Originally Posted by bright eyed
Tex, i think the problem is that you seem to cast a broad net and cloud a whole race with some of the folks who are taking advantage...you could do that for every race - but i don't think every texan want's to be judged by Bush, or every white person judged by the uni-bomber... etc.
that is by definition stereotyping.
i understand it is easy to get jaded given your experiences and that of your sisters...especially because some people are so deeply entrenched in behaviors, psychology and expectations that are part of modern day american poverty - but it is a bit simplified to say race doesn't play a role - it does but of course is not the only piece of the pie. most people know there is a lot of BS that goes on in impoverished neighborhoods - but i don't think it's fair to say - "get over it" without seeing the whole picture...
Hmmm... I am posting bad comments as I am not being understood... but that happens at times....
What I am trying to say is that RACE and SLAVERY is not playing as much of an issue as POVERTY.... and the people in poverty have ways to get out of that situation... some take it, others don't....
I grew up in poverty... not bad poverty, but we were very very poor... My brother and sisters and I made something of ourselves and are now mostly middle class or upper middle... many of my classmates decided to scam the system.. it was not done so by race.. may whites did the same thing... so when someone is saying that slavery is what keeps the current group of blacks down I say BS... it is many other factors but slavery..
And when people say that they should be compensated for slavery, I again say BS... they were not slaves... and their parents were not slaves... and their grand parents were not slaves... is there racism... yes... is that a valid reason to have some programs, yes... slavery, no..
Also.. I am very proud of being a Texan... and also very proud of being an American... I wear shirts with Texas and American flags even when I go overseas... does that make me a racist
? and I find that almost everybody has racist tendencies in them... but nobody wants to admit it.. I will... but they are small in me compared to others that I know... and there are also blacks who hate whites (who seem to get a free ride... I hate hypocracy)...