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Who Failed Chicago?

Surtr Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 5:16 PM
Reminiscent of the diatribes of liberalism destroying Detroit and equally nonsensical. The #1 predictor of crime in a city is the % Black & Hispanic. That is more powerful than poverty, unemployment, and HS dropout rate combined! No one failed Chicago: decrepit buildings, failing schools, and obscene violence are just the types of societies that Blacks create. It's not a failure, it's how genes that were adaptive in Africa manifest in multicultural societies.
dwhite892 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 5:59 PM
If what you say is true explain this. My adopted black and hispanic cousins were raised in good, responsible, religious two parent homes. They are well educated and responsible parents now. Its not the genes its the culture!
Luscious Lars Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 6:23 PM
I agree, it's how well structured the family unit is where kids are raised, which has the most determination of whether they will grow up to be good citizens or nightmares for the rest of us who are good citizens. And liberals want to disarm us good citizens, which makes it easier for the ne'er do wells to prey upon us. Chitcago is a great working experiment in that regard.
Surtr Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 6:34 PM
You're using anecdotes in lieu of actual data. Your cousins are not evidence.

Moreover, were illegitimacy the causal factor, Hispanic and Black rates of crime would only be double and triple the White rates. This is not the case:

It is true that illegitimacy is a rough start to life, but there are other causal factors of crime such as low intelligence and impulsivity. Both Blacks and Hispanics have lower average intelligence and, if you've ever worked around Blacks, you'd know how impetuous they can be.

Illegitimacy and poverty are just the conservative and liberal fairy tales to explain away the horrendous failures of minority groups.
Kodiak5 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 5:36 PM
Don't identify the problems by racial characteristics -- they are problems of culture. The primary culprit is a breakdown of the family, with illegitimate children and fatherless homes.
On Tuesday, President Obama and the first lady used the State of the Union spotlight to pay tribute to an innocent teenage girl shot and killed by Chicago gang thugs. On Friday, Obama will travel to the Windy City to decry violence and crusade for more gun laws in the town with the strictest gun laws and bloodiest gun-related death tolls in America.

Does the White House really want to open up a national conversation about the state of Chicago? OK, let's talk.

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