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I beleive in Affirmative Action, but based on economics, not on race. If your poor, then you had more adversity, regardless of you being black or white. If you are rich and black, you have it better than poor white people, and vice versa. The main reason blacks are not moving up, is they dont value education at all, even rich ones, as shown by this graph: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...-Education.png
And you cannot blame it on racism. I went to Highschool at a school that was over 50% mexican, about 10% asian, smaller amount black, then the rest white. Now mexicans are in 2 groups, most mexicans do not act culturally mexican, they highly mimic black culture, as they wish they were black, then there are traditional mexicans, these tend to be the more fresh off the boat ones, they are culturally mexican. The FOB mexicans are very hard workers, and quite often value education very much so cause where they are from, the could not have gotten one. But most of the mexicans are now 1st generation, so they are not mexican other than they speak spanish at home, they act black, listen to rap ( I listen to rap too ), dress black ect ect. They do not focus, nor value education to the same extent at all as whites or asians. All of the higher math classes, all of the AP classes, were almost 100% white and asian, with maybe a few white-washed mexicans. How can you say racism was the cause? The mexicans grew up in the same neighborhoods, I've gone to school with them since kindergarten, theyve had the same opportunities. One could say economics, them being first generation it has indeed been harder for them. But most of my friends are mexicans, I hang out with mexicans, I can speak spanish partially, but all my friends are doing okay, so why is it some just dont value education. When I have classes with mexicans, they often dont show up, they do not do the work, and worse, they look down upon the ones of them that do strive. That to me is the definition of trash. Not everyone has the opportunity to acheive, nor the will power to go ahead and complete the work, and thats okay, but when given the chance, you skoff at it, and then chastise others to try to take advantage of the situation, you dont belong here.
One thing most people forget is, the whole reason people are in America, is cause where they came from sucked, and that includes white people. Half of my family were English pilgrims fleeing religous oppression, the other half came from germany and switzerland in fleeing economic disintagration. All came with nothing, but the will power to have it better. There are no gaurantees. And it is true that for a long time, blacks were treated unfairly, and even held down. But today, most of white society holds and open hand to pull blacks and even mexicans up, but they have to pull themselves up too.
If it were racism, how come asians can achieve so much, cause they have a drive, culturally it is demanded of them to strive, their families demand it. But with blacks and mexicans, its perfectly acceptable not to try at all. Ofcourse this isnt always the case, there are exception to everything, and plently of white people are just as big of losers, but the trend is much more so with blacks and mexicans. MLKJr. wanted so much for just the same shot, not the same results, just the same shot at life as whites, now when given a shot, blacks choose to screw it. Frankly, this world is survival of the fittest, if you cant swim, youre bound to drown. Being poor sucks, but you dont have to be a certain race to be poor, or have it hard. White people, black people, mexicans, can all be poor, equally they can all be rich. Most rich people are white, but so are most poor people. Being white isnt a ticket to a free lunch, theres no special programs for white people. Nothing is handed to you, and thats what blacks dont get, they have their hands out waiting. There was once a program idea in line with affirmative action, where say blacks are 13% of the US population, that say 13% of brain surgeons had to be black. Thats rediculous, you want the best to be brain surgeons, regardless of race, if my brain surgeon is black I wouldnt care at all, as long as I know hes the best of the best at what he does, regardless of race. If all brain surgeons are white, so be it, and if all brain surgeons are black, so be it, best man wins.
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Really fascinating pseudo-political babble taking place here...
But the fact remains...I hate white trash...