Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Want Cable In Every Room For No Extra Money Down

"I tried listening to that speech but he lost me the minute he started talking about banking transactions."
- Mitchell the Bat, on Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech

Damn that "fake" culture of victimhood! It keeps sneaking up on reality right at the moment it's denied the hardest:
"Despite large and persistent gaps between blacks and whites on virtually every indicator of economic well-being, about half of all whites say the average black person is about as well off financially or doing better than the average white person, according to a survey released last week by the Pew Research Center. 
The survey found that 53% of whites say that, on average, blacks are 'about as well off' financially as whites (43%) or say blacks are doing better (10%). 
But when you ask black Americans the same question, about six-in-ten blacks (59%) say, on average, blacks are worse off financially than whites. 
Among blacks, about a third (36%) say the average black person is doing better or about as well off as the average white person. 
So how does perception square with reality? 
On the eve of 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic 'I Have a Dream' speech, decades of government data finds that blacks have consistently lagged far behind whites on most indicators of economic well-being. If anything, the gaps on some key measures have grown over the years."

I consider the condescension, and shame, that's ladled out with all that - no matter how hard I work - to be just gravy,...

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