Black poverty differs from white poverty – The Washington Post

This is an excellent and informative article from the Washington Post. It’s an important read.

via Black poverty differs from white poverty – The Washington Post.

Personally, I’m not entirely surprised. Perhaps, the only surprising thing is why things have not improved under America’s first black President?


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  1. Black poverty in America, as Dr Alf who has traveled extensively and worked internationally knows, is endemic and concentrated just as it says in the Washington Post.

    There are fewer good role models for them to follow and the flow of drugs into those communities keeps on increasing from countries which are thousands of miles away such as Afghanistan, the Burmese Golden Triangle, South America and of course Mexico.

    Since blacks generally do not own cargo planes or ships one has to wonder how the drugs are distributed and who by and why it is that more of these drugs enter black areas than white areas.
    This process destroys families, damages education and keeps blacks poor and in thrall to drug barons who are effectively poisoning them.

    The drug barons probably could not operate without the connivance, deliberate or otherwise of high ranking policemen, the American coastguard, the DEA and the security services.

    Since the 1980s America has been able to read the numbers on a Russian soldier’s uniform from outer space and listen to their conversations, yet we are expected to believe that tons of drugs can get through American ports, onto their roads by lorry and then into communities with no let or hindrance.
    John Gotti, the so called “Teflon Don” and Mafiosi said at his trial when accused of drug smuggling”, I couldn’t possibly compete with the US Government”.

    The second issue bedeviling black communities more than white ones is the number of single mothers, illigitimate children and abandoned children.

    President Obama has not done anything to deal with these problems during 7 years of being President which suggests to me that he does not care very much about black people in America or indeed anyone else. Certainly his attitude is one of aloofness and indifference.

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