The point is here in the US your grit and hand work determine your future, not your skin color. Employers want character and a dependable work ethic. Your skin color doesn’t come into the equation. Joy Reid says otherwise but she is the living embodiment and testament to how the US works…yet she endlessly parrots the only thing Democrats sells…racism is alive and well and you poor blacks have a target on your back. The “system” is racist.
It's impossible to intelligently reply to this comment, as at least six logical fallacies could be ascribed to it. Perhaps if you took lessons you might be able to render a logically consistent, coherent thought.
Drat my sensibilities - I do so hate to see a dumb animal suffer, so I will start you off with the first one: Appeal to authority, and just so you don't suffer - you would have us believe YOU are the authority.
Now you are claiming you didn't post this : "It's not legal, but I guarantee it happens." Seriously?
You claim to be an authority on this situation happening by issuing a non-sensical "guarantee", despite it being literally impossible for you to be all places at all times to establish anything. Also, lack of citation to any actual evidence backing your claim of racism in hiring practices.
Does faking it work when trying to impress the local MAGAt set or is this just a lame attempt at trying to come across as not at all aware to how oblivious to how neck deep in Dunning-Kruger you would seem to be if you didn't appear to be more of a parody of an obtuse clown desperately searching through his used snot rag to see if he could find the last remnants of necrotic semi-developed cellular material you sneezed out that should have been your brain except you never quite reached that stage of development before you were extruded out of someone's hind gut?
Red herring argument. You are correct in that personal responsibility is the key but when you start talking about "wealth distribution" you lose your footing. Nothing in life is equally distributed and to counter that position as your utopian ideal is nice...but that not grounded in reality as most people know it. It ALL comes down to personal grit and hard work. Simple as that. If you choose not to study or stay in school and expect to paid over your lifetime like those of us that have...that's 100% on you. You in a shitty minimum wage job that goes nowhere? That's on you. You may have unintentionally chose that path but unless YOU do something about it to create trajectory that is on YOU. There have been MANY, MANY, MANY stories of people overcoming their situations to achieve success. You deny that but that is reality. Crime rates? Same thing. More often than not, people fall into crime due to their lack of personal responsibility to delay gratification and work HARD to achieve real success. Period. You can ignore all the evidence you want to and pretend the "system" is racist but that means society is seriously infected with klan-like attitudes beneath the surface of historical institutions in the US. That is simply not true. The vast majority of people in the US today are not racists regardless of what MSNBC feeds you.
You couldn't be more wrong. You're talking about statistics of ALL people. If a GREAT DEAL of those people have opted to not exercise personal responsibilities then therefore, yes...the overall statistics would show a wide swing in success/failures. Has ZERO to do with skin color or "something external" as you put it. There are millions and millions and millions of white people who too live at the poverty line because they chose to not to do the work to thrive in society. There's nothing "external" going on there. THEY put themselves where they are at and THEY suffer the consequences. You either sink or swim. Simple as that. Ask Oprah.
Nobody is saying that success is impossible, only that there are issues that make it harder. Looking at success stories to prove that everything is fine with the system is like a hospital saying that their mortality rate being double that of any other hospital in the state should be ignored because they have examples of people who didn't die.
If you think a higher percentage of black people are making decisions that keep them in poverty generation after generation, how is that any different than thinking black people tend to be lazy? That argument tries to zoom in the conversation to the individual level so that people can ignore patterns. It attempts to mask stereotypes with 'personal responsibility'.
To be clear, I don't think you are lying about what you believe or that you are intentionally ignoring statistics. Its a hard thing to acknowledge.
JOY REID: DAUGHTER OF AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS, HARVARD EDUCATED AND BECAME THE FIRST BLACK WOMEN TO HOST A NIGHTLY TALK SHOW ON NATIONAL TV; IRONICALLY PREACHES THAT BLACK PEOPLE ARE VICTIMS OF SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE US
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