Martin Luther King's famous speech discussed the deplorable fact that after a hundred years of legal freedom, "the negro is still not free". That was more than 50 years ago today. Police brutality, uneven judgement, ...[SNIP]........milar situation to what white poor workers do, and would do better to join them in the fight to improve conditions for the poor everywhere in America. But that will not happen, because people who define themselves as...
Well stated. There are people here who are trying to dissect what I posted to figure out what type of racist I am but the truth is that I am not racist. I would rather see racism and discrimination in general addressed for the real problem that it is. It should be about a change in people's attitudes towards other people. It should be about respecting everyone's right to be here. It should be about removing negative perceptions passed down through generations, religious doctrines, and in society. It should not be about giving assistance based on ethnicity but rather based on need.I think 20 or so years of Sissyl's police force training would really go far in turning the system around because the longer the training goes on the more of the older, stuck-in-their-ways cops retire or move on. Would it be perfect? No, nothing is. But it would help a lot. I think that removing police records from a huge amount of minorities, through less profiling and perhaps decriminalization of a certain plant which is where a majority of the arrests come from, will go a long way to elevating minorities job options also.
You want to help the poor, then help them. Just tossing money at the poor isn't a way to help them though. Give a man a fish is what that is.
We need to teach people to fish.