What Cultural and Environmental Issues should be improved to help Blacks?

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    What are some realistic and affordable solutions to the current problems?

    Education, parenting skills, and law abidingbness seem like a good place to start.

    Perhaps we could try to stay positive.
     
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    OK I'll start.

    The NYTimes mentioned Risley and his study that showed that middle and upper class kids hear many more words asinfants and toddlers and it correlated to later success in schooll. Should we be making sure lower class people and especially blacks are aware of this? Can we influence culture?

    What about spanking? There is a correlation between violence, criminality and spanking.if we reduce spanking will crime go down?

    Just asking, because I would prefer more social harmony.
     
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    Actually, when spanking was stopped in schools the crime rates shot up didn't they? Un disciplined people commit more crimes.
     
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    Perhaps. But do you think spanking is an efficient way to teach discipline? Are there better ways? Do you believe inspanked kids are more criminal or violent? I tend to believe the opposite.
     
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    I think spanking is ok within reason, but I have seen kids where the parents have not disciplined them, they are animals.
     
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    I don't think it's as black or white as that, IMO.

    I've seen the kids who throw a tantrum in the store only for the mothers to beat the crap out of them. That type of discipline, in my opinion, is rather over the top.

    I don't spank my daughter and yet she when she cuts up, I take away the things she wants. Is she going to cry and act up a bit still? Well yeah, but now that I've done this often enough, She's learning the consequences of acting out now and is well behaved at school and in public as a result.

    Now will that work for every kid? Nope. If spanking works, go with it, but I don't believe it works for every kid as it will effect them in different ways.
     
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    A large percentage of the black community involves ignorant people, primarily women, raising babies/kids/children in the same manner in which they were raised, so it's a cycle that just repeats from one generation to the next one on and on.
     
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    In your opinion, how can that cycle be broken?
     
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    How can good parenting skills be propagated forward? Everyone knows 2 parent families have more successful children but the O-of-wedlock rate keeps going up.
     
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    I'm not seeing a lot of constructive ideas from those posters who complain about hatefacts being posted and backed up with real data. You don't even need to produce data, just the positive ideas and some explanation as to how they might be implemented.
     

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