In some ways I mourn for America's black community. It's 'leaders' (or at least those who are viewed as such by the media) focus almost solely on poking society in the eye and shouting 'racist' at every perceived slight and seeking ever growing economic handout programs to make it easier for those trapped to barely get by. Those leaders could be focusing on building up their community by encouraging two parent families and self-reliance, but they choose rather to encourage expanding dependency. I do not believe the lot of those in the black community will improve until the focus of its leaders changes.
In America, the Left and Right are ever-engaged in a fierce debate over whether we truly are a land of opportunity for all. What, exactly, does equal opportunity mean? What does it look like? Conventionally, liberals will argue that equality of so-called "opportunity" is a canard, since our opportunities in life are based so much on socio-economic factors like income level, family composition, race, class, etc. A young black man growing up in a single-parent home in an inner-city slum has less access to opportunities for success than a white kid raised by a traditional nuclear family in an upper-middle class...
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