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Re: US Economic Inequity Stems From White Supremacy

EbonyRose ·
Amen to that!! But .. it's not just the tax code. The inequity created by White supremacy is something that is embedded in ALL facets of American society.
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Re: [Something We Already Knew] Study: ‘Economic Despair’ Causes More Low-Income Youth to Drop Out of School, Lose Hope of Achieving Social Mobility

Kocolicious ·
Why it is sooooooooo important for black unity. I remember whole communities come together for the sake of black children. No more it seems. What the fock happened? I was talking to old hood rat [okay sorry but she made me mad]...about what was going on during those times. And she say....I did this and that to keep those kids from killin' each other. Child...you ain't went through what I've been through. " And I look at her....first I counted...then I say..."every body's experience is...
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Re: [Something We Already Knew] Study: ‘Economic Despair’ Causes More Low-Income Youth to Drop Out of School, Lose Hope of Achieving Social Mobility

Momentum ·
The racist corporate establishment knows this, which is why they told their political servants to stop creating policy that invests in rank and file Americans. They want a permanent working poor class and a permanent criminal class too so they may profit from despair while white people are lifted and given more opportunities through white privilege.
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Re: [Something We Already Knew] Study: ‘Economic Despair’ Causes More Low-Income Youth to Drop Out of School, Lose Hope of Achieving Social Mobility

sunnubian ·
Now this is a prime example of why there has to be UNIFICATION . She probably really believes she did all she could, but she was only one person. With UNIFICATION of a family, and/or group and/or community, when it's obvious that what she is/was doing is not working, there is someone else to step in with ideas, influence, time, wisdom. advice, or some de facto "scared straight" psychology or realism where deviant/troubled young males/ youth are concerned. The self-centered attitude of...
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Low-Wage Nation: Poverty and Inequality Are Threatening Our Democracy

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by OtherWords Low-Wage Nation: Poverty and Inequality Are Threatening Our Democracy by Peter Edelman With its catchy "We are the 99 Percent" slogan, the Occupy movement focused millions of Americans on our nation's chronic inequality. As that movement regains momentum, it must pay more attention to the whole 99 percent. (palmspringsdude/Flickr) We certainly should worry about how the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans isn't paying its fair share of the cost...
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Some Outrageous Facts about Inequalit

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, July 2, 2012 by Common Dreams Some Outrageous Facts about Inequalityby Paul BuchheitStudying inequality in America reveals some facts that are truly hard to believe. Amidst all the absurdity a few stand out. A homeless person sits...
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US Economic Inequity Stems From White Supremacy

sunnubian ·
US Economic Inequity Stems From White Supremacy  By: Imara Jones | Posted: December 25, 2012 at 12:16 AM  32   EmailPrintText Size   Fuse/ThinkstockAs Americans await a fiscal-cliff solution that...
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Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

sunnubian ·
Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy By Travis Gettys Friday, December 27, 2013 13:59 EST Topics: chomsky ♦ mainstream media ♦ noam chomsky The world faces two potentially existential threats, according to the linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “There are two major dark shadows that hover over everything, and they’re getting more and more serious,” Chomsky said. “The one is the continuing threat of nuclear war that has not ended. It’s...
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Re: Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

Muhammad Cipher ·
Lesson for Black activist, reevaluate who and what you're paying attention to. Clearly Chomsky has been marginalized, but the issue is the effect of that marginalization. Chomsky is so known and "in demand" for his political activism and views people don't know that his formal training and work is in linguistics. The lesson for Black people is that what Chomsky represents are viewpoints that do NOT fit into the narrow American framing of social issues. There's video of Chomsky discussing the...
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Re: Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

Jalil ·
“If there ever is future historians, they’re going to look back at this period of history with some astonishment,” Chomsky said. “The danger, the threat, is evident to anyone who has eyes open and pays attention at all to the scientific literature, and there are attempts to retard it, there are also at the other end attempts to accelerate the disaster, and if you look who’s involved it’s pretty shocking.” The mind is trampling the heart. What I am astonished about right now is that no one is...
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Re: Low-Wage Nation: Poverty and Inequality Are Threatening Our Democracy

Muhammad Cipher ·
"We certainly should worry about how the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans isn't paying its fair share of the cost of running the country. But we should be just as worried about how people at the other end are doing." Im somewhat lost (but not really) as to why columnist continue to write and act as if the OWS movements either dont understand this or don 't get it. Their successful re framing of the issue (99% vs 1%) has allowed people to entertain and discuss exactly how the 1% generate...
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Re: Low-Wage Nation: Poverty and Inequality Are Threatening Our Democracy

Kocolicious ·
I think although we are experiencing an unprecedented job crisis in our economy, I do believe we've been here before. The exception is a lotta us live beyond our means-even though prices to survive are high. However, I remember how my parents strategized the family budget and instead of going outside the rim of their financial abilties, cut corners and did a lot of things themselves. We don't do that anymore. A lotta of us depend on fast foods to feed our families-don't cook as we used to,...
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Re: Low-Wage Nation: Poverty and Inequality Are Threatening Our Democracy

Yemaya ·
And also RAMPANT undereducation and miseducation are threatening mostly black people.
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Re: Low-Wage Nation: Poverty and Inequality Are Threatening Our Democracy

Muhammad Cipher ·
Laziness and "living within your means" are two of the myths that have been repeatedly debunked yet continue to be a major part of commentary no matter where this subject comes up. The idea of living within your means is very attractive to those who stress the need for self responsibility and accountability. The problem is that social economic conditions are just that---social. When we are told to 'live within our means' what is almost always ignored is the declining value of "your means".
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Re: Low-Wage Nation: Poverty and Inequality Are Threatening Our Democracy

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Laziness and "living within your means" are two of the myths that have been repeatedly debunked yet continue to be a major part of commentary no matter where this subject comes up. The idea of living within your means is very attractive to those who stress the need for self responsibility and accountability. The problem is that social economic conditions are just that---social. When we are told to 'live within our means' what is almost always ignored is...
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Re: Low-Wage Nation: Poverty and Inequality Are Threatening Our Democracy

Kocolicious ·
Brother Muhummad Cipher wrote: Laziness and "living within your means" are two of the myths that have been repeatedly debunked yet continue to be a major part of commentary no matter where this subject comes up . No myths my brotha. This is where you are in view incorrect. The idea of living within your means is very attractive to those who stress the need for self responsibility and accountability. The problem is that social economic conditions are just that---social. Yes I agree that it is...
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[Something We Already Knew] Study: ‘Economic Despair’ Causes More Low-Income Youth to Drop Out of School, Lose Hope of Achieving Social Mobility

sunnubian ·
Study: ‘Economic Despair’ Causes More Low-Income Youth to Drop Out of School, Lose Hope of Achieving Social Mobility March 12, 2016 | Posted by David Love Tagged With: black boys education , black high school dropouts , economic inequality , income inequality , Socio-economic challenges Communities with high economic inequality also tend to have lower upward social mobility. The question is whether there is a causal relationship between the two, as a new study endeavors to answer. The...
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What Explains the Racial Wealth Divide?

sunnubian ·
What Explains the Racial Wealth Divide? Submitted by Josh Hoxie on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 09:36 facebook twitter email Black wealth gap by Josh Hoxie Despite mountains of facts, two-thirds of Americans continue to insist institutional racism is not the root of social inequality. Instead, they locate the problem in individual behavior, or in lack of education, or single-parent households. Yet, “white two-parent households turn out to have ten times more wealth than the equivalent black families,”...
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MIT Economist: While the White, Wealthy Few Are Thriving, the Rest of America Is Living In a Third World Nation

sunnubian ·
MIT Economist: While the White, Wealthy Few Are Thriving, the Rest of America Is Living In a Third World Nation By David Love - April 30, 2017 0 855 (Source: Flickr) Much these days is said of income inequality in the U.S., of the gaping, ever-expanding chasm that separates the haves from the have nots, the rich from the poor, the 1 percent from everyone else. This, in the richest nation in the world. One author, a prominent MIT economist, has taken this discourse a step further and has...
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Re: What Explains the Racial Wealth Divide?

DennisKalita ·
…. assert that discrimination rooted in individual people is a greater problem than discrimination that is built into our laws and institutions. It’s connected. Discrimination rooted in individual people is a two-way street with “discrimination that is built into our laws and institutions” …..and racist cultural environment at large. The hero is a blond Aryan guy with small features. Changing that to some degree is archetypal warfare. This needs to be worked. IMHO, of course!
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Re: What Explains the Racial Wealth Divide?

sunnubian ·
Systemic racsim and too much abiguity standing between our anti-discrimination laws and the people those laws are supposed to help. Prime Ex.: Company A has an anti-discrimination policy that complies with anti-discrimination laws, and a system of 'checks and balances' in place to ensure that those working for Company A in positions of hiring and setting wages and raises cannot abuse their authority or position to discriminate because of their personal beliefs ignorances. Company B has an...
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