurt or wounded, how would you take to someone telling them that they should be done healing when they are not? You can’t decide for a whole race how fast they should bounce back from systematic, institutionalized racism. To the perfect example of Native Americans: There is a race of people worse off in America than blacks and it is them. They live in extreme poverty and have less access to social programs than any other group of Americans. It is yet another example of the cruelty of America’s founders. It is another example of how discrimination and disenfranchisement is not as easy for us brown folks as the white folks in power want it to be.

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