NJ For Change

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

No Excuses

Camden has a poverty rate greater than New Orleans. In fact Camden is the second poorest central city in America. That’s right; a city that’s been led by Democrats forever has a poverty rate of 32.8 percent compared to another Democratic Party mess, New Orleans’ 23.7 percent.

The problems in Camden have nothing to do with racism and everything to do with attitude. I know, my momma was born and grew up in Camden. Most of my family was born and raised in Camden. I know Camden and the people.

Politicians and the other poverty pimps keep people in line and the money flowing into their bank accounts by telling people they’re victims and keeping people dependent on government handouts. Camden will never change until the people living in Camden have an attitude change. As Walter Williams says avoiding poverty is not rocket science.

First, graduate from high school. Second, get married before you have children, and stay married. Third, work at any kind of job, even one that starts out paying the minimum wage. And, finally, avoid engaging in criminal behavior.

Is it racial discrimination that stops black students from studying and completing high school? Is it racial discrimination that's responsible for the 68 percent illegitimacy rate among blacks?

The civil rights struggle is over, and it has been won. At one time, black Americans did not have the same constitutional protections as whites. Now, we do, because the civil rights struggle is over and won is not the same as saying that there are not major problems for a large segment of the black community. What it does say is that they're not civil rights problems, and to act as if they are leads to a serious misallocation of resources.
Exactly. I'm sick of hearing all the usual excuses from perfectly healthy people blaming everyone but themselves for their own problems. Stop being a victim and take responsibility for your own life. Go to school, get a job, don’t get into drink and drugs and don’t have kids you can’t afford.
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