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Reply to "My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility"

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Originally posted by sunnubian:


Please, most Black people that feel they are being discriminated against usually are. Most Black people will not hesitate to state when they know that racsim has nothing to do with something. And if you were to actually be in contact with Black people in America that actually do fit the sterotypes that white racsim tries to constantly shove down the throats of ALL Blacks in America, you will find that they pretty much don't have any reason to or interest in discussing racism in America, usually because, they are the ones least affected by it. When are actually trying to accomplish something, when you are actively involved in the work world, when you are actually educating yourself, when you are actually striving towards or have accomplished higher education, is where you are most likely to be confronted with racism, not in the 'hood', not on the street corner, not sitting in your own home/apartment all day watching soap operas.



This is really where the rubber meets the road. Not to disrupt the Larry Elder feeding-fest, but I thought he was making some good points right up until he gives the "suggestion" to invest in yourself. Obviously, if your not trying to better yourself than none of this matters. It never hits home. How can you be held down by racism if your not trying to go anywhere? I think the reason that this idiot is a conservative is because he has bought the party line of the "pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps" rugged-individualism crap. bang In fact, when your dealing with a problem that affects an entire community, such as racism, than the community has to pull-up together. Someone facing racism is already investing in himself. After that the solution becomes investing in your community.
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