UndercoverMan saidYeah! Now white people get a chance to whine. "Victimhood" status has come full circle.
So minorities are all victims? I don't know what your intent was, but that was an asinine comment.
If you didn't get my intent then you really don't know if it was an asinine statement.
No, not all minorities are victims. I know many minorities blacks, Latinos, Asians, etc. who are successful in spite of any adversity and bigotry they may have experienced in their lives. They are doctors, lawyers, engineers, blue collar workers, etc. They get up every morning and do what it takes to be "successful." The quotation marks are there to indicate that there are many ways to measure success. What's important to measure your success with your own yardstick and not comparing yourself to others.
The "successful" became successful because they refuse to be a victim or to see themselves as a victim. Those who view themselves as victims more often than not blame someone else for their lack of "success." I'm not saying that people (of all races) do not experience adversity of some sort. I'm saying when they don't rise above it and choose to wallow in their victim hood they will not be or see themselves as "successful."
No they were just the lucky ones who happened to get down the road far enough before the stomping foot of hatred started crushing their heads.
"Success" in this world isn't about know-how, or how hard you work, its about know-who and how many you are willing to blow to get somewhere, figuratively or otherwise.
Success happens if a person gets a windfall of money or happens to have been born to parents who have a few dimes more to rub together. Its class, not race that determines success.
Unfortunately the 'minorities' have a much smaller base of money to start from. http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/poverty-rate-by-raceethnicity/
This may seem like a 'chicken or the egg' question in your mind however history demonstrates that blacks in America were predominately freed slaves who had nothing after slavery was abolished. Followed by at least 150 years of being regulated to work which no white man would do for pay that was shameful.
That really didn't end legally until the 1960's. But it still goes on.
Several years ago a periodical did an interesting 'test' to see how far blacks had come in the corporate world. Two men were dressed in suits and given identical resumes, the only thing changed was the home address and name.
Both articulate, both well dressed were called into interviews and guess what, one was hired more often by companies than the other. Based on experience? Education?
No, because one was black and other was white, guess which one got the job more often than the other.
Mind legally no one can hire or fire based on gender, age, race - but they still do it, they just come up with 'reasonable' reason why they picked John Q White over John Q. Black.
Those who do succeed most likely have to work twice as hard than you to get there. no go back and look at your life and tell us how far you wouldn't have gotten had you had to do twice the work in every aspect. And please don't lie.