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The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    Did you read the entire article yourself before posting it?
     
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    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member

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    This is one more attempt to make this forum a protest site. The people incarcerated are there not because of skin color, but because they broke laws established by a civilized society. If you don't like, ctb, you can move, like to another country:thumbs:?!
     
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    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    Before spewing ignorant comments try reading the article.
     
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    Sorry I stopped reading after the article became yet another "All whites should take responsibility" for something that happened long before any of us where born.
     
  6. carpro

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    It's a choice.

    Commit less crime. Spend less time in jail.

    Anyone can do it.
     
  7. targus

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    Did you read it yourself?
     
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    This is the attitude of America. smh
     
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    Agreed. It was a waste of time to read further.
     
  10. Sapper Woody

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    I disagree.
     
  11. righteousdude2

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    And the court of public opinion does disagree with you on this one crabbytownboy! :tear:
     
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    Booker T. Washington (who once was a slave) would not be shaking his head:


    “notwithstanding the cruelty and moral wrong of slavery, the ten million Negroes inhabiting this country, who themselves or whose ancestors went through the school of American slavery, are in a stronger and more hopeful condition, materially, intellectually, morally, and religiously, than is true of an equal number of black people in any other portion of the globe.”
    ― Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery

    “The wisest among my race understand that agitations of social equality is the extremist folly, and that progress in the enjoyment of all privileges that will come to us must be the result of severe and constant struggle rather than of artificial forcing.”
    ― Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery

    "The individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race." Booker T. Washington

    "I have never had much patience with the multitudes of people who are always ready to explain why one cannot succeed. I have always had high regard for the man who could tell me how to succeed." Booker T. Washington
     
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    And what was the result of Washington's accommodation of White folk? W.E.B. DuBois wrote:


     
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    Excellent article CTB. The attitudes being expressed on this board are precisely the reason race relations are where they are today.

    Nothing short of selfishness and pride would keep anyone from acknowledging that the effects of 300+ years of economic and inhumane oppression have adversely affected Blacks in this country.

    These quotes are powerful and succinctly illustrate what is taking place as the result of centuries of economic and other social oppressions.

    It takes a very selfish heart to not acknowledge that the same legacy that has socially and economically privileged Whites to amass more wealth and position in this country( http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2015/03/26/the-racial-wealth-gap-why-a-typical-white-household-has-16-times-the-wealth-of-a-black-one/ ) has adversely affected Blacks.
     
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    That explains why blacks continue to commit genocide...on themselves.

    Got it.:thumbs:
     
  16. Zaac

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    Perhaps they continue to commit genocide because as their white oppressors have marginalized their lives and those of their ancestors, they have come to marginalize their own lives?

    People tell you and treat you like you're nothing and your life doesn't matter long enough, don't be surprised if some start to believe it.

    Think on it. :thumbs:
     
  17. targus

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    Psychobabble.
     
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    That should read, racist rants where ever your name is involved! :BangHead:
     
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    The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

    We don't persecute Catholics in this country.
     
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