Former President Bill Clinton told a group of pharmacists in Las Vegas on Dec. 3 that white Americans who lack high school diplomas, and who have seen their life expectancy diminish in recent years, are "dying of a broken heart." “They could have said these people are dying of a broken heart,” Clinton told the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. “Because they’re the people that were raised to believe the American Dream would be theirs if they worked hard and their children will have a chance to do better--and their dreams were dashed disproportionally
Shut up Bill. The percentage of whites who drop out is very small. Most of them are addicts, criminals, really dumb or all three. This is a group of people who don´t live long. I´d also suspect meth has a lot to do with it.
Meanwhile, 70% of black males drop out and mainly die of gunshot wounds. If big, fat, bloated government would get out of the way and encourage industries to flourish again, those white AND black males would be working and STILL be able to support families. And most, if they wanted to, would ultimately get their GED.
Correction: Recent H.S. graduates of the current public school system, (-not to mention the university level!), are realizing their public school education falls far short of that which was provided their parents, & especially their grandparents, several decades ago and so their diplomas just aren´t worth what they used to be before the now tenured leftists took over and BIG Government added their statist tool, the Dept. of Education, inside the beltway! ...What a farce THAT is. mmm mmm mmm
(Go back to Arkansas, slick, ...or even the Hamptons. ...Las Vegas?!)
I am surprised at some of the posters here. Yes, high school was easy for me, too. But I have a family member with a significant learning disability in math, for whom high school was extremely difficult. No this person never did drugs. No, this person is not lazy. Instead of castigating those who find school much harder than it is for many of us, perhaps it would be a good idea to think that maybe, just maybe, there are people out there who have more challenges in this life than we do...and give them a hand up instead of calling them names.
My broken heart is for the 22 year old women in Pittsburgh who was carjacked and murdered by two black 14 year olds then put themselves on facebook brandishing their murder weapons and today the Black comedian who makes jokes about killing all the whites in his movie, while the America left is silent. And finally I am broken hearted that democrat hustlers like Bill Clinton are allowed in elite company in this country, when he ought to be serving time for rape obstruction of justice and lying under oath, to say the least.
Does anyone dispute that earning a H.S. Diploma is probably the easiest thing you`ll ever do in your life? If you can`t do that you deserve a broken heart, especially today when school has been so dumbed down you pretty much have to not show up for 4 years to not get one.
It took a long time for my grandson to understand the value of an education. Getting him to graduate from high school was like trying to drag a dead elephant over a finish line. No, he had no learning disability. He was just plain lazy and did not want to do the work. After some false starts he made a remarkable turn around, now works for the State, and is one of the few who works hard, is always on time, and never misses work. If we, his family, had not persevered he´d be nowhere now, maybe living under a bridge. I will say for him, that no alcohol or drugs were involved.
When my daughter, his mother, was in high school she got a part time job in Publix. She then decided to drop out of school and work full time. She asked for a cashier´s full time job. They told her no, not without a high school diploma. She came to her senses and returned to school. She´s head bookkeeper for a large doctors´ office.
Neither one have set the world on fire, but, then, neither did I.
To ALL the Above respondents, who took the title and quote at face value .......... I just assumed when I read it that Clinton was being facetious.
It´s not humorous ........... for it means that white males have a higher educational standard required of them in the workplace to be able to compete with minorities who benefit from ´affirmative action´ and welfare programs ............. while they followed the American work ethic, and there are NO blue collar jobs left for them in our society.
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