Why Are We Still Poor?

The Atlanta Urinal and Constipation somehow let this little nugget slip through in one of their articles about the protests riots. Some young black dude said the following:

“This city has been run by black people my entire life. Why are we still poor?”

Maybe it’s because it’s been the wrong black people. Your elected officials are not there to make things better for you. They’re there to make things better for themselves. They are the useful idiots of the Dimocrat Party. The Dimocrat Party wants to keep you poor uneducated, and dependent upon the gummint. The gummint schools no longer exist to educate but to brainwash and to be a jobs program for teachers. The teachers unions couldn’t care less if you get educated.

Now let me ask you a few questions young black male.

Were you raised by a single mother?

Do you know who your father is?

Did he help raise you or was he a sperm donor?

Was your mother a teenager when she started having children?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, that’s why you’re still poor. The biggest cause of poverty in this country is people having children out of wedlock that they can’t afford. The illegitimacy rate in the African community is 75%. Three quarters of African children are born out of wedlock. Most of them are raised by single mothers who started having children when they were teenagers. Their mothers did the same thing.

Now some more questions.

Did you graduate from high school?

Can you read, write, and speak standard American English?

Have you ever held a job?

If you answered no to any of those questions that’s why you’re still poor. You can’t expect black politicians to help you. You need to help yourself by getting an education and developing a work ethic. Unfortunately, you were prolly told that doing well in school was “acting white”. Well maybe if you acted white, you could get some of that white privilege I keep hearing about.

At IBM, I worked with a man who was the son of a Mississippi sharecropper. He joined the Air Force and learned electronics. He got a job with IBM. I met him when we were both mainframe instructors. He had gotten rid of his Mississippi accent. He dressed well. I guess he “acted white”. He was also paid well and eventually became a manager.

IBM used to have an outreach program where employees would speak at local schools. This man would come back from speaking at a local school and be really depressed. He told me that there he was reaching out a hand to try and pull people up and they wanted to pull him down. They thought he was a sellout, an Uncle Tom.

That my young black male is why you’re still poor.

Are you in a gang?

Are your role models rappers, athletes, pimps, and drug dealers?

If you answered yes, that’s why you’re still poor.

All my life we’ve been trying to help our Africans. We integrated schools so they could get the same education as white kids. We gave them job preferences with affirmative action, now renamed Diversity (All Hail Diversity!) We lowered standards so they could get into colleges. And, of course, we have supported them with housing, welfare, and food stamps.

But it’s never enough is it? They commit the majority of crime but somehow it’s our fault. They destroy their neighborhoods with their rioting and looting and then complain about food deserts.

Now they want reparations for sumpin’ that happened 160 years ago.

I got news for you. We are paying reparations with the housing, welfare, and food stamps. Then there’s the cost of rebuilding the neighborhoods you destroy on a regular basis when you riot.

I’m sick of you blaming me because you’re poor. It ain’t my fault and I’m sick of your whining and your crime and your riots. You can succeed if you get off your ass and take responsibility for your actions. As someone once said, “Turn your hat around, pull up your pants, and get a job.” It can be done. I worked with enough black people at IBM.

As for the Black Lives Matter bullshit, more whites are killed by Africans than the other way around. When it comes to interracial crime, Africans are the kings. Check out this chart.

Click to enlarge.

I am so sick of this bullshit!

21 comments on “Why Are We Still Poor?

  1. It’s hard to argue those points. How do we change things though. Racism is alive and well in America. People will always have a prejudice, how do we not let that have an effect on us.

    How does the inner city culture change. How do we treat humans like humans all the time.

    • You ask, “How do we change things though?” Read Denny’s monologue again ….. he answered your question.

    • How do we stop prejudice? By not giving the world examples to pre-judge by.

      You ask how we change the inner city culture. The better question is when are they, the inner city culture, going to act like adults and human beings and take personal responsibility?

      Now, here’s the thing. I was raised to not see color or texture but to see people. Whether it’s a Pacific Islander who liked life under the Japs better than under the US, or Mexican Americans who speak Mexican Spanish in a little railroad town in the desert, or whatever. They, growing up, all look liked people to me.

      But, surprisingly to me, when I went into sections of town I was discriminated against, called horrid names, refused service, treated like a lesser being, because I was white and they weren’t.

      That, that has to stop. Want to be treated like a normal person? Stop discriminating and hating on people who look different and act different than you.

      Else, we, the rest of this nation and this world, will treat the thugs and inner city as the retarded children they seem to be. No. Sorry. I know retarded children that are far more human and accepting than these… creatures.

      Until they – the vast unwashed idiotic racist prejudiced evil things – start acting like humans and accept responsibility, they will never ever ever be treated as equals.

      We are tired of holding out our hands in acceptance only to pull back a bloody stump. We will accept them as equals only when they act like equals. We will be their friends when they show they can be trusted. Only then.

      Seriously. Until they are ready to be adults, we will turn our backs to them, for our protection, for the safety of our families and our culture and our nation.

      • Back in the 1960’s and 1970’s I would here “You’re prejudiced.”, an accusation of judging too soon, but allowing for the validity of judgment after you examined the person more thoroughly. Today, it’s “You’re racist.”, an accusation that disallows even judgment.

  2. I refuse to talk to anyone about “race”. Why? The Holy Bible uses the word “race” only in the context of “running the race to sanctification for Christ”. What I will say doesn’t require the use of the word “race”. Another person has the human right to demand that I not like/dislike/judge them by anything they could not choose and cannot change. At the same time, I have the human right to demand my freedom to like/dislike/judge anyone by anything they chose and can change.

  3. I like that – if you want white privilege then act white.

    Unfortunately, by your graph it looks like acting white gets you mugged a lot.

  4. Denny….Bravo, excellent & right on target.When I graduated from a Technical high school way back in 1959, I was accepted into a formal Apprenticeship……4 years 8000 hours with required night school classes in related subjects.
    Man I was on top of the world with just one catch……..I had to wait until the the local recession was over before I could start on that apprenticeship..
    Dad said son you need a job now so he talked with a neighborhood friend who hired me on his Construction crew to be used where ever needed including being a go-fer.
    The first day , they paired me with a black dude named Willy from Detroit to dig ditch`s , lay pipe & follow his instructions. Being young& stupid I decided to out work Willy……..My education began, at the end of the day I was pretty well used up & Willy said you gave it a good try boy but tomorrow you won`t be worth a damn! How true that was but Willy said now we are going to teach you how to work, how to be a team player & a friend of mine. This was a real education of life & one I have never forgotten.
    I found out Willy was 40+ years old , he was originally from Mississippi & could barely rad or right but what he was proud of was the education his children were receiving back in Detroit. He sent his paycheck home every payday to his wife who made sure the children got a solid education …..all eight of them eventually graduated from college.
    Does hard work & a good education work ? Damn right it does Willy figured it out.
    Anyway my apprenticeship finally came through, Willy congratulated me & I thanked him for being the friend & mentor I really needed.
    After several years my former Construction crew boss came to my home to tell me Willy had died recently……..I cried,had I known at the time when he passed I would have driven to Detroit for his funeral.
    I think of Willy from time to time & I marvel at his success in life to work hard, take care of his family & to provide them with the tools to be a success themselves.
    Rest in peace Willy,you were my friend & I damn sure learned a lot about life`s responsibilities from you.

    • You got it, dud. Willy was a man who just happened to be black. If you’d been dumb enough to refuse to learn from and befriend him ’cause of his skin it would’ve proved you to be unworthy of his friendship. Instead, you turned out the be as good a man as he.
      Thanks for the story.

  5. Did you note in Denny’s post “At IBM, I worked with a man who was the son of a Mississippi sharecropper…we were both mainframe instructors.” The terms “with a man” and “we were both” are both racially neutral, and expressing equality. That is what comes out of the mouth of a United States Navy defender of our United States and its flag. Denny does all of us fellow Americans proud.

  6. Graduate.
    Get a job.
    Get married.
    Have children.

    Do these out of order, and it makes it nearly impossible to get ahead.

    • Dave Ramsey gets bashed by recommending marriage over shack-up. So, he read a study wherein people who graduate high school, marry, and have children only within the marriage, in that order, have a 97% probability of living above the poverty line.

  7. Thanks, Denny. You’ve post variations of this over the years and they always make sense. When my father retired from the Post Office Department in ’65, with 4 of us kids in the house we’d have qualified for the Food Stamp program that was gettin’ started. Never occurred to my parents. A man has a family and he takes care of ’em. He was also payin’ alimony and child support to his ex-wife, even when my step-brother came to live with us ’cause his mother couldn’t handle a teenager with no father in the house.
    I ain’t a millionaire but I live comfortably, thanks to knowin’ the difference between needs and wants, and in about 3 weeks will celebrate our 49th anniversary. The love of a good woman goes a long way towards helpin’ to have a good life.

  8. You are poor when you are not grateful. You are poor when you do not earn your way but expect someone to help you. You are poor if you refuse to better yourself and instead demand the same compensation for doing little or nothing when someone else has labored hard and long to achieve their goals.

    Gratitude is the first step to recovering from poverty. If you do not appreciate what you have how will you ever respect accomplishment of others or even yourself. Without self respect there will be no growth or equality.

    It is not the leadership that fails the people directly. It is the systems they create. When little Johnny gets a passing grade when he should not, you destroy reality and by doing so create artificial expectations that are prone to inflation.

    There are plenty of impoverished white people in this nation too. Some of them are no different than their black counterparts in that they have been taught to resent success and those who attain it. Then there are the few who see that hard work, consistent efforts in education and patience can and will pay off.

    All too often in these times, the value of hard work is being denigrated as being too ‘menial’ and in the process a valuable lesson is lost. In all of this the one missing ingredient is honesty. Any black or white who is jealous will not honestly admit their own contributions to their poverty. To do so would be to reveal the real cause of their personal failures: Their lack of gratitude and hard work.

  9. We just can’t face the truth, so we keep getting it wrong. One of the biggest failures was teaching diversity. Instead of teaching how we are different, why are we not teaching how we are the same. Below the skin and facial features we have the same needs, desires, feelings about family. We all feel pain, disappointment, and joy. The more people realize that the other guy is just like us, the better we get along. This has been the lesson of history, and we still have not learned.

  10. Amen. With the exception of a couple of words I have shared these same thoughts. We do our children no good if we do not teach them how to accept responsibility for our own actions.

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