Kerry To Buy "Minority" Vote

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    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry told minority journalists in Washington on Thursday that his administration would heavily fund education and health-care initiatives targeting Hispanics and blacks.

    During a speech to about 5,500 people at the UNITY Journalists of Color convention at the Washington Convention Center, Kerry said the current administration has neglected the needs and the advancement of minorities.
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    "During a speech to about 5,500 people at the UNITY Journalists of Color convention"

    Is their ANY aspect of American life that blacks and hispanics do NOT have some sort of exclusive race based club?
     
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    Nobody ever stops to ask, "Wait. If race 'does not exist', how can you have 'the black journalist club'?"

    But I would love to ask a liberal for an answer to this question.
     
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    As a minority, I must say that I was disappointed in Kerry's speech on Thursday. I believe that the very fisrt comment on buying the minority vote was correct because all Kerry spoke of was giving more money to this or that. However, I was even more upset with the journalists that questioned him. Being born and raised in the inner city, the answer to school problems isnt handing corrupt people more money, its about giving parents the choice to send their kids to whatever schools they feel are best. Yet no journalist asked him why, if he professes equal opportunity for all, he does not favor school choice. Kerry talked about minorities not getting there votes counted in Florida, yet nobody brought up the fact that the counties with the worse problems were ones controlled by Democrats. I get offended when I here speeches like this because it seems to suggest that becasue of my skin color I'm not as bright as others and i need some "extra" help in order to have a decent life. We need to stop talking about special help for people based on race and start talking about helping people based upon the environment they have to live and grow up in, this way we not only help those minorities in the inner city but also whites in poor rural areas who need just as much help.
     
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    I agree with you compleatly,
    one problem is though the majority of your colored folks want and demand that they have these "special" rights and even want more. I have yet to see colored folks turn down any handout.

    I think the only way that these "special" rights will stop is if or when colored folks get some pride and confidence and stop being so lazy, but I don't see that happing anytime soon, in fact it's getting worse.

    State of black America after civil rights:
    http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/506187/

    Just looking at any and all areas of the world where blacks are the majority, and it is understandable why they need help.
     
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    The majority of minorities are not lazy. Growing up where I grew up, I can attest to that fact. Based upon your logic, I should not be here typing on a computer, I should be getting ready to go commit a murder or be sitting in prison somewhere while my four or five kids go without a father. The majority of minorities are not looking for handouts. If that was all we wanted then why wasn't there a great outcry in minority neighborhoods to get Al Sharpton to be our presidential nominee because he surely would give us handouts. You need to understand that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson may be the ones on TV but I can guarantee you that they do not speak for us. There was not much thought that went into you your last comments and I have a big problem with them.
     
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    Sw2 you'll find that there aren't a whole lot of thoughts that go into any of his comments.
     
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    sw2 I agree with you. Most people coming into this country, at least legally, are coming to work hard and hoping to provide for a better future for their children. The surprise is that the hard work pays off in the first generation. That's where the illegals are screwing up the system.
     
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    You can't have a "black journalist club" without white people in the world, well then again without white people no one would even know what a journalist was.
     
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    Not all black folks are bad people, but in the black community the odds of finding more bad people is much higher then any other group.

    Here are some facts about the differences between blacks and whites:
    http://www.powow.com/radio88/wb.htm

    These facts will probably upset you, try to stay calm and debate them, and don't go ape shit.
     

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