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Teenager spotted walking 10 MILES in the snow to interview for $7-an-hour job is given work
Daily Mail ^ | 26 February 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 02/26/2013 7:47:37 AM PST by dennisw

A teen's luck appears to have changed after a chance encounter with an Indiana restaurant owner during a 10-mile trek through ice and snow for a minimum wage job interview.

It all started on Friday, when Art Bouvier, the proprietor of Papa Roux, a Cajun restaurant in Indianapolis, was laying rock salt outside the establishment after an ice storm earlier that morning.

He said he was approached by a teen who asked him how far it was to 10th and Sherman.

Mr Bouvier told WLFI-TV: 'And I'm thinking we're at 10th and Post. I said, "Buddy that's probably six, seven miles." I said, "You'd be better off on a bus especially in this weather." He just said, "Okay, thank you." And he kept going.'

Later, as Mr Bouvier was driving with his wife to a coffee shop, he was surprised to find the same person, still walking.

They pulled over, and asked him if he needed a ride.

The teen, Jhaqueil Reagan, obliged, and along the way, he told the couple that he was going to a Dairy Queen location for a job interview, and didn't have money for bus fare.

He said that he had already walked three miles before he reached Papa Roux.

Mr Bouvier told Fox 59: 'I'm thinking to myself, here’s a kid walking almost 10 miles in the ice and slush and snow for the hope of a job at minimum wage.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
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1 posted on 02/26/2013 7:47:44 AM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

This teen is obviously not a member of lay about OBAMANATION. He has not been Democrat brainwashed


2 posted on 02/26/2013 7:49:32 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw

Good for him! I’d feel a lot better about this country’s future if more kids had this one’s initiative.


3 posted on 02/26/2013 7:52:16 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: dennisw
I am quiet sure that if Broncho Bamma had a son, he would not look like Jhaqueil Reagan.

I am a little curious about the name Jhaqueil though.
On a white kid? Just don't fit. Ron would be a better fit.

4 posted on 02/26/2013 8:00:24 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: dennisw
Once, here in this once merit based country, he and his attitude was not unusual.

Has this attitude been "educated" out of the majority of us? I doubt it, but it's not encouraged now.

The opposite is with the predictable results. We are to be taken care of.

5 posted on 02/26/2013 8:01:39 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: dennisw

His first name is Reagan betcha his parents are conservatives.


6 posted on 02/26/2013 8:04:00 AM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: dennisw

“Clearly Tom Harkin was right.

$9 per hour minimum wage is WAAAAAAAYYY too low.”

/////media meme of the day


7 posted on 02/26/2013 8:06:44 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: dennisw

What’s weird to me is a DQ open in the winter time.


8 posted on 02/26/2013 8:07:36 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni
They do sell burgers and that basket of steak fingers with the yummy gravy. They don't just sell ice cream. ;)

/johnny

9 posted on 02/26/2013 8:13:46 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TurboZamboni
yes they are even here in the snows of Pennsylvania...
DQ 7 days a week...OPEN

I hope that young person got the job..he deserved it..and funny we have to learn this news item from a British paper...never in America!!!

10 posted on 02/26/2013 8:15:54 AM PST by haircutter
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To: Tupelo

wellll...this might explain the first name

pretty sure it’s the same guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umEgPE_7fYw


11 posted on 02/26/2013 8:18:21 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

and here is his other song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X1KTagCABE


12 posted on 02/26/2013 8:19:18 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: JRandomFreeper

our DQ here in Somerset Pennsylvania ONLY sells ice cream and they are open seven days a week..

they are slowly pricing their way out of the average budget, at least in this area, where there are NO jobs, just welfare and Social Security, youth leave here after high school..very depressed area...JMO


13 posted on 02/26/2013 8:19:32 AM PST by haircutter
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And he’s doing it because his mom died and he is taking care of his brothers and sisters!!!!

Some girl better snatch this fine young man up!


14 posted on 02/26/2013 8:24:23 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: dennisw
The teen, Jhaqueil Reagan ... didn't have money for bus fare.
Feel good story, but what's it cost for a bus ride - 50c cents, a buck? He couldn't come up with a one or two bucks?
Did he try sticking his thumb out and hitching a ride?
15 posted on 02/26/2013 8:26:15 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: dennisw

Odd name. I was wondering possibly French ancestery, but the only place I find the name on facebook apparently belongs to this kid. Full name: “Jhaqueil DamianJoel Reagan.”

Jhaqueil can also be found in Urban Dictionary, with a meaning that can’t be posted here. Maybe it’s an added nickname, if he didn’t like his given name. Odd.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 8:28:30 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Tupelo

Until minimum wage was invented black teens had much lower unemployment rates than whites. The whole idea of minimum wage was to keep the coloreds from uncutting white folks’ wages. Blacks used to be ambitious and hard working, until the government made good and sure to knock the starch out of them by bribing their women to have kids out of wedlock and keeping them from ever getting entry level jobs. A family of four would need to make $168/day to compete with welfare “benefits”. Underclass black women can’t marry, they can’t take the pay cut. Underclass black men can’t find work, because the government won’t let them.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 8:34:25 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: dennisw
Would love to hear the back story. Someone in this young man's life instilled values which will last him a lifetime!

Oh, that the current Administration possessed such values and would use its daily media exposure to inspire such a sense of self-reliance and responsibility among youth.

This, truly, represents the spirit of liberty among those who first came to these shores!

If so-called "progressive" policies don't destroy this young man's opportunities, then perhaps his story may, one day, match that contained in the following story from the 18th Century:

At the web site of PRONI, The Public Records of Northern Ireland - here - can be found inspiring words about Irish emigrants to the U. S.

Of special note are the words of John Dunlap, an emigrant, who was responsible for the printing of the new nation's Declaraiton of Independence.

On 12 May 1785, he wrote from Philadelphia to his brother-in-law, Robert Rutherford, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, extolling the advantages of the New World and referred to his brother, James Dunlap, who was likewise in America:

"... my brother James left this for Kentucky a few weeks ago; I expect him back in the summer; then perhaps he may take a trip to Ireland. The account he gives of the soil is pleasing but the difficulty of going to it from this is great; indeed the distance is not less than a thousand miles. I was there last year and must confess that although the journey is a difficult one I did not begrudge the time and labour it cost me. We are told the parliament of Ireland means to lay restrictions on those who want to come from that country to this; time will tell whether or no this will answer the purpose they intend. People with a family advanced in life find great difficulties in emigration but the young men of Ireland who wish to be free and happy should leave it and come here as quick as possible; there is no place in the world where a man meets so rich a reward for good conduct and industry as in America ... "

Also excerpted from the PRONI site is the following observation from the DUNLAP/DELAP PAPERS at: here

"John Dunlap's is not an untypical life story of many who 'went west' from Co. Tyrone in the 18th century to make a new life and create a new country to which they then encouraged and assisted others to migrate. One went and succeeded and therefore others followed. By the time he died, on 27 November 1812, aged 66, John Dunlap had amassed a large fortune and had subscribed £4,000 in 1780 to the National Bank formed to supply the American Army, and he held 98,000 acres in Virginia and the adjoining counties of Kentucky. He also owned the land on which Utica, Ohio, stands.

"He had played his part in military affairs during the War of Independence, as a founder in 1774 of the 1st Troop of Philadelphia City Cavalry; as a cornet he accompanied this command in the campaign of 1776-1777, taking part in actions at Princeton and Trenton. After the war, from 1789 to 1792, he was a member of the Common Council of Philadelphia. In 1812 he was buried at Christ Church, Philadelphia.

"The site of his birth at Meetinghouse Street, Strabane, is marked by a plaque erected by Strabane Urban District Council in 1965."


18 posted on 02/26/2013 8:36:26 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: oh8eleven

Possibly all money they had was used for food, etc. There ARE people who have zero money and are out on the street with nothing but a few possessions in a backpack, who do need a job. I have known of military vets in this situation.

As for hitchhiking, I would hope he wouldn’t do that. He could wind up raped and dead. Yes, an 18 yr old boy could easily become the victim of a homosexual psychopath.


19 posted on 02/26/2013 8:36:52 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: oh8eleven

Few people will pick up a black teen hitchhiker, and the cops would probably hassel him anyway. When I was in HS I used to walk five miles (I had time on my hands) rather than pay 50c for a bus. Bus fare is gotta be a couple of bucks these days.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 8:38:00 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: txrangerette

Who picks up hitchhikers anymore, anyway? You gotta be nuts to even think about doing that.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 8:38:41 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: RummyChick

After listening to that crap......
Bet that’s his “tag” name to legitimize himself in the world of “c”rap.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 8:38:59 AM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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An earlier posting if anyone is interested in the comments thereon:

IndyGo is stepping up to help a young man who trudged through the cold weather for the chance to land a job. A one year bus pass......
http://fox59.com/2013/02/25/indygo-gives-determined-teen-one-year-bus-pass/#ixzz2M15l9uXZ

Reagan said it’s been hard finding opportunities. He was forced to quit school two years ago when his mother died. He completed his GED while staying home to care for his siblings.

Read more: http://fox59.com/2013/02/22/teen-goes-viral-lands-job-after-walking-miles-for-job-interview/#axzz2M15a0MlM


23 posted on 02/26/2013 8:39:19 AM PST by deport
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To: GSP.FAN

Where do you find that Reagan is his first name? I googled him, he’s on some social networking sites, he’s on youtube etc and in not a single place does it have Reagan as a first name. Always dead last. Full name appears to be Jhaqueil DamianJoel Reagan, and yes, DamianJoel appears with no space between.


24 posted on 02/26/2013 8:39:33 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: dennisw


This brought tears to my ears. What a lovely end to his story.
- Stacey , Universe, United Kingdom, 26/2/2013”

Damn odd reaction. Do Brits do that often?


25 posted on 02/26/2013 8:40:49 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Apparently, it is not the Bus company giving him a year’s pass but someone who works there according to Papa Roux’s facebook page.

a 31 day pass is $60. hope she got a discount.
http://www.indygo.net/pages/fare-information


26 posted on 02/26/2013 8:42:37 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

His picture is all over the place and he’s on youtube as well. Does not appear to be black. He’s shown standing next to a black man - the restaurant owner who gave him a ride and later a job? - and the difference in skin color is very obvious. And the black man isn’t even all that dark. That’s why some folks are wondering about the name jhaqueil for a white guy.

That said, I’m against hitchhiking or picking up hitchhikers, for obvious safety reasons.


27 posted on 02/26/2013 8:45:14 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: txrangerette
There ARE people who have zero money and are out on the street with nothing but a few possessions in a backpack
There are NO people with zero money (see your state's welfare budget for details) and the ones you refer to are homeless - overwhelmingly by choice.
28 posted on 02/26/2013 8:45:41 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: haircutter
I hope that young person got the job..he deserved it..
and funny we have to learn this news item from a British paper...never in America!!!
Your correct...actually..truthfully; it's a real shame...
An American Paper / wire service, wouldn't think it's noteworthy
they have their "noses-up" 0'Blowfly/Mooseselle's @$$e$.

29 posted on 02/26/2013 8:46:09 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Few people will pick up a black teen hitchhiker
Where does it say he's black - or did you just assume it?
30 posted on 02/26/2013 8:48:52 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: txrangerette

Yeah this story is all over the local news here in Indy.
He sure looks like a white kid to me.
The guy that runs the restaurant and hired him is a Cajun I think, displaced by Katrina and moved here and opened a restaurant.


31 posted on 02/26/2013 8:49:01 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: oh8eleven

He’s not black that I can see and he’s on tv quite a bit locally because of the “feel good” story.
But I would say in the era of Baraq, hardly anybody will pick up hitchhikers of any sort.
Too many bad outcomes.


32 posted on 02/26/2013 8:52:16 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

dont know if this is common but he does free unlimited sides
http://www.paparouxindy.com/flashmenu/PAPAROUX-CARRYOUTMENU.pdf


33 posted on 02/26/2013 8:53:05 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: deport
WISHTV interview video at this link with Bouvier and Jhaqueil
34 posted on 02/26/2013 8:54:52 AM PST by deport
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To: RummyChick

if he indeed did walk all that way for a job good for him

his culture and manner of speak are another matter

he needs de programming


35 posted on 02/26/2013 8:57:13 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Until minimum wage was invented black teens had much
lower unemployment rates than whites. The whole idea of
minimum wage was to keep the coloreds from undercutting
white folks’ wages. Blacks used to be ambitious and hard
working, until the government made good and sure to knock
the starch out of them by bribing their women to have kids
out of wedlock and keeping them from ever getting entry level jobs.
true...back in the late '70s/early '80s; Paul Harvey & Ronald Reagan...
both brought those points to the airwaves. Did you know many Union Labor
Contracts, have automatic pricing mechanisms / clauses; which are based
on the "Minimum Wage"

36 posted on 02/26/2013 8:57:24 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: RummyChick

It’s on the other side of town, so I’ve never been there.
In interviews the guy seems like a go-getter.
Instead of whining about Katrina and looking for a FEMA trailer, he came up here and provided authentic Cajun restaurant (something not common here) and apparently prospered.


37 posted on 02/26/2013 8:58:08 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: dennisw
The teen, Jhaqueil Reagan, obliged, and along the way, he told the couple that he was going to a Dairy Queen location for a job interview, and didn't have money for bus fare.

Hell, I would have given him a job right then and there, too.

Maybe he knew what PRESIDENT REAGAN did for the USA.

38 posted on 02/26/2013 8:59:01 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: dennisw

7 dollars an hour?

They are pay adults 7, 8 and 9 bucks an hour...You know, 1990 wages.

They work most of the week for gas, and food. Anything else, forget it....


39 posted on 02/26/2013 9:00:17 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: RummyChick

ummmmm, this kid does some pretty vulger “rapping” in his video. Hope he sticks to his day job.


40 posted on 02/26/2013 9:00:17 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: dennisw

Glenn Beck talked about this kid on his radio show today.

Glenn said he will try to interview this young man tomorrow, Wednesday, on his radio show.

It’s refreshing to see this work ethic in 2013 America.


41 posted on 02/26/2013 9:00:31 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Chicken strips and gravy


42 posted on 02/26/2013 9:02:55 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT9m_6NsXvs

Video of the kid and the restaurant owner


43 posted on 02/26/2013 9:06:02 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw
They pulled over, and asked him if he needed a ride.

The extreme foolish seem to be everywhere nowadays..

44 posted on 02/26/2013 9:06:31 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: RummyChick

If I was in his shoes at this time I’d kill those two videos as quickly as I could realizing that they would still be copied and shared.


45 posted on 02/26/2013 9:07:53 AM PST by deport
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To: oh8eleven
There are NO people with zero money

I have had zero money a few times.

That is why I always have a backup plan, and have done so since I was 17.

I have always had some extra food stored and a bicycle, tools and parts.

That way when you're broke, it's just an irritant, not a disaster.

46 posted on 02/26/2013 9:09:58 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: oh8eleven
There are NO people with zero money

I have had zero money a few times.

That is why I always have a backup plan, and have done so since I was 17.

I have always had some extra food stored and a bicycle, tools and parts.

That way when you're broke, it's just an irritant, not a disaster.

47 posted on 02/26/2013 9:10:14 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: deport

According to that story, he was going for a job at a thrift store, not Dairy Queen.

And if you then read the facebook post of the man who hired him, he says he gave him money for lunch and dropped him off at the Dairy Queen.

So it could be the DQ was just where he dropped him for lunch, and the thrift store was nearby and that’s where he was going for a job interview.


48 posted on 02/26/2013 9:10:57 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Where on earth do you learn such stuff.

Indeed...coming from a black state and being old enough to have been there...and worked with them as a boy ..yes indeed blacks did used to work more

But it was never perfect and their cultural barometers were problematic even then...illegitimaacy, crime, and yes even unemployment

The mimimum wage was an FDR invention for the Great Depression....an income distribution scheme to start with

it was not an invention to protect whites from blacks taking their jobs

what about the issue of black culture in Africa where there is no govt handout system to speak of or where whites have never gotten the chance to corrupt thee,?

whose fault is that?

no doubt a dependence society like ours has hurt them but that is not the whole issue and smacks yet again of white paternalism as though the poor blacks live and die at the whim of either white action or govt action

I would like to think they have the free will i have and you have to resist handouts...if they exercise it

out of wedlock births and serial illegitimacy has always been the biggest issue for black culture here and worldwide

that more anything is what hurts any progress they make as a group and contributes to their reputation and violence and crime prone more than average statistically

illegitimacy rates for blacks prior to 1960s was still over 20% while the white rate was 1-2%

all that Civil Rights stuff folks here applaud which had handouts right on it's heels has made an existing problem worse...ending that will improve but not cure the underlying problems....

the cure is in the hands of black people individually as it always has been and if folks truly believe they are equals how can anyone deny them that?

this constant harping they are victims of the government relieves them of personal responsibility

49 posted on 02/26/2013 9:12:57 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: haircutter

Granted, their sundays and blizzards are ridiculously expensive but their regular ice cream treats are less than $2 (cones, star kiss, ice cream sandwich). I’ve never seen a DQ that didn’t have a full menu of burgers, tacos, chicken, etc.


50 posted on 02/26/2013 9:12:58 AM PST by bgill
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