After reading one of my comments I of course felt a post coming on. This person I am about to respond to is just like all the others that made the very reason why I went on hiatus. Too much stupidity in one place is a dangerous thing. So, let’s just jump right in and get this party started, shall we?
My new friend Stephen Conklin asks: “First of all, what do black people not have in this country that white people do? You are showing your racism right there.”
Really, I am showing my racism by pointing out that there is disparity between races? This is a real question? Well I guess some people really are clueless. OK Stephen I’ll bite. How about we just list it out with reference so that you will be happy to have it backed up. But then you can’t really complain.
- Wealth – The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009. (Boy, what is it now after this recession? Do you think it grew or shrank?)
I guess you really can’t argue with that one unless you are going to tell me that black people just don’t want wealth, so they go about trying to ensure they have none. Or there is a real system of inequality in this country. Hmmm?
- Jobs – Blacks are unemployed right now at a rate of twice that of whites. Black unemployment surged to 16.7% in August, its highest level since 1984, while the unemployment rate for whites fell slightly to 8%, the Labor Department reported. Black unemployment has been roughly double that of whites since the government started tracking the figures in 1972
And I guess you are going to say that black people just don’t want to work. But somehow they want to complain about unemployment for blacks. Hmm, doesn’t make sense, because if we didn’t want to work, we would all be happy about the numbers of unemployed blacks versus whites and then ask why more aren’t unemployed. Or can we look at the study by Devah Pager which showed that black men with NO criminal record and a 4 year college degree got far less job offers than white men with a felony record. Stephen, how do we explain this? Is it *GASP* disparity? Is it something that white men have – the fallacy that they are somehow better than black men, even when they have a criminal record? OH MY, what exactly could this study be showing us? Who knows right?
But people such as you will deny that this has anything to do with racism, it is just a side effect of something else. Why don’t you enlighten us as to why black unemployment is always double white unemployment? Because if blacks have everything whites have and every opportunity whites have then we should have similar unemployment rates. So what is the problem here? Lazy blacks, illegal immigrants taking black jobs or maybe it is just another example of how blacks are the last hired and the first fired as most blacks in the workforce already know.
- Home ownership – Home ownership rates for African Americans is 48% (compared to 75% for Whites) according to newly released U.S. Census data from 2009. (Boy, I wonder what those rates are since this recession. Stephen, they sure as hell didn’t get better after 2009, you think?)
Now why is this? It can’t be that blacks just decided, “Hey, we don’t want houses or a way to build wealth for our families.” In fact we don’t want houses or jobs. That’s it right Stephen? Or maybe the redlining, racist lending practices and last hired, first fired is making a showing in the housing market as well. But of course this doesn’t mean that white people have something black people don’t have. This just means that blacks don’t have stuff white people DO have. LOL.
- Education – According to The Maynard Institute more than 25 years after Brown v. Board of Education integrated the public schools, schools remain segregated. Studies establish that segregation perpetuates racial inequality. Teachers assigned to minority schools are more likely to be inexperienced or teaching outside their fields of expertise. Schools serving minority communities receive less financing and fewer schools are constructed in minority communities. Black and brown children are disciplined more harshly and frequently for the same offenses as white children.
But back to the REAL world, WHY is it that I have to consistently implore you to do a little research before coming to my blog and talking crap? Second time you haven’t listened and again the second time you look like an idiot. And yes, I called you a name. It is how we label someone when they are behaving in a manner that calls for their behavior to be explained to many people.
If you feel that my calling you what you come here and showing me you must be, then by all means don’t come here. I didn’t come to you and call you a name, you came here and acted in a fashion that warranted a name. If it talks like a moron, writes like a moron and thinks like a moron, then the chances are overwhelming that it IS a moron. Sorry.
Good luck next time. But, again, do some research before bringing your tripe. I don’t like stupidity for the sake of stupidity. Oh, and I will answer the rest of your tripe in due time.
YOUR IT STEPHEN: PROVE THAT BLACKS HAVE EVERYTHING WHITES DO?