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Our Deviant Society

RockinRickOwen Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 9:08 PM
been thinking for a long time about the condition of Black America, comparing it to Italian America: first arriving, Italians were considered stupid, smelly criminals. They couldn't get a job. Nobody helped them. A few were lynched, while the police watched. 20 years later, they OWNED the police. The good established businesses, while the bad established the mobs. But even the bad made sure their own were taken care of, that their kids went to good schools (where they were expected to do well), and there wasn't any trouble in the neighborhood. They ran legitimate businesses. They were bad guys, but they didn't want to be just "gangsta thugs." It IS a deviant society, committing the slow suicide of low expectations.
jacktaylor Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:41 AM
but Italians have white skin, they could easily blend into anglo america, blacks can't do that. All white skinned immigrants, Irish, Russians, Jews, etc were second class citizens when they first got here. But all it took was mastering english, getting an education or learning a trade, or sometimes changing your name and you're good as new, blacks couldn't do that, they were and still are in many areas discriminated against due to one thing, the color of their skin. They can't blend in and look anglo.
Cliff106 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 11:32 AM
How do you use this liberal myth to explain Asians who are more successful than whites? I really get tired of liberals thinking in sound bites. Face it, most of your logic is canned phrases designed to muddy the waters and hide the facts.
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