Issues plaguing black families in the Moynihan Report 50 years ago now cross racial boundaries

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  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    Alcoholics Anonymous says that doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is insanity. We as a nation and people are crazy.

    We do the same things and expect different results.

    The sadness, poverty, pain and suffering are very real, we need to realize we have met the enemy and it is us. We need to change, but we won't because we don't want to change.

    Maybe the survivors will learn.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    June 18, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    I think we have a responsibility to change things. The problem is the current solutions aren't working and they are probably hurting. It doesn't mean we stop trying. We just need to be smarter. It will take something other than throwing a lot of money at the problem.

    I used to go into the poor black of my town to go and tutor black teenagers at a community center. Five miles down the road was a large university with a lot of people who were probably bending over backwards to show how liberal they were. That didn't translate into action. I was the only one who showed up to do something.

    The DesNews editorial board is close to the solution when they talk about strengthening marriage as opposed to redefining the institution.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    The Jews have a history of being treated poorly, as do the Mormons.

    Yes these groups do not use excuses of past injustices for choices they make today.

    I do not feel sorry for any group TODAY because of PAST injustices against their ancestors.

    If black families are keeping themselves in bad situations, its up to black families to change that.

    I don't remember the US government ever giving widespread preferential treatment(aka $$$$$$$) to the Mormons or Jews to "fix" the past injustices.

    The Mormons and Jews just dealt with it and fixed things themselves.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2013 8:10 a.m.

    At the end of the day it is my responsibility to change what I want changed in my life.

    I don't look to the African americans, Hispanics, democrats, rich people, Japanese, elderly, or any other group to fix my problems.

    My problems are my problems.

    Your problems are your problems.

    Its time each group/person recognizes that and start taking person responsibility.

    It is not my fault that certain demographics make choices that keep them in situations they don't want to be in.

    Don't like it?

    Change it.

    Isn't that what barack keeps saying, "hope and change"

    Or was the "change" simply referring to him reaching further into our pockets than any past president has?