Group calls on next Minnesota governo...

Group calls on next Minnesota governor to close racial gap

There are 73 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 23, 2010, titled Group calls on next Minnesota governor to close racial gap. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A coalition of faith leaders is calling on Minnesota's next governor to elevate racial inequalities in education, health and jobs to a major policy focus.

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Since: Aug 08

Maplewood, MN

#1 Nov 24, 2010
A coalition of faith leaders is calling on Minnesota's next governor to elevate racial inequalities in education, health and jobs to a major policy focus.

Who cares what color they are as long as they are the BEST person for the job?

Who cares what color they are when they get that scholarship as long as they were the BEST candidate for it?

Seriously, get a life, start doing things for yourselves instead of wanting everything handed to you. And yes this means anyone of any color.

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Shell Knob, MO

#2 Nov 24, 2010
Stuff this, privledges are earned.
Matt

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#3 Nov 24, 2010
Why don't you just come right out and say it, I am inferior, I need special treatment! Why is it that those who scream the loudest for equality are the ones who scream the most for special treatment?

If you feel that you are being held down here, why don't you move to a nice place like Yemen or some other nice place?
Values

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Nov 24, 2010
Elimination of the racial achievemnt gap in education is easily accomplished:

Minorities must change their values.
dum dums

Jacksonville, IL

#5 Nov 24, 2010
get the he ll out of our country...
Resource waste

United States

#7 Nov 24, 2010
Seriously, dump more money and resources into this issue? How about the coalition concentrate on reducing broken families, lack of interest in education, and crime amongst minorities? Get to the real problems or you'll never solve anything.

“Ahhhh hee ahw”

Since: Aug 09

Twin Cities

#9 Nov 24, 2010
The real gap is between smart and dumb kids. The dumb ones blame racism.

Since: Jun 10

The Thunder Mansion

#10 Nov 24, 2010
I'm for it. As long as the coalition of faith leaders are alone responsible for funding.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#11 Nov 24, 2010
I don't get it. But then I am a privileged white person.

46 years ago, LBJ's Great Society Plan was implemented to erase poverty and racism. In the very first year,$1 Billion was spent. Since that time, we have escalated the pot to where we now fund anti-poverty programs to the tune of better than $100 Billion per year.

If we double the amount of money to $200 Billion per year, will it change anything? I don't think so.

I would love to live in a color blind society. However, until all of those that make their living off of being discriminated against are cut off from the funding, I don't think we will make any progress what so ever.
Losers

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Nov 24, 2010
"A coalition of faith leaders is calling on Minnesota's next governor to elevate racial inequalities in education, health and jobs to a major policy focus."

These people are after more money. This is just more race baiting.
Tom Do Her

Monroe, LA

#13 Nov 24, 2010
Ro Bud wrote:
A coalition of faith leaders is calling on Minnesota's next governor to elevate racial inequalities in education, health and jobs to a major policy focus.
Who cares what color they are as long as they are the BEST person for the job?
Who cares what color they are when they get that scholarship as long as they were the BEST candidate for it?
Seriously, get a life, start doing things for yourselves instead of wanting everything handed to you. And yes this means anyone of any color.
the only 'faith' they have is that growing gubbamint is the solution to everything.
JTX

Reliance, SD

#14 Nov 24, 2010
These boneheads should invest their own money, buy a business and hire these folks and not depend on the "government" to do something they personally should be trying to do. If you don't like the amount of trees in a forest, go plant some, don't expect the government to be your savior.
Brenda

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Nov 24, 2010
This is so heart warming.
The Loon

Melrude, MN

#16 Nov 24, 2010
If, as has been widely reported, half of all black students quit high school without a diploma, then there will be no equality in jobs. A high school drop out is a person who has no interest in having any skill I will ever need. Sorry, but this nation was NOT founded on the principle of equality of outcome, only relative equality of opportunity. Get off your butts and make it happen or fail. That is up to you, not me.
Danno

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Nov 24, 2010
If you want to close the gap then you need to reach those at the bottom of the gap and figure out how to change them to behave in a way consistent with those at the top of the gap. The gov. is not in either group and cannot help. Sorry.
Wimpy

Elk River, MN

#18 Nov 24, 2010
You want government to step in and solve your problems? Yeah, good luck with that. Why not go to school, keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth shut. You might be amazed at the results!
P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Nov 24, 2010
The problem with this sort of political posturing combined with the entitlement mentality that embodies liberalism, is that the approach the liberals use to cure inequality just makes the inequality greater.

The tools are all there for underachievers, but they need to make an effort. More laws can't help, and the money just enables the perpetuation of a permanent underclass that works the system and lives on the dole.

Its a tragedy for young minorities, and conservatives work to protect them from the entitlement mentality that is the key to failure.
Monday morning qb

Chicago, IL

#20 Nov 24, 2010
White men please reflect on and answer the following question: if you were a black person would you be more, less, or as successful as you are today?why
The Loon

Melrude, MN

#21 Nov 24, 2010
If you start from a false premise: all groups of children have the same academic potential, you will end up with a false outcome. What all testing has ever shown is that different children have different levels of academic ability from birth. The same has been shown regarding different groups of children. The beauty of this country is that any child from any group can go as far as their individual talent and effort will take them. We are NOT holding any child back.
P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Nov 24, 2010
Monday morning qb wrote:
White men please reflect on and answer the following question: if you were a black person would you be more, less, or as successful as you are today?why

Less, because everybody around me would tell me I couldn't achieve anything due to whitey keeping me down. White men have no excuses and have to take responsibility for their mistakes and failures.

It is absolutely clear in my mind that when blacks engage in the same behavior that makes whites successful, they are successful as well. Prejudice is irritating, but its not holding anyone back except the ones that use it as an excuse.

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