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Poverty Nonsense

brumfield Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 4:27 PM
Admonished to be a credit to your race. Dr Williams, that is one thing you most certainly are.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 4:44 PM
"Race" being the human race.
Spikeygrrl Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 1:23 AM
Please don't put words into other poster's mouths. brumfield said what he/she meant, not what you want to change it to mean.
Here's a recent statement frequently suggested by leftist academics, think tank researchers and policymakers: "People were not just struggling because of their personal deficiencies. There were structural factors at play. People weren't poor because they made bad decisions. They were poor because our society creates poverty." Who made that statement and where it was made is not important at all, but its corrosive effects on the minds of black people, particularly black youths, are devastating.

There's nothing intellectually challenging or unusual about poverty. For most of mankind's existence, his most optimistic scenario was to be able to eke out enough to subsist...