Martin Vs. Zimmerman Sparks Worthy Inequality Discussions

Posted: August 4, 2013 at 1:40 a.m.

I don’t know what is saddest, the unnecessary loss of a young life, the destruction of another man’s existence or the pathetic manipulation of the event by extremists for their own purposes. It is possible, however, that something good could come from Martin vs. Zimmerman.

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Opinion, Pages 11 on 08/04/2013

Young men of any race are not going to get married if they can't get a decent job.
Why is the burden always on the black people to get married? Shouldn't business or government share responsibility for providing job opportunities to black males?

Posted by: Coralie

August 4, 2013 at 4:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

"“the formula for achieving middle class success is simple: Finish high school; don’t have a child before the age of 20; and get married before having a child.”
Funny, I know several people besides myself who followed this formula, and who even have one or more college degrees, and who yet have been unemployed, underemployed, and/or worked at minimum wage jobs.
It's a simple formula but it doesn't always work.

Posted by: Coralie

August 5, 2013 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

On page 8 of this site is a map showing the difference between states in how many black males graduate from high school.
http://www.blackboysreport.org/bbrepo...

Posted by: Coralie

August 6, 2013 at 1:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Black males is a racist denotation.

Posted by: JailBird

August 14, 2013 at 7:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )