@DavidAFrench: Up Your Game
1 hour ago
"In this day and age, this country has really come a long way putting any type of bigotry behind us, regardless of who it's toward. We've come a long way, and with that progress comes a price. We're a lot more vigilant and we're a lot less tolerant of different views, and it's not necessarily easy for everybody to adapt or evolve.
I mean, we're all prejudiced in one way or another. If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it's late at night, I'm walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street, there's a guy that has tattoos all over his face -- white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere -- I'm walking back to the other side of the street. And the list goes on of stereotypes that we all live up to and are fearful of. So in my businesses, I try not to be hypocritical. I know that I'm not perfect. I know that I live in a glass house, and it's not appropriate for me to throw stones."
“In hindsight, I should have used different examples. I didn’t consider the Trayvon Martin family and I apologize to them for that. Beyond apologizing to the Martin family, I stand by the words and the substance of the interview.”
“Mark Cuban is racist. If I see him walking down the street I’m walking on the other side [because] I’m scared of him.”
No matter what you do, the point is to never be afraid to talk about these issues, particularly the issue of race, because even today, we still struggle to do that. This issue is so sensitive, so complicated, so bound up with a painful history.And we need your generation to help us break through – we need all of you to ask the hard questions and have the honest conversations because that is the only way we will heal the wounds of the past and move forward to a better future.
"As a former welfare mother, very few people want to be on welfare. Very few want to walk with their kids and take food stamps. Most people would rather work. I don't feel bad about being a welfare mother because I contribute as an American - that's what we do. And because the welfare system is so bizarre, you can't work, they don't allow you to work because they take the money from you. So if we fix the system so that it doesn't hurt the people, maybe it'll get better."How long have conservatives been saying this? For decades that is how long. Now I will concede the point that some on the right disparage people who take from entitlement programs. I am not among them. I go after the system, not the people themselves. The system is broken. It isn't designed to help people. It entraps them therefore keeping them in poverty.
“members of the school community have long expressed concerns related to the exclusive nature of Honors Night,”Isn't that the point? I mean really. The honor roll is for students that worked hard and achieved a certain grade point average. At least that is what I always led to believe. I guess it has changed since I left school. Oh, but have no fear the students will indeed get their moment in the sun with "team based" recognition during graduation ceremonies.
“This will afford us the opportunity to celebrate the individual and collective successes of all students and their effort, progress, and excellence,”What I would like to know is did the collective do the homework and studying for the students that were able to make the honor roll this year? If not, aren't they get recognized for something that they didn't actually do?
“In Sally’s case he is pathetic and not what I would classify as a MAN! Where is his damn money? She made her money now he wants hers. Spousal support, he is a punk!”
"I think having a low bar means they can just pass them on. I think it's dumbing our race down and preparing our boys for prison."
“founded on a world of education and human emotion.”