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Want to talk about minorities with "barriers"?

My great-grandparents emigrated here from Germany after the war with little more than the clothes on their back. They sold everything they owned for pennies on the dollar just to make the trip here.

My great-grandfather was a farmer. They moved to Okarche Oklahoma and "rented" a wheat farm to buy. Making tiny payments on the principle so that they would eventually own it. They spoke very little English. No one in the small town where they lived would even talk to them because they were German and there was MUCH animosity toward Germans after the war. Most of the businesses there refused to do business with them. They were forced to drive to Oklahoma City to get the things they needed.

Over the years, through sheer determination and back breaking hard work they eventually bought their farm. Also, over the years, their neighbors recognized their hard work and honest values and became friends with them.

Did they once ask for assistance from the government? No!!!

Barriers? Yes!
Did those barriers stop them from achieving their dream? No!
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In fact that same senario has been repeated countless times before and since, by immigrants to America. In turn the Jews, the Irish, the Germans etc. etc. were all discriminated against and managed to succeed through sheer determination. Japanese Americans were interned and despised during WWII and yet, with little in the way of recognition or compensation they are the most sucessful minority group in this country with the highest per capita income. Sort of blows out the water the theory that the system is rigged to reward only white Christians. Maybe the correct conclusion is that the system is rigged to reward Asians disproportionately. Maybe we should look into that.

Or, better yet, maybe we should conclude that the system is "rigged" to reward hard work, intelligence, innovation, foresight, risk management, family planning. But lets not delve too deeply into those matters at the risk of appearing to be insensitive and possibly racially divisive.
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Racial Sensitivity is instilled in us by societal coaching. It is a manifestation of our evolution as a society with high moral standards, who value humankind in its diversity.
Racial discrimination is still present both in the public and private sector, as evidenced by endless lawsuits and anecdotes.
I do not favor bankrupting a School District for the incompetence of its administration but I think the teacher deserves the compensation.

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In fact that same senario has been repeated countless times before and since, by immigrants to America. In turn the Jews, the Irish, the Germans etc. etc. were all discriminated against and managed to succeed through sheer determination. Japanese Americans were interned and despised during WWII and yet, with little in the way of recognition or compensation they are the most sucessful minority group in this country with the highest per capita income. Sort of blows out the water the theory that the system is rigged to reward only white Christians. Maybe the correct conclusion is that the system is rigged to reward Asians disproportionately. Maybe we should look into that.

Or, better yet, maybe we should conclude that the system is "rigged" to reward hard work, intelligence, innovation, foresight, risk management, family planning. But lets not delve too deeply into those matters at the risk of appearing to be insensitive and possibly racially divisive.
Watch out BOO!

The libs are going to call you a "HATER" with your insightful post.
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