Does anyone ever think it slightly contradictory that on the one hand we're trying to say blacks, whites, Asians, all that are totally the same and we're all one, but on the other divisions are created when people say black kids need distinct black role models?
When I hear of like affirmative action in the US I think it slightly contradictory to the idea of equality. Keeping 2 places back for a black person is only creating and highlights the difference that he is black. By going for total meritocracy, everybody is treated equally on the basis of talent.
now I’m not naive, I realise a larger proportion of black people might be poor and might need a helping hand to compete for the short list place monetarily, but that help should be done on the basis of that individual's income/lifestyle in question and treated on that basis, not because they’re bloody black.
Annoys the hell out of me that we have things like Asian radio stations or black radio stations, or the Black Channel in the US. Surely that's just helping create division? We're all one and should all be part of the same overarching lifestyle.
I think what some people (including consie) dont realise, is that this country isnt as perfect as they would like to think it is. Sure there are better opportunities, but if you truly think turning up to class will equate to a good job and what not, your seriously deluded.
Where did i say that? I never said that, I said you can make the best of what you have. And in Britian, which has free education which isnt that bad in the scheme of things, if you're willing to learn you can learn. this isnt Iraq where you cant go to class becasue you might get hit by a car bomb, or your teacher has been taken hostage, its Britain, its a prosperous western country. Everyone has the capability to have a satisfactory lifestyle (even when using western relative poverty standards) if they choose to, poor people or people from rough areas just repeatedly shoot themselves in the foot and have a tendancy to blame the system, i (and my mum) see it all the time infront of my/her eyes.