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I was never jealous of people on welfare, until today.

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invest in education.

sounds like the OP comes from the same socio-economic bracket and educational background as the woman from which he believed he is completely different.

i agree with education but thats broad. how specifically do you mean? because i do know that not always adding more funds equates to better education.

but that's why i'm asking to understand.

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i have said this for a long time too. the govt offers child credits and it stops at 18. that seems to only give to those that have kids. why not have the child credit but also say, if your kid graduates high school, here is X dollars of a bond? again, change the mindset or focus just a tad and in time, that elevates more from no high school diploma to at least having that and possibly increase earning potential.

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i think that's slowly changing tho. i like to use the designated driver as an example. the beer companies have done a great job of romanticizing/making being a DD cool. that has helped send drunk driving down in some ways.

it is all about marketing and packaging to our youth. if ad agencies can make a lizard cool or a gray beard dude who likes mexican beer, surely they can do it for education.

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Until you change the culture of young black Americans, you can't do poo about social inequality.

It's cool to be a gangster. It's not cool to be well-read.

I'd say 'the culture of the low socio-economic brackets' is a more accurate term. african-americans are over represented statistically here, which gives rise to that association, but it's an inaccurate one.

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needs a DD...oh wait..

I'm home beotches!

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not much mis-articulation going on here IMO, the OP made it pretty clear what he believes with terminology like "fat, worthless ass" and the assumption of drug use and dealing, and attempts to spell out jive talk with a feeble attempt to soften all the blows with a preemptive caveat.

you can't say 'this sounds racist' and then say something incredibly racist and expect not to be called on it. OP is an embarrassment.

I actually have more stories about ignorant, worthless, disgusting and disgraceful white people than I have complaints on other races. My rant was mainly fueled by knowing the amount of food I have in my home and then seeing how much that person had in theirs. It's hard not to call a fat person fat when you go to bed hungry most nights and see that their food supply is stocked to the brim.

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I see many issues with the welfare system, most prominently the image of it. I always believed there are people that truly need it, but the 10% or so (guessing) that uses it are actively abusing the system. That is what is giving welfare a bad name. Those few people that abuse the system.

Another problem with it is what someone else said earlier, when people note "I got mines." We're so individualistic as a society. We don't think too much about others, only when we project ourselves into their situation and say what they should do or could do differently. That's the mentality of America in a nutshell. Individuals. Thus, you see the fraud, abuse, and other things in the system.

I have no idea how to reform it, but it does need some changing, mainly gearing it towards waning people off of it. I don't have a problem with people using it as means to get by until their situation improves. However, something needs to be done so that we don't create dependency on the system.

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They're not overrepresented. The majority of poor people are rural, white families. But no one gives a fug about them, as is evidenced by this and the other 5 million threads about whitey keeping a brother down, so I'm not addressing them.

But sure, we'll address hillbillies. If you're a hillbilly, it's cool to work hard and drink moonshine, not read books. Until you change the culture of either group, you're not gonna do poo for the equality problem (though I disagree that such a problem exists in the first place).

The redneck and American gangster subcultures have too much appeal to be dropped anytime soon. Especially when a shitload of music and other products are targeted solely at glorifying these cultures.

I think Philly meant that Blacks are over represented % wise.

Also, the reluctance to change those subcultures isn't so much about music & other products as much as a whole lotta chicks dig bad boys.

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I have a sociology degree. you don't. I am more qualified to speak on this than YOU. But by all means continue.

hahahahaha

please explain to the class how you know what degrees i have and what degrees i do not have tia

also please explain why having a degree in sociology leaves you free from criticism when you post such "theories" as "poor AA mothers have more babies because they're hoping to win the genetic athlete lottery" or whatever the fug you were trying to say when, in actuality, fertility rates and poverty have a significant relationship across cultures and throughout centuries

Well, I just read the OP....it's clear to me that the OP is a bitter, bigoted, ignorant, fuck. There was more conclusion jumping and ridiculous, ignorant, assumption-based argument in that one post than any I have read on the huddle in a long time.

but can't you see? you're the racist! don't ask me to explain why; you'll have to talk to madhatter about that

Especially when a shitload of music and other products are targeted solely at glorifying these cultures.

the majority of rap consumers are white. rap music is marketed to white people.

see: escapism

stop: trying to talk about black culture

I think Philly meant that Blacks are over represented % wise.

this is incredibly obvious but remember who you're talking to here

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i literally grew up in a south african slum

hey let's all post things that can in no way be confirmed and are in no way relevant to whether or not rap music is to blame for the inordinate amount of black people living in poverty

ps: it's fuging hilarious that you just asked me in that other thread to go back to pointing out how dumb your posts are and then you instantly resort to "um my point is valid because i have interacted with some black people therefore SWEETHEART"

i mean let's take a look at this

you posted:

The redneck and American gangster subcultures have too much appeal to be dropped anytime soon. Especially when a shitload of music and other products are targeted solely at glorifying these cultures.

i posted:

the majority of rap consumers are white. rap music is marketed to white people.

see: escapism

stop: trying to talk about black culture

and you respond with:

I find it cute that someone as delusional and progressive as you thinks you're fit to comment on someone else's "street cred." But since you wanna go down this road, I'll bite. How many gang fights you seen, player? How many women have you seen get molested? Did police follow your school bus home much?

uh what? like i don't even know what this is supposed to be

anyway if the majority of rap consumers are pasty white suburbanites, why aren't we talking about the subculture of gang violence that binds the poor white man to poverty? even though like 26% of black people live in poverty, 9% of white people live in poverty, and white people buy more rap music than black people, truly it is rap music that is preventing progress within the black community because you see crime and poverty are actually just CULTURAL problems that they bring upon themselves and could not possibly have anything to do with systemic racism and classism

jesus fuging christ dude tell us all about your black friend some more please

e: also

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i love it when i can just quote this poo verbatim

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The only thing that surprises me.... people really buy music still?

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