Why is the prison full of slaves? Are they in prison for no fault of their own just because the color of their skin or are they in prison for some action of themselves. Is it because they are on probation and yes they do have weapons and drugs in the vehicle but they are being arrested because they are black. Being poor are not an excuse for crying discrimination. Why do you say that being black means that you are going to be poor. I started out poor with no job, no house, no money, but I joined the military which gave me the opportunity to save some money and go to college and better myself, Because of that I am able to provide for myself. Yes I had to move to another state and didn’t have anyone to help out but I did it and most poor people can do it themselves too. Yes I had to work 2 jobs one at McDonald’s and the other pumping gas and it was embarrassing but it was something I had to do to survive. Why can’t other people do it too instead of crying discrimination and expectation someone to help them out? What must we do to make sure people stay in school and graduate? Quitting school and getting pregnant when not married is the biggest way to being poor, but both are preventable but it happens the people say help me it. It’s not my fault; again if you look at the figures the greatest number of unwed births and school dropout are black. What about the crime and murder rate in Chicago. Why is it only happening in the black community? People say that if they lived in the white community then things will be better but I believe it’s not where you live but the people who live in a community. I also would like to know how long using affirmative action before everything is equal or is it something that must happen forever. At some point we must say that the tables have been turned enough and now there will be no discrimination either way.
Why they are in prison is largely irrelevant to the fact that they are slaves. They are being forced to work for profitable corporates for no pay, or only token pay, with no occupational health and safety rights. How they got there becomes relevent only if they would otherwise not be there. This could be true if parole is being denied to good workers, or non parole times are being lengthened, or longer sentences being set, in order to strengthen the supply of this free labor: there is some evidence that this may be happening.
You ask some good questions about why many people cannot drag themselves out of poverty by working hard in the way we do. I don’t know the answers but I do not assume that it is because they are worthless people who would be more useful as prison slaves.
If we start from the position that all children are innocent and deserving of a decent life; and that they have enormous potential to contribute to the prosperity of this country, then try to find out why that potential is not being captured, then we might be able to home in on the real problems and learn to overxome them.
Generalizing about the worthlessness of black people is never going to do it. it sounds bigoted and racist: because it is.
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