quote:Originally posted by UppityNegress:
Why is anyone who strives to leave a failing neighborhood or school considered "acting white"? I'm all for improving depressed Black areas, but sometimes there is just very little you can do in certain situations. Of course inner city Blac schools should be improved, but should a child be forced to remain in a substandard learning environment if a better one is available? What's that one kid going to do? And what's wrong with separating yourself from "ghetto Blacks"? By ghetto I mean the people intent on doing nothing with their lives except ruining it and then blaming everyone else, not the unfortunate underclass who are stuck in a bad environment due to lack of finances or education. Who in the world wants to associate with such negativity? I'm all for Black solidarity, but just because someone is my race doesn't mean I'm going to embrace them if they choose to persue a "ghetto" lifestyle.