Everyone who works pays into the Social Security system through a lifetime of "contributions," which are actually forcibly extracted by the government. But no one is allowed to draw full benefits until they turn sixty-five years of age. This is racially biased because white Americans have a greater life expectancy than black Americans--and an especially greater life expectancy than black men, who live, on average, shorter lives, while black women, white men, and white women all can expect to live past seventy years of age. To make matters worse, the solvency of Social Security is in jeopardy. The result is that Congress will soon have to move the age of eligibility for full Social Security benefits to seventy years. This means that every demographic group within the population will be paying into the Social Security system. and everyone except the average black male will draw out. Put simply, African American men are working all their lives to contribute to a system from which the average black man will never benefit. On top of that, he is not able to pass his contributions on to his offspring when he dies. Instead, the money--not just a simple majority of it but also a disproportionate share--will go toward creating a secure retirement for white people. This could be compared to working on a plantation. The black man works, but the white man gets to keep the proceeds of the labor. "Letters to a Young Progressive by Michael. S. Adams And to think of how all those racist liberals kept criticizing George Bush's attempt to privitize 1/6th of Social Security. I'll make sure that that salient point of Bush's platform agenda is noted and added to his legacy library.