African Americans desperately long for racial equality with white Americans. I understand that it is easy to feel uncomfortable when everyone in another part of town is a different color. i have been to Latino countries and had the minority experience, and in 2005 I walked to the MLK Memorial from the nearest MARTA train depot, and had what seemed like a long walk back and forth.
Let's unpack this equality thing a little...
One part of racial equality is numerical. Here are points to consider about numerical equality:
‘Every collie is a dog, but not every dog is a collie.’
True African-Americans, in the cultural sense, are descendants of slaves. So why are there fewer blacks in America than whites?
America was not a land filled with slave owners. Most white people didn’t own slaves. ‘White’ does not equal ‘slave owner’. This fact affects today’s numbers.
Another reason for numerical inequality is insider black violence, including abortion.
Immigration is yet another reason for numerical inequality of blacks.
Democrats have learned that most Americans really don’t like their social goals, so they are trying to win elections by importing masses of people who Democrats assume will vote for them.
Most of these immigrants move into poorer neighborhoods, straining the support systems in place for America’s poor, making America’s poor even poorer.
More about this at: http://the32112020.com/1_24_african-americans.html
This moves us into the discussion on economic inequality. A few points:
Economic success corresponds to education. Whites have a lower drop-out rate.
Success has its own language. Some blacks condemn other blacks for ‘talking white’.
There is no way around this. It’s fine to have your own culture, but let your culture include the language of success.
It is ironic that modern black immigrants often try harder to speak proper English than some African-American neighborhoods.
Oprah knew enough to ‘talk white’ if she wanted to succeed.
The widest section of culturally-comfortable African-Americans I know, are those with successful military careers. They spend their time and their lives loving and protecting America. I don’t mean they are all Generals, but they have served long and well and enjoy the benefits of focused productivity.
Next, white kids are more likely to have fathers at home with them. One cannot underestimate the importance of this one factor.
Kids with dads at home are free to look for opportunities for success, rather than looking for excuses as to why their daddies don’t love them enough to be there.
A lot of racial blaming is the result of fatherlessness, a sure source of poverty and lack of opportunity.
It’s not accurately-placed blame, and it’s not fair to hate white people who wish no harm to African-Americans.
Eric J. Rose