Originally Posted by texas_jack
Yes it is. Racism has created the culture of Black Americans. Our culture is 100% a creation of this nation and hence racism is at the root of almost everything since racism was an integral part of every black person to ever live in America's existence.
Racism causes a 16-year-old to drop out of high school or get pregnant? Can you name anything wrong with the current state of black culture that would cause you to place some
blame on the individual or on left wing policy? If we both agree that racism is a part of any multi-cultural society, by extension of your logic black Americans are destined to be in the same place a century from now because it's impossible to completely irradiate racism.
Let's break this down mathematically so I can better understand you. Suppose a 16-year-old black girl gets pregnant and drops out of high school. Let's take that decision and make it a percentage. Give me the breakdown as to what portion of that is her fault, and what portion was caused by racism. Is it even 1% her decision and consequently her fault? 10%?
If the girl were white, how would those numbers change?
Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin
You don't find it odd that the 2 peoples that were systematcally shit on (and that is putting it mildly) the most by America, the Native Americans and the Blacks, also occupy the lowest rungs of society today? And just because the official policy changed recently (and by recently I mean in our lifetime) doesn't meant that things will become hunky dory immediately. Is it that hard to understand that the result of that hundreds of years of oppression will not right itself overnight?
Here's what I don't find odd - you've got a group of people that were oppressed in the past. We want to move past that. We pass laws, make discrimination illegal, and try to integrate society as best as any multi-cultural society could be integrated. Except this one group of people are inundated with messaging convincing them that their situation is hopeless just because they're black, and whose male role models have been replaced by government checks and overall family structure and community replaced by government handouts. They're not doing so hot when you look at just about any stat. I don't find that odd. I find it very predictable. Who would have thought this approach wouldn't lift them out of poverty?
Pretend we give this left wing experiment on black America another 50 years. If things haven't improved, would you consider admitting that maybe we are using the wrong approach?