Black males often struggle to stay ahead

Black males often struggle to stay ahead

There are 428 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Jan 3, 2009, titled Black males often struggle to stay ahead. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

But another issue in the African-American community also dominated the headlines in the last year, mentioned numerous times on the campaign trail by Obama himself -- most notably his Father's Day speech before ...

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A NAACP Member

United States

#1 Jan 3, 2009
Nice article! One correction-Wayne Winston is not an official of the NAAACP. He is just a member.
A L-E-O-

United States

#2 Jan 3, 2009
For instance, if a "black male encounters a police officer he is more likely to go to jail than their white counterparts," Daniels said. How does Lt. Daniels quantify this statement? What facts or statistics is he using??? I think the public deserves an answer with factual information not opinions..
BPT girl

Millerton, NY

#3 Jan 3, 2009
This seems like another cry for racism.
Maybe if they stopped portraying black men on coke and having kids on welfare like on BET then maybe white people wouldn't be scared by us?
Maybe white people wouldn't see us on the media acting like bigots apes and they are being brainwashed.
Stop people like 50 cent and Lil wayne.

my mom is black and dad is white and he nevr took care of me
not jus black males
The Truth Hurts

Waterbury, CT

#6 Jan 4, 2009
A L-E-O- wrote:
For instance, if a "black male encounters a police officer he is more likely to go to jail than their white counterparts," Daniels said. How does Lt. Daniels quantify this statement? What facts or statistics is he using??? I think the public deserves an answer with factual information not opinions..
LT. Dainels is a life long resident of Bridgeport and personally knows the struggles young black males go threw in Bridgeport!!! Who are you to question is over 20 year of insight!! Your prove exactly what the article discuss your treating his comment as one of a second class citizen. If he was a white LT. Police Officer you wouldn't even question the statictics!!!
Wee man

Hopatcong, NJ

#9 Jan 4, 2009
While there is probably no perfect replacement for a stable/supportive home environment, there is one place you can find help.
The Connecticut Department of Social Services. With an operating budget in 2006 of 4.5 BILLION DOLLARS.All they do is help those who need help.

--Health Programs,Income Support,Food and Nutrition,Shelter and housing, Rehab,Families w/children, Father Initiative Programs. The list goes on and on......

I work with the Bridgeport youth from foster families and the Juvenile Justice System and see first hand the problems and issues.When my students turn 18 years old, the State provides them with an apartment and FREE COLLEGE!
Yes FREE! All Paid!
There are no excuses any more.The only thing holding YOU back is YOU!
The Truth Hurts

Waterbury, CT

#10 Jan 4, 2009
BPT girl wrote:
This seems like another cry for racism.
Maybe if they stopped portraying black men on coke and having kids on welfare like on BET then maybe white people wouldn't be scared by us?
Maybe white people wouldn't see us on the media acting like bigots apes and they are being brainwashed.
Stop people like 50 cent and Lil wayne.
my mom is black and dad is white and he nevr took care of me
not jus black males
That's the media Love that portrays black in a negative light and BET is now owned by white corporate america! We all know the media is very evil and the truth and fact never come out only what they want betrayed on TV or in newspapers to make money. This is not a cry of rasism but factual events that occur everyday in society.
Your correct in stating that whitemen don't take care of there children either but it's never reported or nationally thrusted in to the media spot light the way they report on african american fathers/men that's how one sided this entire country is whe were just freed from slavery 149 years ago after being enslaved for over 400 years how long do you think it would take to reverse the effect of this horrible event not 149 years. Maybe if we were of white jews decent the we would be eliable for REPERATIONS and our own STATE but that not the case! I Love you Sister stay strong!
braveheart

Gower, MO

#11 Jan 4, 2009
it was all set up to beat a system that had no work for the poor and would punish those who got married by deducting aid and now it has become a way of life.
The Truth Hurts

Waterbury, CT

#12 Jan 4, 2009
Wee man wrote:
While there is probably no perfect replacement for a stable/supportive home environment, there is one place you can find help.
The Connecticut Department of Social Services. With an operating budget in 2006 of 4.5 BILLION DOLLARS.All they do is help those who need help.
--Health Programs,Income Support,Food and Nutrition,Shelter and housing, Rehab,Families w/children, Father Initiative Programs. The list goes on and on......
I work with the Bridgeport youth from foster families and the Juvenile Justice System and see first hand the problems and issues.When my students turn 18 years old, the State provides them with an apartment and FREE COLLEGE!
Yes FREE! All Paid!
There are no excuses any more.The only thing holding YOU back is YOU!
Sounds good but you mean I have to be poor and impoverished first and come from a foster home to get all these benefits from the state and other programs funded by the state. I need to be in trouble first to be helped! Open your eye while your at work and you will see no solid 2 parent house hold can get help from these programs!!
Peace on earth

Bethany, CT

#13 Jan 4, 2009
Obama is not the first black president
He is the first half black /half white president
Remember his mother was white and father was black that left him and his mother raised him
Peace on earth

Bethany, CT

#14 Jan 4, 2009
Obama is not the first black president
He is the first half black half white president his mother was white who raised him and his father was black who left him
The Truth Hurts

Waterbury, CT

#15 Jan 4, 2009
Peace on earth wrote:
Obama is not the first black president
He is the first half black half white president his mother was white who raised him and his father was black who left him
According to The Jim Crow Law one drop of black blood classifies you as Black!
Wee man

Hopatcong, NJ

#16 Jan 4, 2009
The Truth Hurts wrote:
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Sounds good but you mean I have to be poor and impoverished first and come from a foster home to get all these benefits from the state and other programs funded by the state. I need to be in trouble first to be helped! Open your eye while your at work and you will see no solid 2 parent house hold can get help from these programs!!
The answer is yes. Unfortunately if you are upper/middle class, you are on your own. Isn't that always the case?

The objective here is to take " at risk youth " while they are still young and develop them into productive, responsible adults so they do not become a burden to society
It is a lot more beneficial in the long run to provide assistance, education, and job training, than to place them in incarceration.
braveheart

Gower, MO

#17 Jan 4, 2009
Wee man wrote:
<quoted text>
The answer is yes. Unfortunately if you are upper/middle class, you are on your own. Isn't that always the case?
The objective here is to take " at risk youth " while they are still young and develop them into productive, responsible adults so they do not become a burden to society
It is a lot more beneficial in the long run to provide assistance, education, and job training, than to place them in incarceration.
>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>
the best way for people not to become a burden to society is to change the system and not to over populate.
Person of color

United States

#18 Jan 4, 2009
To The Truth Hurts, thank you for sharing such intelligent remarks. I usually get turned off by this forum because of the individual who makes ignorant comments on just about every article. Keep telling it like it is! Maybe you will help to pull others out of their ignorant state of mind.
thank a liberal

Yantic, CT

#19 Jan 4, 2009
>>>>>"We are called to recognize and honor how critical every father is," Obama said. But, "too many fathers also are missing -- missing from too many lives and too many homes."

The reason blacks are BEHIND the curve is a direct result of liberal programs sponsored by wealthy white politicians. They did not want blacks to progress, the idea behind programs like welfare and food stamps was to make them dependent on the liberals and also make them continue in a subservient role in society.

As for Obams quote, this s what conservatives, white, black and whatever have been saying for years. Yet they are branded as callous, racist and insensitive. However I do not hear these cries when Obama said them.

So now is the time for black to either move ahead on their own initiative or forever be banished to a life of poverty in the ghetto.
Beth Daponte

Yantic, CT

#20 Jan 4, 2009
BPT girl wrote:
This seems like another cry for racism.
Maybe if they stopped portraying black men on coke and having kids on welfare like on BET then maybe white people wouldn't be scared by us?
Maybe white people wouldn't see us on the media acting like bigots apes and they are being brainwashed.
Stop people like 50 cent and Lil wayne.
my mom is black and dad is white and he nevr took care of me
not jus black males
Its obvious you did not get much from your mother as your spelling and grammar are atrocious.

Take some remedial courses and Housatonic, et a career and support yourself.
White Folk America

Ronkonkoma, NY

#22 Jan 4, 2009
Oh here we go , this guy looking for charity , these blacks are never friggin happy ! TRU DAT !!
So True

Ronkonkoma, NY

#23 Jan 4, 2009
Stop having so many kids so you can stop asking for a hand out , thats a typical black family always asking for charity and never satisfied !
Goody Bassett

Washington, DC

#24 Jan 4, 2009
What are you, mildly retarded?
How can you actually believe much less write

..."They did not want blacks to progress, the idea behind programs like welfare and food stamps was to make them dependent on the liberals and also make them continue"

You think only black folk are on welfare?

You think social betterment programs pushed and prodded by minority groups were designed to fail?
thank a liberal wrote:
>>>>>"We are called to recognize and honor how critical every father is," Obama said. But, "too many fathers also are missing -- missing from too many lives and too many homes."
The reason blacks are BEHIND the curve is a direct result of liberal programs sponsored by wealthy white politicians. They did not want blacks to progress, the idea behind programs like welfare and food stamps was to make them dependent on the liberals and also make them continue in a subservient role in society.
As for Obams quote, this s what conservatives, white, black and whatever have been saying for years. Yet they are branded as callous, racist and insensitive. However I do not hear these cries when Obama said them.
So now is the time for black to either move ahead on their own initiative or forever be banished to a life of poverty in the ghetto.
Angry Citizen

Ronkonkoma, NY

#25 Jan 4, 2009
This guys been in the paper before , I swear this town should be called BLACKPORT , I agree with "SO TRUE" stop having or adopting kids you can't afford !!!!!!!

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