[quote]Sorry but blacks are responsible for a lot of their own problems in their communities. That's just reality.
[quote]A culture that celebrates violence and anti-social behavior, a lack of fathers, indifferent parenting from the mothers/grandmothers who raise the kids, looking down on anything educational as "acting white" etc. It's a total mess of dysfunction and depravity.
These are just two examples of where the United States Educational system has intentionally failed us.
We are all just left to believe blacks left plantations to go stand in welfare lines. But the truth is post slavery a large portion of the black community pulled themselves up by their boot straps, started businesses, started their own schools, were in government - elected representatives and senators. More than 1,500 African American officeholders served during the Reconstruction era (1865–1877) and in the years after Reconstruction before white supremacy, disenfranchisement, and the Democratic Party fully reasserted control in Southern states. There were thriving black communities with businesses and schools that were attacked, the citizens massacred or driven out. And when it wasn't done on purpose through violence, it was done on purpose through threats of violence and the law like the Willa and Charles Bruce Family who bought land in what is now Manhattan Beach, CA to start their own resort. California seized the property from them 100 years ago and just recently is paying the family 20 million dollars. There is a lot of generational wealth that was stolen from black families who were forced out of property they rightfully owned and then ghettoized in certain sections of major cities. These communities were 100% black owned, run, operated with no help or handouts - there were none to be had anyway.
But these are things you will never learn in school, for a reason. Black people were terrorized for decades after the end of slavery. 2,000 black people were recored as having been lynched during Reconstruction alone. From 1865 to 1950 the number is about 6,500 reported victims of racial terror killings - reported... That's over one person a week for nearly 100 years. That doesn't include all of the discrimination on top of that like not being able to claim GI Bill benefits that enabled your white contemporaries to purchase homes for their families, voter rights discrimination and red-lining in all major cities that disenfranchised the black vote and left them powerless to affect needed changes in their own communities. ALL of these things were done with this specific purpose in mind. There is a reason they call it systemic racism.
This isn't a "woe is me," story. It is more of a "getting fucking real" story. And it's the Slyfox's at R93, the Johnny-Come-Very-Latelies of America who think they have all the answers and think that the way they understand things is the way it has always been. But he has been born and bred on an educational system that made him believe, made all of us believe that what he believes is the truth. It isn't.
R93, r89 before you speak up again, I urge you to educate yourself on the actual history of the country you live in. It's your history as much as it is mine. You can start below be reading about these various massacres and what happened to the existing thriving black communities in each city. You might get a clearer understanding of how we ended up where are now - not just black people, but the country as a whole. Can you even imagine what our country would look like today if all people were just left in peace to pursue their American Dream?