Jared Kushner implies blacks do not want to be successful

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27 Oct 2020, 3:46 am

Kushner: Black Americans have to 'want to be successful'

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Monday that in order for the president’s policies to be most effective, Black Americans must want to succeed.

“One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about,” Kushner, who is Trump's son-in-law, said during a Fox News interview. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”


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27 Oct 2020, 4:01 am

Is this the same Jared Kushner who only got admitted Harvard - with unimpressive GPA and SAT scores - after his father donated $ 2.5 million to the university?


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27 Oct 2020, 4:57 pm

Kushner is that kind of brand of republican capitalist who thinks if you're unsuccessful you just aren't trying hard enough. And if you don't support republican economic policy then you don't want to even try.
And still they are baffled that black voters want nothing to do with the GOP.


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30 Oct 2020, 5:04 am

I kind of see where he's going with that. If more black people really wanted to be financially successful, they would choose to be born into wealthy families like he was.


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30 Oct 2020, 8:02 am

The dictionary definition of "success" is not specific enough

Not everyone defines and measures success the same way.

Financial success is just one form of success.

Success is not permanent.

Success has to be maintained

Effort does not guarantee outcome

You need efficiency

Every situation is different

Poverty has many causes

Some causes are out of someone's control

Not everyone has good health and education opportunity

"Life" is not fair

Discrimination in hiring and firing

However just because something doesn't make sense doesn't mean it's discrimination

In the united states, companies can hire or fire anyone they want

It is not discrimination

Not many companies have a demographic quota

Some personality types make it harder to get a job. For example introvert

The solar system contains many blacks. They don't all want the same thing



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30 Oct 2020, 8:12 am

Kushner is saying ...

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30 Oct 2020, 3:20 pm

TheRobotLives wrote:
Kushner is saying ...

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No, he isn't. Sorry we're all ganging up on your idols and your backwards racist ideology, but as "shortfatbalduglyman" eloquently put it, economic determinism has been well established as a major factor in whether or not someone in the modern United States can ever lift themselves out of poverty, even whether or not they receive adequate education and healthcare. Garbagemen work a lot harder than trust funders [truthfully, only the garbagemen actually work], but they likely won't ever have worry about the capital gains tax. To say nothing of all of the well-documented evidence that certain social groups, particularly women and people of color, are passed up by banks for loans and by jobs for promotions far more often than their anglo-saxon and/or male contemporaries. This is not my opinion, it is historically supported by reams of evidence, and remains the biggest barrier that minorities and women must conquer on top of every other facet which makes upward momentum difficult in the business world for those who are not born at the top of the socioeconomic ladder. This is why affirmative action is important. Social bias exists in every realm of society from science to sports. Just because others want to be treated equally to white males, does not mean that they want the rights of white males to be infringed upon.

Kushner was born into a wealthy family, and though he has failed miserably in most of his business ventures, time and time again, bankruptcy protection laws [and Russian oligarchs] bailed him out of his failures just like his father in law. When someone near poverty, or even in the middle class, fails at business and cannot pay back their loans, they lose their assets [usually even their privately owned assets] and are unable to remain a businessperson, or sometimes even a homeowner. Not to mention that hard work is NEVER a guarantee of "success". Have you ever seen a monk driving a mercedes benz...? It's not beyond the realm of possibility that just like his father, Kushy will end up doing time in prison for the laws we already know he has broken. I could go on, but logic obviously doesn't work on modern American conservatives. You can lead a person to reason, but you can't make them think.


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30 Oct 2020, 5:18 pm

TheRobotLives wrote:
Kushner is saying ...

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This quote would apply if black Americans didn't have interest in actually trying--which they do, or if we lived in the capitalist fantasy world where life is fair and failing is impossible if you're really trying.


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30 Oct 2020, 5:40 pm

TheRobotLives wrote:
Kushner is saying ...

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It would help if the black people he was preaching to had a father who could bribe Harvard with a $2.5million donation or bribe Wharton business school to let their mediocre child get in or paying somebody to take your exams
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30 Oct 2020, 5:53 pm

Nobody should vote for Jared Kushner.


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30 Oct 2020, 5:57 pm

Tempus Fugit wrote:
Nobody should vote for Jared Kushner.


Or Hunter Biden?



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30 Oct 2020, 6:06 pm

Exactly.

The US election is 4 days away and the top stories related to it here are gossip about:

Hunter Biden

Jared Kushner

Kim Kardashian


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