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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.

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maybe treat the issue right where it lies for the person. for example, lets say one person is getting food stamps etc but does NOT have a high school degree. ok. so you go hey look man, while you are on food stamps, if you go and get your GED, we will extend by 6 months OR give a bump weekly for 6 months. something to meet him where he is at. at least get him up a notch to where he now has his GED.

i still say offer small payment plans to cover a part of the food stamps you got. to me that's better than say you will remove part of their SS when they get old.

simple incentives or allocation of funds can do some great good.

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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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