Originally Posted by the_spatula
You're being too impatient. Remember where this country was just two generations ago.
I think those government initiatives toward the education of minorities are working. Things are improving and will continue to do so as long as they are in place.
Things don't change over night. Let this play out, man. It IS working.
I'm not the one saying I shouldn't have to pay my taxes because of slavery.
I have no problem with us continuing programs like magnet schools, etc...; I think there's a great deal of promise in them.
However, bullshit attitudes like Hill's stand in the way of that progress, as does the continuing decline of family bonds within the black community. The unbelievably high rate of unwed single mothers among young black women has nothing to do with 'the system'.
And it's going to be what keeps any of that progress from being more than drops in the ocean.
No amount of government intervention will act as a viable substitute for parenting and a stable family. Right now it sure looks like there is very little value placed on those things within the black community. You're just building on sand.