Quote from the_cardfather
I've explored childcare as a way to attempt meaningful reform, but the financial cost is very high indeed. The idea is that if single moms had safe affordable childcare they could get the training they needed, and get a better paying job that would reduce the demands on the whole family to simply maintain.
Quote from slipknot72102hold up what? So your blaming white people for the influence that rappers have on black people? Maybe if society didn't allow the kind of crap(the negative stuff fyi) to get into their child's heads then this would not happen. I am a parent and I am not constantly putting anything negative into my children's heads. Some of the stuff I listen too might be too much for a child to understand, but I don't listen to it around them just like I don't watch dirty movies around them. Parents need to set up and stop blaming outside influences most of which the can control.
Also AA doesn't fix these problems it actually just compounds them by causing racial tension.
Quote from slipknot72102the problem with this is rap and hip hop are a big part of this. All of this thug life and bs and the media has just been fanning the flames. Not all of this is their fault, but a lot is. I am a poor white american, and my situation is partially my fault, and partially not, but I don't go running around in a gang knocking up 16 year olds and thinking my life style is cool.
Plenty of African-Americans are doing just as well as white people. I mean look in professional sports. I was watching sports center the other day and the anchors were wondering when the next white prodigy was going to come around because we have had so many African American superstars and no White-American superstars.(in NBA) Sports has bridged this gap now if society and the media will just give up on racism we can all more forward. It is sad that rap music has created this stereotype and people feel that they gotta live it out.
Quote from bLatchI'm guessing you haven't actually read the ADL's reasons fro opposing this have you? because they would oppose this too, and for the same reasons.
and those reasons DO make sense. They aren't saying the muslims should be prohibited from doing it. They are asking the muslims to be respectful and not do it. Its just like when there was a group of Nun's who wanted to make a convent at Auschwiez to honor the dead, but the ADL asked them not to out of respect.
This, on the other hand, is totally different. Timothy Mcveigh was a bomber who happened to claim christianity. None of his actions were credited to his faith (AFAIK) nor was he driven to them by his faith. The 9/11 attackers weren't attacking the US for some other reason and just happened to be muslim. They attacked the US specifically because of their faith.