XogGyux wrote:So intellectually rich right? For how long has the black community had the opportunity to be intellectually rich?
And on top of that, they have been dealing with racism up to and including today?
You are making the same error American Black leaders make.
Yes, they were oppressed and there is such a thing as racism.
However, there is another problem in black America that no one pays attention to and is the result of the Democratic Party policies. The chances of having a good two parent home in the era of Jim Crow was nearly 80%. Today most black kids grow up fatherless. This systematic destruction of the black family was done by elite white left wing liberals that practice condescending racism of low expectations. How would you like to be told that the elite anti-racists need to hold you by the hand to help you out because somehow you are incapable of thriving on your own?
The big antipoverty programs to end racism required a single mom at home. Stable two parent homes had a lower chance to qualify for help. There is no point in finding out who is to blame. The number one problem in poor black America is not the racism. The problem is no family, fatherless boys, drugs, gangs, murder, etc. The no.1 mortality rate for young black men is murder. These issues have gotten worse while racism has been going down.
Racism has gone down dramatically. You may want to hear the confessions of Neil deGrasse Tyson regarding what is like to be black in America in the last 50 years. The progress has been astounding. For the love of God this nation elected a black president even though blacks are only 13% of the population. And this election came 53 years after Rosa parks.
Now it is time to tackle the issue of the broken home in poor black America. Why not give poor black America the same privilege you had. You had advantages and privilege because of YOUR GREAT FAMILY. That is how advantage creates more advantage. That is the Matthew principle.
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.