If a young person white or black is willing to work for they can achieve anything
This is a myth podnuh.
And it's one big reason why hundreds of thousands are crippled in student loan debt for the rest of their lives and depression/suicide is steadily increasing.
quote:Well said. I agree 100%.
Get out of here with that bull shite. Its thinking like that keeps holding back a lot of young blacks. Instead of it being pounded into them from a young age that they can be anything they want to be. Instead ppl like you spout off with this bull shite they don't have a pray to improve and move their family upward in life. So what happens, these grow up believing this and don't even try to better themselves. Liberals like you always want to scream racism and such at others. But you all are the worst of all with this mentally. This isn't 1860, this 2013. It was the same in 1988. If a young person white or black is willing to work for they can achieve anything. You could actually make a case that a young minority has a even better chance because of there being so many programs out there for young minorities.
quote:He was picked #4, and his draft status stood to drop. He timed it right. Didn't Shaq win the Naismith the following season?
Left because he didn't want to share the ball with Shaq and Stanley.
they can be anything they want to be
If a young person white or black is willing to work for they can achieve anything.
quote:No, it isn't. It's only called a myth by people who want to equate "difficult" or "harder for me than for someone else" with "impossible." The fact that some people have an easier road to success than you do does not mean you do not have an opportunity for success. Everyone in this country does indeed have an opportunity for success, even though some are much more difficult opportunities than others. And every day, there are many people facing those much more difficult opportunities who decide to do what they have to do to take advantage of them rather than give up and complain about how unfair it is (even when it is truly unfair). Mahmoud Abdul Rauf is, in fact, one of those people who did precisely that.
This is a myth podnuh
quote:Certainly not so long as it remains true.
The myth of unlimited upward mobility in America will not die easily.
quote:Until it is zero here, the "myth" is not in fact a myth. The lack of education that leads to such misunderstandings makes taking advantage of the opportunities available much more difficult, which often leads to frustration and confusion regarding whether the opportunities were there in the first place.
Statistically, the odds for such upward mobility are much higher now in other, emerging economies.
quote:Yep, his ankles were getting worse and there was no way of telling whether his Tourette's would progress or how quickly. He definitely made the best choice for him and his family. But I sure would have loved to see what it would have been like with him on the outside and a polished Shaq (as a sophomore) on the inside.
He was picked #4, and his draft status stood to drop. He timed it right.
Good to know Christianity has been in the forefront for the last fourteen centuries in fighting slavery and violence.