Skip to comments.Justice Thomas: Many black communities in decline
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 doesnt bear any ill-will toward other people who hold views sharply different from his.
If I was going to have hard feelings, itd be mostly on race issues, Thomas said. My heart is broken because I worked in the inner cities.
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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.
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.
Whites don’t have COMMUNITIES per se. I HATE that Blacks need COMMUNITY LEADERS and SPOKESMEN!! Makes them look like PETS and incapable individuals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If they just stick with the Democrats for another 100 years things should be much better.
I’d say he had it pegged, as did LBJ, and FDR. Something for nothing is an easy sale every time.
It’s a good thing blacks are not responsible for themselves.
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
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.
There, I said it.
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.
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.
Just noticed the crocs in the official presidential motorcade there. Nice touch.
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.
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.
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.
One has to be comfortable if you are to fix communities...I wonder if Emperor Zero wore crocs during his community organizing days???
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.
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.
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)
Birds of a feather .....................
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:
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 hours 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 policemans 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 Citys population is more of European descent, and many residents and analysts say they believe that racial discrimination has contributed to Colóns 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.
I’ll spare myself the trouble of counting the weasel words loaded into this thing, It is the Asspress after all.
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.
Yeah, but then how are all of the race hucksters, like Jesse and Al, going to make a living?
It is not racism, it’s culturism. You don’t get to choose your race, but you do get to choose your culture.
Culturism is a new word and book
Culturism holds that majority cultures have a right to protect, promote and ... This is how culturism counters the words multiculturalism, racism, and individualism:
Ah... I would be a “culturocentrist”,
because I believe the Western Christian Culture is superior to all other cultures.
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).
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...
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".
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.