Skip to main content

View Diary: Paul Ryan says men in 'inner cities' aren't 'even thinking about working' (179 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  they could marry a rich Black woman (0+ / 0-)

    NOT all Blacks are poor:

    In 2000 1.6% of Blacks were upper class, 9.3% were upper middle class, 46.9% were middle class, 27.7% working class, and 14.5% were living in poverty.

    In 2011 1.6% Were Upper class, 9% were upper middle, 37% were middle class, 27% were working class, and 25.4% were living in poverty.

    black demographics dot com

    •  STOP OVER-FOCUSING ON POOR BLACKS (0+ / 0-)

        "We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular,"

      JL: WHY....is "in particular" being used to ONLY focus on African Americans?!
      His sentence also refers to other people....but he didn't articulate specifically to whom he was referring.
      However, why did Daily Kos and other liberal sites decide to ONLY focus on African Americans?!

      However, as a Black person...I've heard it before that "Blacks fail because of their culture."

      Well, if that's true, how is it that in 2000 1.6% of Blacks were upper class, 9.3% were upper middle class, 46.9% were middle class, 27.7% working class, and 14.5% were living in poverty?!

      In 2011 1.6% Were Upper class, 9% were upper middle, 37% were middle class, 27% were working class, and 25.4% were living in poverty?!  

      The White-owned media, both CONservative & liberal....as well as many college classes like social work programs, etc., OVER-FOCUSES(and that's in big bold 64pt font) on poor Blacks soooooooooooooooooo much....that anyone would assume that most of or nearly all of us are poor.

      Hence, I hope Daily Kos will start to present a more accurate portrayal of African Americans....perhaps other liberal sites will too.
      If you're going to focus on just one part of us, then that helps to fuel stereotypical thinking by your readers as well.

      If a more accurate picture of us is presented by liberal news outlets, then the CONservatives would have no choice but to follow suit....or be accused of being racist.

      http://blackdemographics.com/...

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site