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Do you really believe a person born into poverty and a person born into wealth have the same oppurtunities? Do you believe white people control over half the wealth in this country? I dont believe anyone has ever said impossible, but it is obviously less likely.
Two people with the exact same financial positions don't have the exact same opportunities either. If one has the want to succeed, and the other doesn't, then it is highly likely, one will not succeed.

Pretty simple, really.
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Do you really believe a person born into poverty and a person born into wealth have the same oppurtunities? .
Yes I do.

Many come from abject poverty to achieve wealth and stability.

Just not everyone. I suspect the percentage who are successful is about the same no matter the color of one's skin.

Now go ahead and disprove this, not divert or dodge the question.

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In more than one movie, Morgan Freeman has played the kind of President most of us would like to see in reality. I sometimes wish he would run for the office.

But he deserves better.
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In more than one movie, Morgan Freeman has played the kind of President most of us would like to see in reality. I sometimes wish he would run for the office.

But he deserves better.
That was just, you know, in a movie.
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Do you believe white people control over half the wealth in this country?
Not only do I believe it, I would expect it. They represent over 60% of the US population.
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That was just, you know, in a movie.
The subject was over your head? Sorry,
My bad, Sometimes I forget how short your are.
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hooray blacks who are successful in sports and entertainment are richer than some whites.
Richer than some white? I don't know about you, but I don't know too many white people that even come close to what professional athletes make on an annual basis. This is a patently disingenuous statement.

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most blacks are not at the same income level as most whites

From Forbes: The Racial Wealth Gap: Why A Typical White Household Has 16 Times The Wealth Of A Black One

The Grio: Blacksí income remains the lowest of any group

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In terms of race in 2010 data African-American or Black households had the lowest median household income of all races...
And your point is? Freeman (an African American) was saying that you are responsible for your circumstance, not everyone else. If someone chooses to better themselves in this country, they have the opportunity. If you are poor, it is most likely due to a lack of effort on your part.


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Richer than some white? I don't know about you, but I don't know too many white people that even come close to what professional athletes make on an annual basis. This is a patently disingenuous statement.

some whites are athletes too or didnt you know that?

And your point is? Freeman (an African American) was saying that you are responsible for your circumstance, not everyone else. If someone chooses to better themselves in this country, they have the opportunity. If you are poor, it is most likely due to a lack of effort on your part.
he was successful in a business that is very lucrative once you reach star status. he was smart and he was very fortunate.
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And you keep selling this, hoping someone will believe it.

Tell me something. Do you have or make more than someone else? Why?
Think about your response without applying skin color to it.
not everyone makes it. I got an interview for the top job in my mediocre field because of friendship with a federal judge who also happened to be my future employers uncle (though I hadnt known that last part at the time)
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some whites are athletes too or didnt you know that?
I wasn't the one that made the original, outrageous statement. But that was not the point.
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I wasn't the one that made the original, outrageous statement. But that was not the point.
outrageous?
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