| noneyons wrote:|
i understand where you're coming from cherry and foxx.
can totally relate to our innate desire to protect the dignity of poor
(black) people since systematic inequality effects us all in one way or
another but we've become a race of enablers. so much so that we're
afraid to hold each other accountable and have honest discourse about
how we contribute to our own destruction.
i'm starting to lose hope tbh.
not one to discount macro level influences (structural inequality in
education, law, opportunity, jobs, housing, etc). But some of this we
are doing to ourselves.
Micro level choices matter...but when you ask people to
-not have kids
-get smaller apt/house
-bike, use public transportation, walk, get a smaller used car
-not have cable, internet, and a cell phone with a full data package
-comparison shop, use coupons, etc
-use the library for entertainment
-study hard, get good grades, and live at home or live poor in order to get through college debt free
act like you're asking for the impossible. I'm not so worried about the
luxury items. It's the reoccurring necessary bills that people need to
cut as much as possible. People act like "bills" are just a fact of life
and they can't control how much they spend or how much they have left
over, but that's just not true.
And what people spend their money
on directly affects everyone else because when others spend instead of
save then it affects all of us when their homes are foreclosed or they
have to use tax supported government programs.