[ExI] segregation forever!!
danust2012 at gmail.com
Sat May 28 00:53:40 UTC 2016
On May 27, 2016, at 12:03 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 27, 2016 11:13 AM, "Rafal Smigrodzki" <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Before you "starve" there are warnings, hundreds and thousands of warnings. There are years where every day you can make the right or the wrong choices.
> > Being "poor" in America is a choice, and choices can be modified by incentives.
> It is a choice, on the child's part, to be born to parents who fail to provide for their children?
> It is a choice to be unaware of educational opportunities, and to have been told all your life that education is somehow a bad thing/only used by the enemy who oppresses you and your family?
> It is a choice to have addictive, health-depleting drugs forced on you before you are mentally capable of appreciating the dangers?
> There are ways out of poverty. But not all of the ways in are entirely voluntary. Some people wind up starving and must be dealt with on that level, before they can be dealt with as rational people who can afford the time to learn employable skills.
Just to be sure, Do you believe anything is really open to choice? And, if so, can people who make the wrong choices be, in some sense, judged for making the wrong ones? The reason I'm bringing this up is because it's certainly possible to excuse all bad choices made on some factor outside an agent's control.
And, for the record, I'm not denying the obvious handicaps of being born into a poor family with bad habits.
I also don't deny structural problems in the US with regard to poverty. Most of these of legally enforced IMO. And the originators and enforcers of such policies should be exiled to my sector for final processing, but, regardless, the policies need to be changed.
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