Blacks' Wealth 20 Times Less Than Whites in U.S.A.

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Blacks' Wealth 20 Times Less Than Whites in U.S.A.
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 10:25pm

I heard all over the news today that the average household wealth for blacks is about $5,300 and for whites it is around $113,500. This is the highest wealth difference between blacks and whites ever. Is it time to increase affirmative action programs for blacks?

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Registered: 11-13-2009
He also never expected me to flat-out him over and over. We had a short talk after we got to my home, and he absolutely admitted to being racist, saying he grew up in New Mexico where there aren't any blacks. It's not the first time I heard that from somebody from New Mexico. Like that makes it ok... sheesh.

 

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Registered: 05-03-2011
I'm sorry that happened to you. I guess I'm lucky (and the parents/children as well) that the huge school district that I worked for didn't do that to parents or children.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
I agree. I don't have time to do a search, but there's got to be lawsuits against schools for practicing medicine without a license.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
We got lucky, too, that the bozo and his family who lived next door defaulted and lost their home. I couldn't even bring myself to feel sorry for them because they were such bad neighbors. Now, all my neighbors are fantastic.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
That's so weird. I lived in New Mexico for 2 years as a young child and my first friend was black. Her name was Sophia. Strange the little things we remember.
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Registered: 03-18-2000
I agree with your point. Disruptive behaviour at the expense of other children shouldn't be tolerated, period.

 


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Registered: 06-07-2011

(New Mexico where there aren't any blacks. It's not the first time I heard that from somebody from New Mexico. Like that makes it ok... sheesh.)

Weird, because i was just in Albuquerque and there were plenty of blacks.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Terrific post.
I remember reading, somewhere, about a case that cost an additional $30k a year to keep this disabled child in 'regular' public school.

 


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Registered: 03-30-2007

I feel bad for kids now days.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
"So many are raising themselves."
Yes indeed.
"Both parents or a single parent working."
When parents do get home they're exhausted.

 


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