Quote from banditrn
Black people have the intelligence and capabilities to do anything they want - I should know. But instead, too many of them listen to the two 'Reverends' and fall into the 'victim' mentality.
bandit, i understand that with a fierce determination, anyone is capable of digging themselves out of a hole.
i was wondering aloud, if perhaps poor white people would get more breaks, than poor black people.
there was recently a thread about being a nurse of color in the workplace.
it was through that thread that i came to understand that prejudice remains a fulminant force in this country.
so while marla was saying that if she can do it, then anyone can.
i'm not so sure.
and if anyone can, i still think it's going to be a heck of a lot more difficult for some.
i appreciate your concept of victim mentality.
i've always been in awe of people who have defined themselves and have touched the stars.
that any obstacle is only another challenge and one that can and will be conquered.
feeling apathetic is not the same as a victim mentality.
this social class needs their props.
they need programs, classes, funding, to support them in learning a trade.
this will provide them with the hope, vision and motivation that so many lack.
there are certainly enough loopholes and incentives in our system, that enables the rich to only attain more money.
why not do something productive for our society as a whole, and provide a foundation for those truly in need?
personally, i tire quickly of this "every man for himself" attitude.
it's time to come together.
dang, even many churches, who are known for their philanthropy, ultimately rake in the dough.
it would be nice to see us truly extend ourselves, as the brothers and sisters we are, w/o having ulterior motives or perceived gains.
my rose-tinted glasses, i think, are blinding me.