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Optimism of whites in US lags blacks by big margin

There are 2745 comments on the Log Cabin Democrat story from Aug 1, 2013, titled Optimism of whites in US lags blacks by big margin. In it, Log Cabin Democrat reports that:

Americans' attitudes about their economic future are sharply divided by race, with whites significantly less likely than blacks or Hispanics to think they can improve their own standard of living.

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“THE LEFT IS ATTEMPTING A COUP”

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#807 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I'm looking at the here & now. I see a greater percentage of blacks & other minorities still in poverty than their white counter parts. I see a greater percentage of blacks & other minorities still without high school degrees. I see a greater percentage of blacks & other minorities still without a college education. I see a greater percentage of blacks & other minorities still behind bars. I see a greater percentage of blacks & other minorities still working minimum wage jobs. And I see a lesser percentage of blacks & other minorities as CEOs and other positions of power.
We've still got a LOOOONG way to go.
The black community has two big enemies:
1) themselves
2) the blacks that vote and support the Democrat Party.

Change those two problems and you WILL see progress.

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#808 Aug 7, 2013
incredulous wrote:
<quoted text>Mental damage? This kind of outrageous thinking is the very reason you and like minded whiners will NEVER get ahead. Blacks have been given preferential treatment in every aspect of life for decades and that is still not enough? We have now recently learned that schools will look the other way when black youth commit crimes. All this special treatment AA's have received has only made some of you more demanding which is why you think you are 'owed' something because you are black. Women have been enslaved far longer but do we cry for reparations? Women were sold off as property in the 1900's for financial gain and power. It's time you quit complaining and do something productive.
First off, women can stay home and collect their husband's paycheck, receive govt. assistance that men cannot receive, get real 'PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT'. Not to mention once she get's married, she's practically set for life. If her husband leaves her, she collects alimony, will more than likely get the property and vehicles, collect child support if there are kids, and then the govt. will step in and help her. So don't tell me anything about women being abused and not receiving any type of compensation. The U.S. is gradually becoming a feminized country everyday.

Turning a blind eye to blacks who commit crime is not preferential treatment. And since blacks commit most crimes against other blacks, it's merely enabling a cycle of crime to continue.

No, if we wanted to level the playing fields, then the homestead act should be reinstated for blacks, our home equity loans should be brought down just like it was for whites, or maybe blacks should receive what the govt. agreed to give us. And don't tell me blacks don't deserve it because we weren't alive doing those times, because Native Americans who own casinos today weren't alive either, yet they have been compensated.
neutral observer

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#809 Aug 7, 2013
HaHa wrote:
<quoted text>it has been said that we gave the Afro Community reparations that our economy would benefit because that money would be spent the money it got in their hands. Car sales would go up, of course alcohol and chicken. The only negative would be increased drug sales but the drug dealers too would end up with nicer cars and more booze.
Most European Americans are the children of post Civil War era immigrants. Most African Americans are the direct descendants of plantation owners.

Perhaps they should pay reparations to themselves?
neutral observer

West Palm Beach, FL

#810 Aug 7, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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It depends on what you spend my money on. For example, if you give your teenager a credit card and see he rang up $2000 worth of charges you might be unhappy. You might assume he bought clothes he didn't need, or too much partying. When you find out he paid for the first semester of college, and is getting a scholarship next week to pay off the balance of the credit card you might change your mind.

So now, you have three teenagers. The first runs up massive charges on partying, and you end up paying. The second runs up massive charges on partying, and your payments are exceedingly high. You might be foaming at the mouth. The third teenager, parties some, but also is looking for a job to pay off the debt. You find out that most of the charges for the third teen was to prepare for job interviews; and going on those interviews. You might scream less about the third child. Screaming about how much you have to pay, and blaming the third child alone is unreasonable.

So... Do you tell the third child to not go on job interviews?
?????

It is never a good idea to max out all your credit cards.

Spending untold trillions of dollars which you do not have and endlessly borrowing from communist China and the Saudi monarchy to keep up interest payments is not a wise fiscal policy. Does not matter your party affiliation.

If that kind of money were in the private sector we would have full employment.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#811 Aug 7, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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Two of the most destructive forces in the black community:
1) the black community themselves
2) blacks that support/vote for the Democrat party
Break those two issues and you WILL see improvements!
Nope, can't agree with that assessment at all. That sounds more like blaming the woman for her own rape.

“THE LEFT IS ATTEMPTING A COUP”

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#812 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Nope, can't agree with that assessment at all. That sounds more like blaming the woman for her own rape.
Who brought slavery, racism, segregation, eugenics, Jim Crow laws, Poll taxes, KKK to the black community? It was not Republicans! DEMOCRATS brought them in chains and kept them in chains!
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#813 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I'm looking at the here & now. I see a greater percentage of blacks & other minorities still in poverty than their white counter parts. I see a greater percentage of blacks & other minorities still without high school degrees. I see a greater percentage of blacks & other minorities still without a college education. I see a greater percentage of blacks & other minorities still behind bars. I see a greater percentage of blacks & other minorities still working minimum wage jobs. And I see a lesser percentage of blacks & other minorities as CEOs and other positions of power.
We've still got a LOOOONG way to go.
If that stupid fatso Rachel Jantel/Trayvon Martin's girlfriend can be offered a scholarship to a college when she can't even write,read or talk......then there isn't much to say.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#814 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Nope, can't agree with that assessment at all. That sounds more like blaming the woman for her own rape.
I see....the dems are raping the blacks but the blame shouldn't fall on the blacks for allowing this to happen?
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#815 Aug 7, 2013
Center-Left Conservative wrote:
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The comments alone by some who post on here show that Blacks are not competing on an equal playing field. This nation as a whole has come a long way but we still have such a long way to go. I cringe every time I see someone from the right post hateful comments towards Blacks because I know that all they are doing is further alienating Republicans and making it that much harder to win elections going forward.
.....and you don't cringe when libs make their hideous statements as well? What someone says here is from that person alone. You can not generalize and suggest a hateful comment represents the ideals of any particular party. It makes you as much as a bigot as the person who makes hateful comments. For all you know, a lib wants to disparage a conservative by making outrageous comments. Blacks are competing on a very even playing field and in many cases....they have a clear advantage because they are black. There is NO excuse anymore.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#816 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Too stupid?
No, only a racist would claim that to be the case.
They are however still suffering from the effects of 200+ years of generational wealth theft and institutionalized discrimination.
You don't correct that with just a couple of decades of half-hearted affirmative action programs.
This took generations to occur, and will take generations more to correct.
Wow, there is no end to your ignorance and bigotry.

Absolutely people are STUPID for going through a drive through for a meal and it's not about race. Why would you think such a ridiculous thing?

I have to wonder how people from every other race and religion manage to overcome and thrive very soon after their liberation.

Affirmative Action has been pervasive and impacts every facet of life in this country. For decades less qualified blacks were chosen over more qualified whites and that is a FACT. There is nothing racist about it.

It's been generations and it's time to take the teat away once and for good.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#817 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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".....blacks apparently do not want to better their education....."
Spoken like a true racist.....
You have not had very much experience in inner city schools, have you? Apparently......you're not particularly bright yourself.
incredulous

Carmel, IN

#818 Aug 7, 2013
DerekJ wrote:
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According to www.statisticbrain.com/fast-food-statistics/ about 72% of Americans eat that at varying levels of frequency.
Stats should not be an excuse for ignorance. The industry funds quite a few studies in order to bamboozle the gullible.

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#819 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>Nope, neither is true except to a racist such as yourself.
Denial.

Since: Dec 12

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#820 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>I've never attempted to use citizenship to justify my position in a discussion, so I have no need to prove my citizenship.

On the other hand, you DID attempt to use your so-called being "passed over" to justify your position in a discussion.

So it's appropriate that we ask to see your proof, since the evidence isn't publicly available on other sources such as google.
Irrelevant. Post your proof if you can.

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#821 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, if you didn't want me to call you a racist, then you shouldn't have asked me to call you a racist.

Make up your racist mind already.....
I don't give a rat's ass what you call me. Lol. You must not have much of a life if such juvenile banter amuses you.

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#822 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>No, you have simply repeatedly posted a statistical anomaly which has been explained numerous times.

You have offered NO proof whatsoever that race is a factor in determining whether you will be on welfare or in prison or a single mother.
Same ole same ole. Get some new material.

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#823 Aug 7, 2013
incredulous wrote:
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What someone says here is from that person alone. You cannot generalize and suggest a hateful comment represents the ideals of any particular party.
The truth is that the bigoted comments that you tea-baggers post on here about Blacks and Latinos are but a small sample of the larger sentiments that represent the republican Party as a whole. You never see another right-winger chastise his fellow brethren for posting some of the most disgusting racist comments about President Obama or the Black community. No my little bigoted tea-bagging friend, that fully represents you and the political Party you identify with.
incredulous wrote:
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Blacks are competing on a very even playing field and in many cases....they have a clear advantage because they are black. There is NO excuse anymore.
How about this: we’ll let you know when we feel as though the playing field is even… until then we’ll keep all the programs in place to help minorities deal with ignorant bigots like you.

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#824 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>And yet you keep drawing the wrong conclusion- i.e. that your race will determine whether you are on welfare or in prison or become a single mom.....

Just like a good racist would.
I never said your race will determine those things. I have pointed out that a larger percentage of blacks do than other races. That is not the same thing. But then you know that don't you? You just hope those on the fence about this subject, do not. So you repeat your circle of propaganda in hopes of fooling a few more. You should really give the readers more credit.

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#825 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>The same reasons poor uneducated whites & Hispanics don't get and education, then a job, and support themselves.

And there is of course the continued racism which poor blacks are STILL subjected to by people like yourself, not to mention the fact that you don't correct for HUNDREDS of years of discrimination and generational wealth theft in just a couple of decades.

STILL doesn't change that fact that POVERTY rather than RACE is the factor which determines whether you qualify for welfare, which is why there are whites & Hispanics & Asians etc on welfare also.
You keep avoiding the special treatment for blacks pertaining to obtaining education. Why will you not address that?

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#826 Aug 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>No need to answer; that bit of over-the-top racism stands alone.

You probably believe blacks buy a lot more watermelon and fried chicken than white too.
You just confirmed that you do not know the answer, because the answer is not even remotely racist!
Typical liberal!

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