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sandsjames
07-11-2014, 07:45 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/11/opinion/alexander-olson-poor-urban-whites/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

This columnist makes zero sense. The article talks about "white privilege" helping the whites in this study get out of poverty. HOWEVER, further down in the article it talks about how whites had family and friends help them find jobs while blacks didn't...and it talks about how white women were far more likely to be in a stable relationship.

So to remotely relate this artile to "white privilege" is ridiculous. Unless there is something keeping blacks from having friends, family, and stable relationships.

Rainmaker
07-12-2014, 03:00 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/11/opinion/alexander-olson-poor-urban-whites/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

This columnist makes zero sense. The article talks about "white privilege" helping the whites in this study get out of poverty. HOWEVER, further down in the article it talks about how whites had family and friends help them find jobs while blacks didn't...and it talks about how white women were far more likely to be in a stable relationship.

So to remotely relate this artile to "white privilege" is ridiculous. Unless there is something keeping blacks from having friends, family, and stable relationships.

Sandsjames, it makes perfect sense if you approach it from the Marxist world view of the two educated idiots that spent 25 years conducting this government funded "research study". To them a Responsible Father sticking around to help his children equates to white privilege. These maniacs are all about the agenda. They don't really care about poor kids of any color.

Now, having spent the 5th and 6th grades living in Baltimore (when it was in industrial decline), this article really hit home for Rainmaker. 5 of us lived in a shitty little row house with no A/C. After multiple break-ins and Pops losing his job again, we packed up left everything and moved back to rural Western MD. Which statistically was a much poorer area. However, it didn't feel poorer. What was the main difference you ask? Personal responsibility. But, we're not supposed to talk about it because it's racist. Rainmaker feels sorry for the innocent subjects of this "study" that got left behind. I tried to take my son to show him that old row house when we were up there in the mid 90's to catch a game. But, the area had gotten so bad that we decided to turn around before we got car-jacked. There but for the grace of God goes Rainmaker.

Capt Alfredo
07-13-2014, 06:47 AM
Ah, the noble rural (read: white) poor. Salt of the earth, Rainmaker, salt of the earth. I don't suppose any of those guys are filling up the prison or are "takers" of the milk of Uncle Sam's welfare tit, oh no.

Rainmaker
07-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Ah, the noble rural (read: white) poor. Salt of the earth, Rainmaker, salt of the earth. I don't suppose any of those guys are filling up the prison or are "takers" of the milk of Uncle Sam's welfare tit, oh no.

Yes, Thanks to white privilege almost everyone Rainmaker knew had 2 parents, neither of whom was in prison. Now, at that time Western MD was statistically much poorer than Baltimore. Rainmaker's not sure of the exact numbers, of who was on welfare, since it was the 1980s and he just was kid. Rainmaker's Father never took welfare of Any kind, he had too much pride and was a man born on a subsistence farm in the Great depression and believed in self-reliance. He eventually made out fairly well as a diesel mechanic.

The last time Rainmaker saw his Grandmother in 2005 he installed a lock on her front door for her. But, she didn't really need it. After 200 years of enjoying the white privileged lifestyle surviving in the Allegany Mountains, most of Rainmaker's family have either passed on or moved away to Pittsburgh or downstate for jobs.

Aren't you up at Ft. Meade Captain? if so, Maybe you can check the area out for yourself. http://visitmaryland.org/western/pages/Default.aspx Beautiful country. and Yes IMHO they are "salt of the earth" Captain. definitely good stock and I promise they won't even discriminate against you for your color.

Interestingly enough, the area usually votes RINO (It's not West Virginia) and There's a pretty strong movement in to secede, since most of the residents don't have their interests represented in the communist occupied state capitol.

Capt Alfredo
07-14-2014, 09:43 AM
Yes, Thanks to white privilege almost everyone Rainmaker knew had 2 parents, neither of whom was in prison. Now, at that time Western MD was statistically much poorer than Baltimore. Rainmaker's not sure of the exact numbers, of who was on welfare, since it was the 1980s and he just was kid. Rainmaker's Father never took welfare of Any kind, he had too much pride and was a man born on a subsistence farm in the Great depression and believed in self-reliance. He eventually made out fairly well as a diesel mechanic.

The last time Rainmaker saw his Grandmother in 2005 he installed a lock on her front door for her. But, she didn't really need it. After 200 years of enjoying the white privileged lifestyle surviving in the Allegany Mountains, most of Rainmaker's family have either passed on or moved away to Pittsburgh or downstate for jobs.

Aren't you up at Ft. Meade Captain? if so, Maybe you can check the area out for yourself. http://visitmaryland.org/western/pages/Default.aspx Beautiful country. and Yes IMHO they are "salt of the earth" Captain. definitely good stock and I promise they won't even discriminate against you for your color.

Interestingly enough, the area usually votes RINO (It's not West Virginia) and There's a pretty strong movement in to secede, since most of the residents don't have their interests represented in the communist occupied state capitol.

Not at Fort Meade, but spent plenty of time there and in the area. Lived in Maryland for over ten years, have plenty of in-laws born and raised there, most of whom would agree with your opinions whole-heartedly. They won't discriminate against other whites, but they sure as hell aren't fans of opposing political viewpoints and if a minority showed up at a family event it would be the first time.

I'm glad you learned good lessons from your family on the value of hard work, etc., but I wouldn't necessarily agree that your experience is typical, especially today. In the 50s - 70s probably more so.

Rainmaker
07-14-2014, 12:18 PM
Not at Fort Meade, but spent plenty of time there and in the area. Lived in Maryland for over ten years, have plenty of in-laws born and raised there, most of whom would agree with your opinions whole-heartedly. They won't discriminate against other whites, but they sure as hell aren't fans of opposing political viewpoints and if a minority showed up at a family event it would be the first time.

I'm glad you learned good lessons from your family on the value of hard work, etc., but I wouldn't necessarily agree that your experience is typical, especially today. In the 50s - 70s probably more so.

socialism does not discriminate. it destroys all cultures equally. When you take away a man's responsibility or ability to support himself and his family, then you take away his dignity. after that, the state owns him and it's all downhill. Both political parties are welfare parties, they sold this country out by offshoring our manufacturing base to third world slaves for 30 shekels of silver.