[QUOTE]"The anger is real. It is powerful, and to simply wish it away, to condemn it without understanding its roots, only serves to widen the chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races."
- Barack Obama
[QUOTE]While I had been fishing my new black friend had been working as a prison psychologist in Missouri, and he was pursuing a higher degree in psychology. He was interested in my story, and after about an hour getting to know each other I asked him point blank why these Vietnamese refugees, with no money, friends, or knowledge of the language could be, within a generation, so successful. I also asked him why it was so difficult to convince young black men to abandon the streets and take advantage of the same kinds of opportunities that the Vietnamese had recently embraced.
His answer, only a few words, not only floored me but became sort of a razor that has allowed me ever since to slice through all of the rhetoric regarding race relations that Democrats shovel our way during election season:
"We're owed and they aren't."
In short, he concluded, "they're hungry and we think we're owed. It's crushing us, and as long as we think we're owed we're going nowhere."
[url=http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/03/obamas_anger.html] A good read [/url]
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[QUOTE=asuusa;2445483][url=http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/03/obamas_anger.html] A good read [/url][/QUOTE]
it's right on the point and more than ironic....any irony the majority of day workers (if not all) who line the streets in the hope of work are latino?? people who'll do anything to put a few bucks in their pocket to get ahead???
but hey- speaking as a typical white person it's probably easier to sit at home and have the government give you $60/day rather than get off your ass and work for $100/day....
Last edited by Come Back to NY; 03-21-2008 at 11:10 PM.