Just Admit You're Contributing to Racism

Just Admit You're Contributing to Racism
C. Stiles

African-Americans in Miami don't get a fair shot at anything. It's sad when young black children can aspire to become president but they can forget about ever being elected mayor in their own hometown.

Before we can solve Miami's social ills, we all have to admit we contribute to the problems.

No one wants to address the disenfranchisement of black people here. African-American contractors still receive fewer local government contracts. And when minority firms are awarded jobs to build roads or schools, they are often just fronts used by larger companies to meet quotas. Most black politicians maintain the status quo because they can't survive without political contributions from lobbyists, developers, and organizations like the Latin Builders Association that control the process.

Meanwhile, historic black neighborhoods continue to fade away. Today, real estate interests are stretching Wynwood into Overtown, driving rents up and black people out. Soon a major developer will break ground on the Miami Worldcenter project in Park West. Yet none of the African-Americans in the neighborhood have been promised jobs or a chance to open stores in the massive project. And the Florida Department of Transportation is doing just what it has done for decades: forcing longtime residents from their homes to make way for more expressway lanes through Overtown.

People who aren't black don't want to admit the problem. They refuse to acknowledge that by ignoring it, they are perpetuating the bleak cycle.

For instance, when a teenage black girl who can't afford to go to college leaves high school, she has to enter the workforce. And if she can't land a job, she has only two options. First, she can become a dope dealer's girlfriend and get caught up in the drug game. Or she can go work at a strip club.

She'll start off as a bartender, but when she sees men raining tips on the girls performing onstage, it won't be long before she is doing pole tricks too. Next thing you know, she's getting paid for sex in the champagne room, and she's got a pimp. Her family finds out and disowns her because Mom and Dad didn't raise her to be a hooker. She has a baby, a boy. When he is a teenager, he starts selling drugs on the corner. He ends up dead after being shot over some bullshit beef with a rival dealer.

Before we can solve Miami's social ills, we all have to admit we contribute to the problems plaguing our community.

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cnp4ad
cnp4ad

Imagine what would happen if a white journalist would write a story were he claims that all black girls become either drug dealers or prostitutes to finance their college education? What would happen? lawsuits, all the blacks including Lebron would be crying on Tv demanding the head of the racist who offended black women and their parents ect....Luke get a life.

julioagon
julioagon

Luke, you are a sorry writer.  You put absolutely zero thought and analysis into this article.  It almost seems like you rushed right through it so you can make it to happy hour on time.  Lame.  The examples you wrote reveals exactly my point.  This "girl" could actually go to college for FREE for being poor and black....or you did not know that??  Give me a break.  Oprah would have a field day with you and your "examples" of excuses of why a young girl ends up being a stripper or the kid falling into dope dealing.  What a joke.  There are so many issues with your culture but until your race stands up and faces the real issues going on in your neck of the neighborhood that my 2-cents of an opinion is not the strating point.  Good luck buddy.

Suareza
Suareza

What a bunch of crap.

For how long is the 'race card' will continue to be used??/? Please, come out with another excuse as to why Blacks don't take advantages of the opportunities around them but continue sucking the welfare option...

barnyard2217
barnyard2217

Luke is the biggest racist of all. Blacks in general when they become successful run from their roots, they want to be with the beautiful white people especially the blondes. This race couldn't build a two story home on their own & that is why these creatures are still struggling in todays society. Niggers from other parts of Africa come here & do ok so it's a cultural thing with the U.S. nigger that has been perpetuated over the years through giveaway programs such as welfare, section 8 housing, food stamps, cell phones & medical care. 

1cuban
1cuban

my man luke.......first of all what is an african american.... does it mean black american? i have been confuse with that term for the longest..... including yourself you cant name 10 countries in the african continent..... not everyone  in the african continent is black, if you didnt know that.... very few black americans deserve that privilege.... you do not have  their customs, traditions, way of life and pride. so you are far from been a black african american. secondly if you want to talk about racism, there is not a  group  more racist that the ones  you call african americans. if you want to feel racism just go to any black neighborhood you been  white, hispanic or any other race other than black. you talk like this is the only country with blacks and that you are the only one that suffer from slavery and racism..... you should read a little more of world history before you talk crap about latinos and cubans.......and last where is your pride why do you blame your problems on everyone else... where is your pride.... just drive by over-town or carol city  you will see every street messy and full of trash.... who is to blame for that the whites, cubans, latinos? have you ever heard of financial aid? not need for stripping.... but hey some people like easy money and then blame the misfortune on the system... have you ever been to the city hall? court house? public systems? most of the workers are black americans if you didnt  notice..... and what a bad systems we have, everything is at their own phase..... so bro whatever, you are a racist looser with a need for attention.  educate your people instead of misguiding them...

1234556789
1234556789

So silly.  So if you don't go to college you need to be a stripper.  That is not the case at all.  How about working you way from the ground up? Taking a job, showing up on time, working your way up the ranks. It happens - you just need to make it happen and not expect it to be handed to you. 

There are so many college scholarships available black woman and men in this country.  Stop it already.  Could you image if you gave a kid a scholarship just for being white??

Me1234
Me1234

I am white and speak English and don't get a fair shot at anything in Miami.

barnyard2217
barnyard2217

@1234556789  Niggers want it & want it now, that is the problem. They are used to whining & getting it.

 
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