Poverty is American, not racial, problem

Poverty is American, not racial, problem

There are 143 comments on the Poughkeepsie Journal story from Apr 13, 2014, titled Poverty is American, not racial, problem. In it, Poughkeepsie Journal reports that:

Why does so much of our talk about race and poverty leave us Americans spinning our wheels? One big reason is etiquette.

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boo ya

Virginia Beach, VA

#75 Apr 16, 2014
Jubilant Sleep wrote:
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They have had hundreds of years of affirmative action programs..
Not according to foster.

No, he has them as victims of capitalism and racism themselves.......

So fellow leftists, which IS it?
lmao

Arlington, VA

#76 Apr 16, 2014
Jawga Boy wrote:
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There must be plenty of poverty and racism/tribalism in Africa.
Seems like this ol' racist US always has to keep them from starving.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YHYbT4M_myo/UZddSrh...
And lets not forget Haiti!
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images...
Next?
Inbreds are so brain dead. We don't have to go to Haiti or Ethiopia, let's keep it in house and go to Owsley County, Kentucky!

http://politicalblindspot.com/the-food-stamp-...
boo ya

Virginia Beach, VA

#77 Apr 16, 2014
lmao wrote:
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Inbreds are so brain dead. We don't have to go to Haiti or Ethiopia, let's keep it in house and go to Owsley County, Kentucky!
http://politicalblindspot.com/the-food-stamp-...
Looks like they could use some affirmative action!

For obviously, our capitalist system has disproportionally affected them!

Racism too!

They need to be a protected class!

It's only fair!
Sir William Ferrell

Ottumwa, IA

#81 Apr 17, 2014
Jose wrote:
<quoted text> We will be laughing long after you anglo fools are gone!! LOL!!!
Busy little Mexican meth tweaker tonight huh?

You'll never get a legitimate green card that way son.
lightzz

Washington, DC

#82 Apr 17, 2014
If blackz created broken english ... why are you so good at it Guezz Who ...

You say every one iz a idiot but you bring no conclusionz to the situation...

I believe that you are what they used to call a "Goof Ball" ... Back when the Native Americanz were fighting with the White American establishment there are were people just the same as on thiz site that would just say stupid stuff all the time to hype and keep conflict going ....

Lol back then Goof Ballz would shoot ant the white establishment and the Native Americanz making it seem as if they were alwayz fighting between each other for the sale of bullets and weaponz ....

I believe you come to the black sites because we are the only onez that will speak to you ... awhhh your so smart ... i bet your real emotional ... lol
Jawga Boy

Atlanta, GA

#83 Apr 17, 2014
boo ya wrote:
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So poor whites are also the victims of racism?
Funny, don't recall any push for THEIR affirmative action programs.......
Read and observe

http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-...

" A majority of the rioters were Irish, living in pestilential misery. The spark that ignited their grievances and those of other workingmen and women was the provision in the law that conscription could be avoided by payment of three hundred dollars, an enormous sum only the rich could afford. In a context of wartime inflation, black competition for jobs, and race prejudice among working people, particularly the Irish, New York’s blacks were chosen as scapegoats for long-accumulated grievances. Many innocent blacks were slain and their homes sacked. A Colored Orphan Asylum was razed. In this intersection of ethnic diversity, class antagonism, and racism lay the origins of the draft riots "
boo ya

Virginia Beach, VA

#85 Apr 18, 2014
Jawga Boy wrote:
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Read and observe
http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-...
" A majority of the rioters were Irish, living in pestilential misery. The spark that ignited their grievances and those of other workingmen and women was the provision in the law that conscription could be avoided by payment of three hundred dollars, an enormous sum only the rich could afford. In a context of wartime inflation, black competition for jobs, and race prejudice among working people, particularly the Irish, New York’s blacks were chosen as scapegoats for long-accumulated grievances. Many innocent blacks were slain and their homes sacked. A Colored Orphan Asylum was razed. In this intersection of ethnic diversity, class antagonism, and racism lay the origins of the draft riots "
All of this could have been avoided by playing some midnight basketball....that's what keeps the poor from violence, doncha know?
Johnny

Milwaukee, WI

#88 Apr 19, 2014
Jose wrote:
<quoted text> We will be laughing long after you anglo fools are gone!! LOL!!!
__________

The Anglos aren't going anywhere.
Johnny

Milwaukee, WI

#89 Apr 19, 2014
Guess Who wrote:
<quoted text>We need to redistrute you beaner azzes all over MEXIHOLE!!!! YOU DRAG OUR COUNTRY DOWN!!!! Go back to yours you miserable piece of MEZCAN CRAP!!!!
__________

You directed your above post to the poster who is going by the name of "Jose".

1965 till now.-------

The United States (US) non Hispanic White population has gone down in regards to percentage.

Because of this, Whiteness in this nation is being reconstituted.

Hispanics are becoming the "New Whites".

Which show this. Examples.-------

2000 census.------ Non Hispanic Whites were 63% of the US population.

2010 census.-------

It asked Hispanics what race they were. The very overwhelming majority of Hispanics listed their race as being White. Because of this, this boosted White-Americans population up to 72.7%.

Hispanics (Afro-Latinos included) are being elevated & advanced in this nation. AT THE EXPENSE OF African Americans (Descendants of black American slaves).

Which shows a very small aspect of this dynamic at work.-------

http://www.city-journal.org/2008/18_1_blacks_... .

Hispanics are viewed as being a racial buffer class. AGAINST African Americans (Descendants of black American slaves).

Hispanics (Afro-Latinos included) are being given "Honorary White Status" in the United States.
neutral observer

West Palm Beach, FL

#90 Apr 19, 2014
Poverty is a racial problem. Thanks to racist affirmative action programs the children of African American doctors and lawyers are given an unfair advantage over the children of folks who live in poverty.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Level 8

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#91 Apr 19, 2014
Also, poverty is global and not just American. Nearly everywhere there are a handful of privileged elites who own most everything, and large majority who have little or nothing.
The divide between the haves and have-nots is growing. Eventually, the poor will rise up.
xxxrayted

Berea, OH

#94 Apr 19, 2014
Savant wrote:
Also, poverty is global and not just American. Nearly everywhere there are a handful of privileged elites who own most everything, and large majority who have little or nothing.
The divide between the haves and have-nots is growing. Eventually, the poor will rise up.
Rise up and what, take property and money from the rich? Worldwide, this is known as theft.

What the have-nots could do is rise up and get a job. After all, the solution to poverty is money, and money can be earned by working for it.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Level 8

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#95 Apr 19, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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Rise up and what, take property and money from the rich? Worldwide, this is known as theft.
What the have-nots could do is rise up and get a job. After all, the solution to poverty is money, and money can be earned by working for it.
Actually, there has been a redistribution of wealth from the common people whose work produced it, to the parasitical corporate elite who expropriate it. THAT is theft.
The fact of the matter is that people are working more and harder than they did forty or fifty years ago, but are relatively POORER than they were forty or fifty years ago. Moreover, the great divide between the haves and have-nots is greater than before. And that divide continues to increase. Theft has already taken place. And the thieves are the plutocratic 1%.
Wealth must be restored to the common people who created it.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Level 8

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#96 Apr 19, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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Rise up and what, take property and money from the rich? Worldwide, this is known as theft.
What the have-nots could do is rise up and get a job. After all, the solution to poverty is money, and money can be earned by working for it.
By the way, most of the have nots already have jobs. So the usual right wing refrain "get a job" is either naïve or disingenuous.
As for those of the poor who do not have work, that is the fault of the system which creates unemployment.
notevenreal

Saltville, VA

#99 Apr 19, 2014
As a black Anyway i've had a fairly wealthy life lets see if I get richer or do I lose my wealth??

Actually even if I never get A job I'd still be richer than a lot of people in the country..
notevenreal

Saltville, VA

#100 Apr 19, 2014
All the money was legal too..
notevenreal

Saltville, VA

#101 Apr 19, 2014
people keep robbing me.. white people.. tricking me.. taking my money.. different ones.. even teaming up with other blacks to do it..
notevenreal

Saltville, VA

#102 Apr 19, 2014
I was gonna buy gifts for my cousins.. which Are white Anyway but then i have ran out of money After being robbed..
notevenreal

Saltville, VA

#103 Apr 19, 2014
is poverty A racial problem?? poverty is A dumbasses problem..
notevenreal

Saltville, VA

#104 Apr 19, 2014
but on the otherhand it's still racial because the white dumb idiot is safer And more financially stable than the black dumb idiot..

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