I was discussing the election results and why the GOP's inability to appeal to particular constituencies due to some positions that the GOP took which were unpopular with those constituancies is problematic long term. How can a society try to solve the problem of black poverty when merely pointing it out brings out the chorus of racist cries?
Furthermore liberals that try to limit school choice for inner city children stuck in awful schools are the real enemy of the inner city poor. Sacrificing those kids to protect their precious union benefits. Spare me the faux outrage.
Poverty Rate by Race/Ethnicity, states (2010-2011), U.S. (2011)
United States Percent 0% - 100%
Here is the breakdown of all people on wellfare:
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TS6CBT754MKNC4E90With regard to AFDC the figures are:
To break down these numbers, we look at how many Whites are in the population as a WHOLE. If Blacks make up less 14% of the population and are almost 40% of all receipients, then they represent about 2.5 times their actual population. Since Whites are over 50% of the total US pop., they represent less than their overall piece of the pie, population-wise. Hispanics are at least 15% of the general population, so they take only about as much as what their population represents. Why am I writing this? Because I am tired of the misrepresentations on this issue. I read so many on here claiming that more Whites are on welfare than Blacks (true, in terms of raw numbers), yet not accounting for the fact that there are over 4X as many Whites in this country than Blacks! In statistics, you cannot go by mere numbers. Only if the playing field is exactly equal, which is rarely is! This thread was started, not to be racist, but to keep it real. After all, there are some legitimate reasons for Blacks to be on welfare more than Whites. But the worst thing anyone can do is be in denial.
The republican party needs to separate religion from politics, until that happens it will never win. Also as Warfish astutely pointed out in a thread somewhere today it needs to rework its demographics somehow. In '08 BO took 99% of the black vote, 86% of the nonwhite/Hispanic vote, and 57% of the female vote, if the right does not somehow tap into those numbers it is doomed. Does that mean it also needs to become the party of entitlements? I don't think so, the next four years have to include some give and take, and the repubs need to take advantage of that.
All this being said, a "rich, white guy" cannot continue to be the face of the party, those days are over. The good news non whites will eventually become the cross bearers, and then things should even out...hope to be alive and viable when it happens.
Last edited by jetswin; 11-07-2012 at 10:00 PM.
That is far from the truth of the matter:
http://www.blackeconomicdevelopment....roper-context/Second, before we can talk about the disproportionate number of blacks on welfare, lets talk about the disproportional number of blacks living in poverty. According to a separate data, more that 46 million Americans live below the poverty line. Now, lets not get this confused, not every American who lives below the poverty line receives food stamps, nor does every person who receives food stamps lives below the poverty line. There are those among the working poor who are presently unable to ‘make the ends meet’ consistently.
However, among the 46 million people who are living in poverty, 11 million or 27.4% are black. Of the 11 million blacks that live below the poverty line, 51% live twice below the poverty line or earn less than $10,000 in annual income. Therefore, poor blacks are disproportionately the poorest of the poor.
The other part of this argument is that AA men have disproportional incarceration rates. If the man is removed from the family and the woman is not paid at the same rate as a man for the same work I think that even you would see that something dire could happen here.
Your arguments lack depth and are way out of context. If I were you I would educate myself on the issues. Maybe you would not have voted for the last two losers for POTUS.
President Obama is an African American Man. Do you realize how hard he worked to kick Romney's ass?
You can say what you like about Obama, but his father is African. Your bitterness is glaring. We won. get over it
Rigth, black crime is whiteys fault.which is just another Affirmative Action program for white male privilege.
Keep abdicating responsabillity, that seems to have worked for yoru commuity thus far.
Sounds just liek my own starting point. Oddly, I'm not in jail yet. Must be my rich white privlidge, right?Furthermore, the starting point for AA males is way below the poverty line and education is also at the low end of the spectrum.
And his Mother was white.You can say what you like about Obama, but his father is African.
making him bi-racial.
Like I said.
Facts Dawgg, facts. Try them sometimes.
Nothing to get over, I'm good either way.We won. get over it
Every time you guys write "AA"... I'm like, "what have the friggin' drunks done now!?!?"