Originally Posted by CharlesJones
Ironman, that's a excuse. A large percentage of black men can turn their lives around when they get outta prison. They just choose not to because a lot of them like being a criminal and doing illegal stuff to get money because they don't want a job. Some black men complain that foreigners are taking jobs from them but yet they don't wanna work for low pay.
You don't have to stay at a low salary forever because you can move up to a higher salary if you wanna learn the skills. A lot of black men don't wanna learn the skills for the jobs that pay good. They would rather start off making a high salary instead of learning the skills to make a high salary and jobs aren't gonna start you off at a high salary unless you got the skills. It took me a long time to figure that out but i finally figured it out why i can't get a high salary job because i don't like school.
But i don't have a problem with being a janitor even though most black men won't do that type of work because they think it's beneath them.
Actually, it isn't an excuse. It takes resources and a strong state of will power in order to advance out of the criminal lifestyle, Charles (some people don't possess this mental ability). Most ex-cons return to jail or prison because it's very difficult for them to obtain any type of employment because of their record, especially black males.
It's a dream for criminals to turn their lives around but it can be only a dream because their dreams crumble, due to their past and society not wanting to provide ex-cons a second or third chance at a decent life style.