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  •  I'm sorry, but even though you have a good point, (2+ / 0-)
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    Jon Says, a2nite

    I think it is off the mark. As an example, since when is poverty, race specific? Also, why is any poverty cycle, race specific? Nobody, no matter what they look like or live, just one day is born to live in poverty. We create poverty and we are all guilty of its existence. This is the real cycle of poverty you are evading by being race specific.

    Just my two cents.

    Poverty and Income Inequality isn't Democratic, Justice or American. It is Tyranny.

    by Wendys Wink on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:28:31 AM PST

    •  Black Poverty (3+ / 0-)

      Well, the book from which this is derived is about Black poverty, which is, in fact, disproportionate and race specific.  Most Black people are poor and nearly all wealthy people are White, a situation that is imposed by under-resourcing schools with predominately Black student bodies and mass incarceration based on disproportionate arrests of Black young men for drug offenses.

    •  That's a very naive comment (0+ / 0-)

      You're implying that minorities are responsible for their perpetual poverty while ignoring the decades governmental policies and business practices that put them there in the first place.  It's ignorant to say that race hasn't and doesn't play the lead role in this.

      The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing online commenters that they have anything to say.-- B.F.

      by lcj98 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 11:48:57 AM PST

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