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Justice Thomas: Many black communities in decline
AP via Washington Observer-Reporter ^ | April 9, 2013

Posted on 04/10/2013 3:07:51 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

PITTSBURGH – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Tuesday he is heartbroken over the persistent poverty and social troubles among many black communities but has no answers on how to solve these problems.

Thomas spoke to an appreciative audience at Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh. The crowd of about 1,200 people responded with both applause and laughter as he discussed politics, the makeup of the Supreme Court, race, and his own struggles to find his path in life.

Thomas said he doesn’t bear any ill-will toward other people who hold views sharply different from his.

“If I was going to have hard feelings, it’d be mostly on race issues,” Thomas said. “My heart is broken because I worked in the inner cities.”

(Excerpt) Read more at observer-reporter.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: blackfamily; blackmales; blackpresident; clarencethomas; trends

1 posted on 04/10/2013 3:07:51 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"persistent poverty and social troubles among many black communities"

The "black communities" part is the root of the problem. I have met people who cared about the "white community", and they disgust me. There is no way in the world I would live near a "white community". I live in a community of successful, hard-working people. My black neighbors have the same race friends as I do, over half white, and nearly 1/3 Asian, and they're only black in skin color not in culture, same for their kids. I don't think it's possible to succeed if you have a built in excuse for failure and you look down on hard work as "acting white". It's time to move past race and "diversity" and just look at the content of a person's character, not the color of their skin, if we want everyone to have a chance to succeed.

2 posted on 04/10/2013 3:18:32 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
No worries - the President will be riding in on his chopper to save the day...I hear he has a smart guy that will address the issues...

3 posted on 04/10/2013 3:21:36 AM PDT by BCW (Going John Galt -- see everyone that is smart on the other side...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Justice Thomas needs to not worry about his validation if that could be apart of his hurtful deep feelings. Millions of Americans respect him and others like him. He is a good man. The people who have worked to destroy him are filled with hatred as they have done wrongs to other nominees over the past as well. Those who show no good quality, nor win by honor, can not claim a victory. I know it must be hard for him at times, and if I lived among the pillars of D.C., I would long for being away from there myself. God Bless Justice Thomas and to keep him safe and strong.
4 posted on 04/10/2013 3:26:12 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Pollster1

Thomas knows that, he’s not meaning to make it a racial issue. However, it’s not a racial thing, it’s socialism at the heart of the problems.

Scotland, which owned the twentieth century is in the same mess, with 80% of the population dependent upon getting a welfare cheque.


5 posted on 04/10/2013 3:27:13 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Pollster1

Whites don’t have COMMUNITIES per se. I HATE that Blacks need COMMUNITY LEADERS and SPOKESMEN!! Makes them look like PETS and incapable individuals.


6 posted on 04/10/2013 3:35:29 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Name one majority black city or portion of a city that does not have elevated crime rates, a lower standard of living, and lesser academic success among students. Not all the cultures or politics in these various cities are similar, yet the results tend to be.


7 posted on 04/10/2013 3:44:44 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
How about we start by recognizing what MLK wanted us to - that skin color doesn't matter? When LBJ and the Democrats successfully entrenched the majority of the black community under the Democrat ‘umbrella’, they did a very grave injustice. First, that type of approach undercuts the fact that the black community, like all communities, is not monolithic but is diverse and made up of individuals. The Democrats have pushed blacks away from their rich individuality and expect them to be like-voting automatons. Any black who strays from this is targeted.

Second, instead of featuring the successes of individual blacks in the private sector, the Democrats feature only black politicians who ‘preach’ the Democrat message that blacks need them to survive. That is unadulterated b.s., and extremely harmful to a community that should at this point in their history be living the American dream based on the richness of their talents and their efforts.

8 posted on 04/10/2013 3:46:38 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Many black communities in decline

If he is talking about the black subculture of the American culture, beyond the destructive chaos wroght by the Great Society, where isn't it in decline? Same with most or all other subcultures.

9 posted on 04/10/2013 3:51:06 AM PDT by stevem
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Tuesday he is heartbroken over the persistent poverty and social troubles among many black communities but has no answers on how to solve these problems.

It's the socialism/collectivism/community/village/gang/criminal/thug/rapist/looter/murderer/thief/plunderer, stupid.

They're all part of the same virulent strain of anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-individual, anti-life evil.

Get out from under the robe, justice.

10 posted on 04/10/2013 4:05:30 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If they just stick with the Democrats for another 100 years things should be much better.


11 posted on 04/10/2013 4:11:09 AM PDT by kempster
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To: stevem
Back during the time of the Great Society I was riding in a car with a man who was the Secretary of the State of Illinois. I was a young girl, riding in the backseat, this man was driving and my father was in the passenger seat.
I heard and remember to his day this man, a close friend of my father’s, say “Look, these colored all they want to do is get drunk and screw, so we will give them the money to keep them happy and we HAVE THEIR VOTE.” This man was known as Mr. DEMOCRAT and ran downstate politics in Illinois for many years. So there is the historic position of Democratic politicians concerning the Black population and the Great Society.
12 posted on 04/10/2013 4:17:46 AM PDT by ladyL
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To: ladyL

I’d say he had it pegged, as did LBJ, and FDR. Something for nothing is an easy sale every time.


13 posted on 04/10/2013 4:21:33 AM PDT by abb
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s a good thing blacks are not responsible for themselves.


14 posted on 04/10/2013 4:22:55 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Jonty30

I would argue that you are wrong. Racism is at the root. The social services provided by the left ate the vehicle used to segregate and improve the racist tendencies.

The majority of black communities do not want to integrate or become part of American society. They insist on remaining black and tribal and inferior. That is racism..... pure and simple


15 posted on 04/10/2013 4:27:14 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Could the black community have a problem with RESPONSIBILITY?

Gee, I’ll take a wild guess that that word is not spoken or taught in these poor downtrodden ghettos of government welfare fraud.

They “made their bed and now lay down in it to sleep” as the old saying goes.

The black (and brown) “poor” communities have gone far past the “Rubicon” in the pursuit of personal responsibility and will never return to a productive and responsible society.

As more and more government action is taken to “protect” this class of people, they will eat and breed to the point that the majority of our population will live off the hard work of the responsible.


16 posted on 04/10/2013 4:38:32 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DH
Whitey didn't create "da hood"

There, I said it.

17 posted on 04/10/2013 4:49:51 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: ladyL; mickie; Chigirl 26; oswegodeee; flaglady47; BillyBoy; prairiebreeze; Bushbacker1; ...
I assume you're referring to the corrupt Democrat, Paul Powell, Mr. Shoe Box himself....and long-time Illinois Secretary of State.

His demise in 1970 was notable with the later discovery of $800,000 in illicit cash stuffed in shoe boxes along with 49 cases of whiskey and 14 transistor radios among other things in the downstate Springfield hotel suite where he lived while in office.

When he'd visit the Chicago suburbs he and his entourage would regularly sweep into a local Elmhurst restaurant popular with politicians for dinner. At the hostess station in the front lobby, there was always an open box of fine cigars so the pols could grab one on the way out after dining.

The hostess told me that on the way out Powell would always help himself to not one, but every stogie, box and all.

The guy couldn't keep himself from stealing.

Leni

18 posted on 04/10/2013 4:55:49 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: ladyL

Think about this for a moment: It we could snap our fingers and instantly make every human being in America “pasty white skinned”, would things be any different. I say NO! We would still have this socialistic entitlement society with an ever increasing number of people dependent on the government and taking no responsibility for themselves. The socialists in power would want to keep it this way so they could insure they continue to get elected. Sad state of affairs.


19 posted on 04/10/2013 5:04:12 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: BCW

Just noticed the crocs in the official presidential motorcade there. Nice touch.


20 posted on 04/10/2013 5:09:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: stevem

Yeah, that word “many” stood out to me, too.

I don’t think it would be possible to find a “black community” following the “black culture” that ISN’T in decline.

The culture pretty much DEFINES decline.


21 posted on 04/10/2013 5:10:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bert

Sheeperals inherently believe the blacks to be inferior, they treat them as pets, as mascotts.

Remember the main driving motive of a sheeperal - to feel self-righteous. And the further selfish human desire on top of that to be lazy. You get sheeperals who ascribe to what I call “advocacy based righteousness”. They don’t help anyone, but want to feel like they are, so they advocate for programs to “help” people. Results are not of any interest to them.


22 posted on 04/10/2013 5:13:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Altura Ct.

LBJ and his Dixiecrats carefully constructed a bigger and better plantation to house America’s uppity black malcontents. They engineered a New Society, “one man one vote” and “Roe vs Wade” as a yellow brick road to black genocide cloaked as equality. Consequently, Fifty years later blacks largely have no families, abort their babies, murder each other and waste away on drugs and welfare. The brilliant success of LBJ and his truly rasist buddies is evident in the perpetual parade of blacks down the progressive road to oblivion.


23 posted on 04/10/2013 5:21:19 AM PDT by Tugo (Stand firm in the Faith.. HE LIVES!!)
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To: MrB

One has to be comfortable if you are to fix communities...I wonder if Emperor Zero wore crocs during his community organizing days???


24 posted on 04/10/2013 5:25:28 AM PDT by BCW (Going John Galt -- see everyone that is smart on the other side...)
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To: BCW

That movie’s premise was great, it was cleverly presented, and the show was really funny in a carnal, worldly way. I just can’t recommend it to believers on the road to sanctification.


25 posted on 04/10/2013 5:31:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
The historic PC version of MLK is the root of modern savior problem which his story is based upon. It is a fairy tale about goodness only. If one were to literally look at the story of George Washington, at least we have a cherry tree and a quip about how I cannot tell a lie....

The entire problem is emulation of a failed social model, predicated upon a failed political model. Only true communism can resolve the problem of black society, but not in the ways envisioned; they will either work the fields like the rest of us or strave. Is this really the equality they Marched for under MLK - it is the Democrat way forward. Forward.

26 posted on 04/10/2013 5:32:09 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: gov_bean_ counter

And being from “da hood” doesn’t mean you have to fail in school or commit crime grossly disproportionate from others. Here’s a telling passage from the outstanding book, Crime & Human Nature:

During the 1960s, one neighborhood in San Francisco had the lowest income, the highest unemployment rate, the highest proportion of families with incomes under $4,000 per year, the least educational attainment, the highest tuberculosis rate, the highest proportion of substandard housing of any area of the city. That neighborhood was called Chinatown. Yet in 1965, there were only five persons of Chinese ancestry committed to prison in the entire state of California.

The Chinese were for many years denied access to public schools of California, not allowed to testify against whites in trials, and made the object of discriminatory taxation. (p. 473)

The experience of the Chinese and Japanese suggests that social isolation, substandard living conditions, and general poverty are not invariably associated with high crime rates among racially distinct groups. (p. 474)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0684852667/ref=redir_mdp_mobile


27 posted on 04/10/2013 5:35:27 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: bert
The majority of black communities do not want to integrate or become part of American society. They insist on remaining black and tribal and inferior. That is racism..... pure and simple

Birds of a feather .....................

28 posted on 04/10/2013 5:36:43 AM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: MrB

How about the Latin American countries where the black culture is markedly different than the black culture in America, but the results are the same — more crime and less industriousness among the black population.

This is from a recent New York Times article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/world/americas/frustrations-in-colon-panama-as-economic-growth-skirts-by.html?emc=eta1&_r=2&;

But Panama can also lay claim to some of the starkest disparities of wealth in Latin America, according to the World Bank, and the persistent poverty in Colón, an hour’s drive from the symbols of wealth in Panama City, remains a glaring, festering example inflaming friction here.

Colón, wedged between a busy port and a handsome cruise ship terminal, is a crowded, cacophonous city of 220,000, with street after street of faded colonial facades and concrete-block buildings with peeling paint and weeds growing out of some upper floors.

“There are hardly any jobs here,” said Orlando Ayaza, 29, who works occasionally at the dock. “Not ones with regular salary and benefits that we need here.” He has a two-inch scar on his face that he attributes to a policeman’s baton during unrest here last year.

When asked why he does not move to Panama City, he touched the dark skin on his arm. “They see this, and you say you are from Colón, and they say, no way,” he said. “They think we are all thieves there.”

Colón is predominantly black, whereas Panama City’s population is more of European descent, and many residents and analysts say they believe that racial discrimination has contributed to Colón’s stagnation.

Such disparities are growing starker in rising economies like Peru, Brazil and Ecuador, said Ronn Pineo, a senior research fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs who studies economic change in Latin America.

“Not every urban area has gone along with the growth,” Mr. Pineo said. “And if there is any kind of racial divide, it is hard for affluence to cross, with the poorer area tending to be one color.”

—— Why do we have to accept the narrative that “discrimination” is the only answer for these differences?  Why can’t we be honest and admit that different people create different communities.


29 posted on 04/10/2013 5:46:26 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ll spare myself the trouble of counting the weasel words loaded into this thing, It is the Asspress after all.


30 posted on 04/10/2013 6:22:46 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Why do we have to accept the narrative that “discrimination” is the only answer for these differences? Why can’t we be honest and admit that different people create different communities.

The heart of any authoritarian system is the denial of reality. The Globalist Banksters are demolishing Western Civilization to replace it with their One World dictatorship. They invented "Racism!" to make it impossible for the people who create and sustain Western Civilization to be even complain about their dispossession from the countries they've built or lived in for thousands of years.

31 posted on 04/10/2013 7:18:57 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Pollster1

Yeah, but then how are all of the race hucksters, like Jesse and Al, going to make a living?


32 posted on 04/10/2013 7:20:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bert

It is not racism, it’s culturism. You don’t get to choose your race, but you do get to choose your culture.


33 posted on 04/10/2013 7:21:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Exactly.

Culturism is a new word and book

http://www.culturism.us/CulturistDefinition.htm
Culturism holds that majority cultures have a right to protect, promote and ... This is how culturism counters the words multiculturalism, racism, and individualism:


34 posted on 04/10/2013 9:03:41 AM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kevmo

Ah... I would be a “culturocentrist”,

because I believe the Western Christian Culture is superior to all other cultures.


35 posted on 04/10/2013 9:04:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: dfwgator

Jesse doesn’t need to make a living, now that he’s on his way where racists like him, Al, and Barack belong. I can’t wait to see the bigot in our White House join Jesse there (yeah, I know I’m dreaming on that one).


36 posted on 04/10/2013 10:41:55 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Clarence Thomas

He is a whitery white so what does he know!!!!

Yes I know that is a picture of Scalia, Just anticipating what the MSM will be saying about this...

37 posted on 04/10/2013 11:23:31 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ladyL
... I was riding in a car with a man who was the Secretary of the State of Illinois.

I was taking a course at a local college and the Teacher's Assistant (TA) was a very smart, clean-cut, black man from a western African nation. He wore a tie all the time and was very self confident as this class was a bust-butt kind of technical class. A few of us talked with him outside of the classroom one time.

The thing that the TA said to us that day will always be with me and changed my world view. He said (as best as I remember), "The American blacks are a disgrace to blacks everywhere".

38 posted on 04/10/2013 2:47:03 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Pollster1
Well there is a strong middle class “church going” black culture (think “the Cosby Show”) that stresses family and education. Unfortunately it is being subsumed by the emphasis on the ‘gangsta’ black culture preferred by MTV and pop culture.
39 posted on 04/10/2013 2:54:42 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: VRW Conspirator

When I was in college, SIU 67, the African students would separate themselves from the American Blacks in the Student Union. They were two separate groups.

There could be no stronger, greater race than the Black race IF and I say IF they would exercise discipline and integrity. You cannot get a finer person than Alan West, Clarence Thomas, Sowell, etc. but on the whole the Black Race is weak, foolish, and lost to any quality of life.


40 posted on 04/11/2013 8:58:11 AM PDT by ladyL
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