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American Black's Must Cultivate a Culture of Entrepreneurship

vietnamvet Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 11:18 AM
Before blacks have any chance of really succeeding in this country, they have to get rid of the educational system which teaches black and white children that blacks: - Are helpless victims - Are held back by whites - Have every right to lash out - Are not to blame if they resort to violence - Are owed a monetary sum by white people. As long as children grow up with this frame of mind, they will never become productive citizens.
iprazhm Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 11:39 AM
Affirmative Action was the worst thing that ever happened to the black community.
It taught them they were unable to be as smart, as creative, as wealthy or as successful as whites, thats why the government must take from the whites and give to them rather than allowing them the freedom to 'earn' it. Standards were lowered in education and in the workplace so blacks who applied didn't have to be qualified for the seat or job they were given. 'Placements' available to them, because they were taken from someone who was more qualified, but not black.
Our gov in essence reversed racism rather than erradicate it's effects. That along with gov handouts created a culture of entitlement. A culture most will not give up without a fight.
bruce130 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 4:43 PM
In it's beginning affirmative action was a pretty good idea and was needed to help excellent black students gain admission to the better universities, but sort of like the Unions which were also a good idea in the beginning have morphed into monsters that serve no real purpose or at least not the purpose that they were originally created to serve.

Recently on Roland Martin's "Washington Watch" we discussed what must be President Obama's exclusive agenda to empower black America is his second term. The only advice I could share with Roland's national audience was that American Blacks must cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit independent of any president in the White house. Why is it that no matter who occupies the White House the plight of minorities and especially American Black's continue to diminish overall. Why hasn't the billions of dollars invested in these communities not lifted their boats from poverty and despair. In fact the government nanny state has only worsened the...