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I so agree with you Outtahere! So many people complain about the problems in our community, but so few people even attempt to provide a solution to the problems. Instead, they'd rather sit on their couch watching the news or get on blog sites and make ignorant comments or point the finger and play the blame game. My philosophy is step up or shut up!
I didn't say to look at Albany's statistics is playing the race card. If you read what I said, I said to blame ONE group of people--black leadership-- on a complex issue like poverty, which has many causes and factor, is ignorant and is playing the race card! Placing blame on any one group of people is IGNORANT! So if we got all of the black people out of leadership, replaced them with all white people, and 10 years later we still had the same problem (or worse), would it be because of all the white leadership? If so, would people say it's because of the WHITE leadership or the good ole boy network? No!
As I said, I don't disagree with the article and the fact that Albany's leadership-- white and black-- could do better. And yes, black leaders can and should do more! No doubt! But to ignore all of the other factors that go into poverty and making straight IGNORANT statements from racist people like Eddie is unacceptable.
To blame race for "ALL" a problem as complex as poverty is straight ignorant! True, blacks should do more. However, everyone in poverty is NOT all black. In fact, in many parts of this country there are more whites in poverty than blacks. Does anyone says it's because of the "white leadership" there that poverty is the way that it is? NO!
Also, when you look at the population of Albany and the fact that the "white flight" has moved to Leesburg and other surrounding cities, the numbers are going to drastically jump!
So, Eddie, instead of playing the blame game, why don't you be a part of the solution instead of being part of the problem!
To suggest that Albany's staggering poverty rate is due to black leadership and black leadership only is ignorant. First, ALL leadership in Albany is NOT black! Secondly, the reason we can't move forward-- in any area, not just poverty-- is because of people like you (Eddie) who are always playing the race card or pointing the finger at blacks/whites. Poverty affects EVERYONE, and to be realistic, if we took a whoalistic view of this poverty issue-- you could never deny the fact that SLAVERY had an impact on poverty.
Yes, I know I know, you don't want to hear the "slavery story" cause when the light is shined back on YOU, you want to change the subject. However, there are millionaires right here in our community that made their living off of the sweat on the backs of black people. How do you expect for someone to win a race when they're let out of the gate 30 seconds after the first group of people? Really?????
Not only that, but you've got political motives that want to KEEP people in poverty because there is money to be made off of them. Furthermore, you've got policies in place that keep impoverished people dependent on the system... even those who don't want to be on the system but don't make enough money to be self-sufficient.
So please THINK about your statements before you make them... Poverty is way more complex and should NOT be blamed on one race's leadership. Everything is NOT black and white, and IF it is then be willing to accept YOUR role in the problem!!!!!!!!
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