my parents didnt go to college, my parents both work good jobs in different fields then i am in. i did not go to college, and i also have an extensive criminal record. none of my friends families are wealthy, of the 3 friends i really have, only 1 of their parents went to college. none of my friends went to college and they too have criminal records and we all have jobs that pay pretty well, but none of us had any of us had any passed down wealth.
it is unfortunately about laziness with A LOT of people in the welfare system. i have a pretty good job and so does my girlfriend but we are unfortunately in the hood. we are here because we had no idea about this area and it appears to be a nice place when nobody is outside. we dont move because it is extremely convenient to our jobs. i live in a 5 building rowhouse set. of the 5 families here, i am the one white person, my girl is black. my 4 other neighbors are all black. they are also unemployed. why are they unemployed? because they choose to be. they are all under the age of 40, all in good physical condition, and they all sit around and smoke weed and drink with each other every single day (its 1:00 a.m. on a wednesday and they are partying with each other right now BLASTING their music). why are they able to do this? because they are all on welfare. they all have multiple children, each woman has their baby's father living with them but dont report they are living with them, and they all sit around and do nothing because our government allows them. not really that they allow them, of course, but that they take zero action to really crack down on the sh*t that is going on.
also, if the numbers i used were including hispanics that makes your case even worse.... that would mean hispanics and whites combined make up damn near the amount of welfare recipients as blacks and combined they have almost 6x more people. but i truly dont believe those numbers include hispanics. those numbers account for 85% of america if you did the math.
if were gonna go by these numbers:
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it still comes down to this:
whites = 73% of america and makes up 36% of all welfare recipients.
blacks = 12% of america and makes up 22% of all welfare recipeints.
how can whites make up 3/4 of america but only 1/3 of all welfare recipients, while blacks make up 1/10 of america but makes up almost 1/4 of all welfare recipients...
clearly theres something more going on and it has nothing to do with a 200 year head start. you dont see hispanics and asians using that excuse...
Good for you. Again, there are rags to riches stories. The exception doesn't make the trend. You actually proved what I said. Your parents didn't go to college, so you didn't go to college and had an extensive criminal record. What your parents do, have a lot of effect on what you do a lot of times.
I'm not saying you can't overcome it, clearly you can. You and other people have proved it. It's just a lot harder starting from a disadvantage. Even harder when you have another disadvantage to go with it, your skin color.
Again, it's like you didn't read anything I said. Whites do not make up 73% of America. They make up 63%. That doesn't matter though. It's not who's on welfare, it's why they're on welfare. For some reason, you fail to accept the reality that slavery, reconstruction, and Jim Crow damaged black people greatly and it has yet to be fully repaired. It probably will never be fully repair because having Black skin is seen as a negative factor to the majority of Americans.
Nobody is saying being Black means you can't succeed. That's definitely not the case. Being Black does decrease your chances of succeeding, just based off race along. When you start to add other negative factors such as lack of educational resources, community, and single parent homes, the chances of succeeding decreases even more.
Why are a lot of black people in a situation where the odds are stacked against them even before they are born? I'm sure it's not because of 200+ years of laws that made it damn near impossible for a black person to overcome. I'm sure that's not it. It has to be because all of them are lazy.