Professor Upset Hispanic Students Say Hard Work Behind Success

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    Back in your place, Brownlings!

    "When questioned, some Hispanic students took responsibility for their own shortcomings and successes, citing the importance of hard work, rather than blaming “white privilege.”"

    Prof claims Hispanic students perpetuate 'colorblind racism'
     
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    In America you have no excuses. It sounds like these students have the right attitude and most of them will achieve success.

    An internal locus of control is a vital characteristic of all successful people. A teacher attacking this with his own limp wristed, weak self defeatist beliefs is blasphemy. Leave the students be.
     
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    "Colorblind racism" lol

    Just when you think you have exhausted your ability to hoot with laughter at liberals.
     
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    That's a pretty good one, lol.

    What's next? Equal-rights racism? Is there anything that doesn't qualify as racism to these people?
     
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    Hard work like this?

    RACE - The Power of an Illusion
    BACKGROUND:


    A Long History of Affirmative Action - For Whites


    The Advantages Grow, Generation to Generation

    Less known are more recent government racial preferences, first enacted during the New Deal, that directed wealth to white families and continue to shape life opportunities and chances.

    The landmark Social Security Act of 1935 provided a safety net for millions of workers, guaranteeing them an income after retirement. But the act specifically excluded two occupations: agricultural workers and domestic servants, who were predominately African American, Mexican, and Asian. As low-income workers, they also had the least opportunity to save for their retirement. They couldn't pass wealth on to their children. Just the opposite. Their children had to support them.

    Like Social Security, the 1935 Wagner Act helped establish an important new right for white people. By granting unions the power of collective bargaining, it helped millions of white workers gain entry into the middle class over the next 30 years. But the Wagner Act permitted unions to exclude non-whites and deny them access to better paid jobs and union protections and benefits such as health care, job security, and pensions. Many craft unions remained nearly all-white well into the 1970s. In 1972, for example, every single one of the 3,000 members of Los Angeles Steam Fitters Local #250 was still white.

    But it was another racialized New Deal program, the Federal Housing Administration, that helped generate much of the wealth that so many white families enjoy today. These revolutionary programs made it possible for millions of average white Americans - but not others - to own a home for the first time. The government set up a national neighborhood appraisal system, explicitly tying mortgage eligibility to race.

    These government programs made possible the new segregated white suburbs that sprang up around the country after World War II.

    Reaping the Rewards of Racial Preference

    One result of the generations of preferential treatment for whites is that a typical white family today has on average eight times the assets, or net worth, of a typical African American family, according to economist Edward Wolff. Even when families of the same income are compared, white families have more than twice the wealth of Black families. Much of that wealth difference can be attributed to the value of one's home, and how much one inherited from parents.

    But a family's net worth is not simply the finish line, it's also the starting point for the next generation. Those with wealth pass their assets on to their children - by financing a college education, lending a hand during hard times, or assisting with the down payment for a home. Some economists estimate that up to 80 percent of lifetime wealth accumulation depends on these intergenerational transfers. White advantage is passed down, from parent to child to grand-child. As a result, the racial wealth gap - and the head start enjoyed by whites - appears to have grown since the civil rights days.

    In 1865, just after Emancipation, it is not surprising that African Americans owned 0.5 percent of the total worth of the United States. But by 1990, a full 135 years after the abolition of slavery, Black Americans still possessed only a meager 1 percent of national wealth.

    Rather than recognize how "racial preferences" have tilted the playing field and given us a head start in life, many whites continue to believe that race does not affect our lives. Instead, we chastise others for not achieving what we have; we even invert the situation and accuse non-whites of using "the race card" to advance themselves.

    RACE - The Power of an Illusion | White Advantage
     
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    Just another bigot hiding behind the shield of academia
     
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    Damn that colorblind racism!
     
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    if the blacks would graduate more, and commit less crime, they would do better
    criminals do not make much $$$$ in jail
     
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    So, it is the whites fault that blacks today have less wealth? Bullshit. Many blacks are wealthy, all anyone has to do is work and achieve what they want. I am not wealthy, it is MY fault. I can achieve more, if I want to. I like my life as it is, so can anyone else.
     

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