Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, and others are urging the government to improve the count of African-Americans in next year's high-stakes census. Sharpton says " We want what is ours" .
They are looking to find "the hard-to-count blacks, many of whom are distrustful of government workers".
They also want "to see a change in how the government tallies prisoners, so they are counted as residents of the cities in which they previously lived, not in the places where a prison is located."
What are your thoughts?
Answer by 29again at 11:53 PM on Dec. 16, 2009
It is merely selfish, power-hungry, feared, dominant groups pulling the race card out.
Why should the government run out, spend money, and TRACK down people who do not want to 'participate'? I registered to vote when I was 18. If everyone registers to vote, what is the problem? If elected officials are based on density of registered Americans, then the proof is in the pudding.
What is the underlying GREED for POWER about with chasing down black people and getting census info about ONLY them?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 PM on Dec. 16, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 11:56 PM on Dec. 16, 2009
Answer by WhoCares224 at 11:56 PM on Dec. 16, 2009
"I will add that they both profit from the misery of people they claim to defend, and they should be ashamed of themselves. "
PeTA is to animals as Al Sharpton is to black people
Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 AM on Dec. 17, 2009
Well, bless their hearts, isn't that sweet, at least these areas want to claim their criminals! There must be some kind of funding that these areas are missing out on, so I guess if they claim their crooks, then they can get some cash, wooo hooo!
"About $23 million, or roughly 17 percent of the $133 million allocated for media buys, is currently earmarked for black communities to promote the census."
$133 million for media buys, advertisement!!! WTH? Good heavens, this is outrageous, why don't they spend that money on PEOPLE, instead of freakin' marketing???
Answer by agentwanda at 12:10 AM on Dec. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 AM on Dec. 17, 2009
Answer by thundernlight at 12:25 AM on Dec. 17, 2009
Sharpton says " We want what is ours"
WHAT EXACTLY DOES THAT MEAN????
Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 AM on Dec. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 AM on Dec. 17, 2009