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Discrimination was legal up until the civil rights movement. "Separate but equal" schools were set up that were anything BUT equal. It was 1968 before blacks were legally allowed to marry whites in 16 states. That's less than 40 years ago! Discrimination continues even today. If you think of it as a playing field, blacks started out in a hole and whites were (and still are) standing on raised mounds. Welfare is one attempt (and a very ineffective one) at leveling the playing field so that everyone has an equal opportunity to make a good life for themselves. Welfare, however, is a trap and once you get into it, it's almost impossible to get out. You can't make enough on welfare to live above the poverty level, and you can't make enough working without losing the other benefits that welfare
Posted:12/15/2007
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Shelly Strauss Rollison, New Alexandria, PA, United States , 49 , Female , New Age/Metaphysical , White/Caucasian , Bisexual , Minister, writer, activist, CNA, draftsman , 4 Years of College , Lower middle class
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