Originally Posted by AL P
Yes but he has to get a job. I know that is scary and he won't be able to major in art history but those are the breaks. He might even have to work at McDonald's or even dig shit out of a toilet.
If you aren't successful in this country and you also aren't retarded, you only have one person to blame and that is you. Any excuse you make is plain bullshit and rationalizes why you are a lazy fuck.
It really is just that simple.
Sounds good but let's suppose he gets a job at McDonalds making 6.55 an hour. Working 40 hours a week he will make $13,624, out of that $1,042 will go to ss and another $550 will go to tax. This leaves him with $12,032. Considering a cheap college will run him $3500 a semester plus another $500 for books, so $8,000 a year to pay for college. This leaves him with $4,032 /12 or $336 a month for rent, insurance, gas, and food.
Do you know anyone who lives off of $336 a month and can pay all of those items ?
You say it is all about choices, but did that kid choose to be born black and poor to a crack addicted mother and a father in prison ?
Even if the kid graduates college, he will find the odds against him in the corporate world as well due to something he had no choice over.
FWIW, I actually am actually friends with a black guy who this story relates to. He was able to overcome the obstacles but not by using his brain. He just happened to be born big and grew up to be 6'5 350 so he got out of the ghetto due to a white nfl team owner needing his services. All of his old buddies call him a sellout because he got out while they are still trapped in the hood.
Choice has a lot to do with where you get in life but luck and destiny still play some part.