I'm so tired of well off people who think it is their god damn birth right to have a good education and opportunities, while at the same time people who are born poor in a ghetto have a birth right to poverty. "It's their fault they don't have better jobs and education. It's their choice to fail at school and not overcome their obstacles. I've had just as many challenges as they have, why should they get a free pass? There is no system that keeps them from rising to the top."
SUCH. UTTER. BULLSHIT.
I think about white flight, and how blacks with half a prayer move into white communities hoping for a better life, better education for their young. And all they do is climb out of one hole and into the next. I feel guilt, not because I have done it, but because white Americans have done it, or their earlier generations have. It is a crime we have committed. To claim innocence while at the same time reaping the benefits of leaving your fellow men to falter is mind-bogging.