quote:Originally posted by Nmaginate:
N-Logical? How do you think the "Black People would be better as a whole" point was made by you saying:
black americans don't operate that way and to be honest, i wish we did...
Umm... There was no specific references by you to some "AS A WHOLE" (whatever that's suppose to mean or however that "whole" is constituted). You spoke IN THE NEGATIVE. Not the positive. You said "WE DON'T!" "I wish we did. But we don't."
Now, seriously... When you hold someone or something else up as an example or something admirable or desired and then bemoan the idea that "We DON'T do that... (*sigh*, *sigh*)" what "point" do you think you're making? I guess all those "Woe is WE" emotions are suppose to be invisible.
What "point", again, do you think you're making by comparing, apparently, the sons and daughters of the relative "elite" among Indians, etc. with the sons and daughters of poorer, less educated Black parents?
I mean, unless your Indian friend's parents were just as poor and just as (un)educated as the parents of your friends and family you reference as living in the South Bronx then you are not only holding those Black people to a higher standard, you're holding them to a Double Standard of sorts. Not only do you expect them to do better but you expect them to do better than or just as good as people who ostensibly are from a higher socio-economic class than they are which is ridiculous.
Again, you've made quick use of stereotypes and generalizations to make a "point" which again communicates something ridiculously negative because you can't be bothered with making accurate comparisons (from like samples).
And all that is really rather ironic considering your very first point
you didn't answer my question.
as for my indian friend, he grew up in queens, father died and mother had to rent out a bedroom in her apartment to make ends meet. so needless to say his family wasn't from a higher socio-economic class. when i tell you, you're missing the point, you're really missing the point.
now please answer my original question...