Will protest for work: Boston youth r...

Will protest for work: Boston youth rally for summer job program funding

There are 28 comments on the Boston.com story from Mar 13, 2014, titled Will protest for work: Boston youth rally for summer job program funding. In it, Boston.com reports that:

Hundreds of young people stormed downtown Boston yesterday afternoon, rallying for the allocation of more funds to youth employment programs that create jobs for students.

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Beverly, MA

#21 Mar 24, 2014
Are you just a tad angry? Isn't life idyllic enough for you in New Hamshire? If not, why don't you do some things to change your situation so that you can have some peace of mind. I mean, if the only thing that stands between you and happiness is ambition and hard work, what happened to make you so miserable? Haven't you worked hard enough to get yourself into a better situation? Or are you angry and blaming others for your misfortune and miserable state of mind? If the situation in the United States is not to your liking, there are other places on the planet. Have you considered maybe The Faroe Islands? How about Iceland? I am sure you have something to offer someplace. Why stay here and be miserable?

Detroit, MI

#22 Mar 24, 2014
The polo fields in Beverly are so nice.
Remember D doesn't just stand for Democrat.
Right sweetie.

Beverly, MA

#23 Mar 24, 2014
reality is a crutch wrote:
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you don't need work permits you need a will and desire to work.
as a kid I mowed grass , delivered new papers, shoveled snow, worked in grocery store as stock boy bag boy, carriage retrieval washed cars, always had money in my pocket
But this was before welfare and government give a ways.
Ask the millions of immigrants from all over the world about jobs in America.
Jobs are the reason the immigrants are in America. Jump in a cab, truck stops immigrants everywhere and intercity blacks NOHWERE!
Join the USAF, USN Coast Guard, there are opportunities everywhere ya just gotta look for them.
I have no idea why blacks just sit back and do nothing.

Detroit, MI

#24 Mar 24, 2014
Is that site federally funded?
Typical D nonsense with a hidden agenda
reality is a crutch

Nashua, NH

#25 Mar 25, 2014
Mary wrote:
After reading these posts, I try to put myself in the place of a teenager looking for a job. It feels like a hostile and unsafe environment in which to look for a job. By the way, most folks in Beverly are just middle class. Not sure why there is so much Beverly, bashing.
yo mary

the only unsafe environment is in your mind. the only fear we have to face is fear its self.

Just dress up like the rest of the real world looks put a smile on your face and go hustle a job. They are out there unless you allow fear of failure keep you from the opportunities others are finding out there.
Yahoo Answers

Beverly, MA

#26 Mar 25, 2014
There are more whites on welfare than blacks but percentage-wise there are more blacks on welfare than whites. It's also important to note that 24.7% of the black race lives below poverty line while only 8.6% of the white race does (as is stated here http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/se ...).

The countless whites who whimper about blacks on welfare as if it's a black-only program when 1.) there are plenty of whites on welfare and whites have always been welfare recipients in the U.S.; 2.) for the majority of its existence, welfare has been a white-only program. Hate to burst bubbles but welfare was created for solely whites. News flash: blacks were denied all their rights 35 years ago and prior. One of those rights was access to welfare. It was only by the end of a grisly African American Civil Rights Movement did poverty-stricken African Americans finally become eligible for welfare along with whites. Thanks to African Americans fighting for the equal rights of all minorities, all poverty-stricken racial groups became eligible for welfare.[source: http://academic.udayton.edu/race/04needs ...]; 3.) even if welfare were a black-only program, whites would STILL be unjustified to whimper about it. If that were the case, it ought to be regarded as a small reparation for the 5 century long era of anti-black atrocities that ended 35 years ago. It's as a result of that era that so many African Americans are impoverished. The entire African American community had to start out at the bare bottom and work their way up from scratch. In addition, it ought to be regarded as a small measure taken in respect to white privilege.(What are whites even doing on welfare considering white privilege and the fact that they weren't enslaved from the 1500s to 1865, legally discriminated against from 1865 through the 1970s, then separated from society's wealth in white flight)? News flash: today's elderly blacks were treated like garbage and denied all their rights 35 years ago (that includes most jobs; all decent jobs; all decent salaries); consequently leaving today's middle-aged blacks to start out impoverished, much like most of today's younger black generation. Besides that, blacks have been doing the dirty work of whites for the vast majority of their time spent in the U.S., while receiving nothing but racial abuse from whites in return. 3.) middle-class African Americans like myself pay taxes and aren't entitled to welfare even after wrestling our way out of poverty-stricken lifestyles whites have placed us in and we're not whimpering about paying taxes everywhere you turn around like the white community is 4.) despite the fact that middle-class African Americans pay taxes, they receive no credit for paying taxes as the majority of whites whimper about it as if they're the only people who pay taxes and aiding all blacks and only blacks -- Much like affirmative action, welfare is in no way reparation for the black race like whites treat it as. Hell, it's not even treated as reparation by whites, but worse: preferential treatment that solely blacks get over all races. The white race hasn't done squat to make up for the era of anti-black atrocities. The only thing they've done is whimper AS IF they've done far more than enough. In addition to working for the white race with repayment of mistreatment, impoverishment, and zero reparations, blacks additionally have to deal with baseless welfare whimpering from whites.
Vicious Cycle

Beverly, MA

#27 Mar 26, 2014
Parents who spank a child in the first year of his or her life may trigger a “vicious cycle” of misbehavior, HealthDay News reported.

In a study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, researchers studied 1,900 families participating in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study – a research program involving children born in large American cities between 1998 and 2000. Three-quarters of the children studied were born to unmarried parents, according to the study’s web site.

Each family studied took part in assessments shortly after the birth of the child, and again when the child was approximately one, three, five and 9 years old. Parents were also questioned about whether their child received spankings, acted aggressively, broke rules or acted antagonistically.

Twenty-eight percent of parents reported spanking children in their first year of life, while 57 percent of parents admitted to spanking their children when they were 3 years old. Fifty-three percent of parents admitted to spanking their child when they were five, while 49 percent reported spanking children when they were 9 years old. Parents who reported their children as having more behavioral problems also spanked their children more as they grew older.

"You can think of it as an escalating arms race, where the parent gets more coercive and the child gets more aggressive, and they get locked into this cycle," said study author Michael MacKenzie, an associate professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City. "These processes can get started really early, and when they do, there's a lot of continuity over time."

Though researchers said spanking and misbehavior seem to feed into one another, they suspect spanking a child within the first year of life may trigger the start of this cycle.

"During the early toddler years, parents probably need to get more counseling or advice on strategies for managing children's behavior without resorting to spanking," said Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental & behavioral pediatrics at North Shore LIJ Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York.

Detroit, MI

#28 Mar 26, 2014
Numbers are just that. Numbers. But look at how many of each there are. Look at the percentage of crimes commuted and who does it. Numbers don't lie no matter how much the liberal media wants to. Look at the truth and then spin it however your politicians tell you to.

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