I've heard, on campus, a lot of young black people whining about racism keeping them from a better life, that their mommas were left holding the bag by sperm donors not fit to breathe, much less be real daddies.
Hate to say it, but the reason they're ill-equipped and unprepared for the real world, and the only thing standing in the way of a better life for them, is the dependence on the government that their mommas had, and have trained into them. It isn't racism, but culture.
Our across the road neighbors have just as many obstacles in their way. The husband has a bad back--some days he can work, some days he can't--because he didn't use the proper equipment provided by the garages he worked for to pull engines and transmissions. He's been turned down for disability, and doesn't really want to appeal. He'd prefer to find a job and support his wife and kids.
A young man raised depending on the government for food, income, and shelter, would more likely whine and fight for what he was "entitled" to.
The family across the road have nothing. Their families have really stepped up to help, offering rides (when they can), diapers, and stuff like that. A family dependent on the government also offers assistance--advice on how to get the best deal and most government benefits. And that does nothing but mire another generation in poverty that they can't get out of.
It's not race. It's the culture of dependence on government.
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