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messaging convincing them that their situation is hopeless just because they're black, and whose male role models have been replaced by government checks and overall family structure and community replaced by government handouts.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?
You missed my point that whatever YOU think we have moved past clearly hasn't worked.
Official American policies against Native Americans began in the 1700s. By all metrics that I have seen NA's have higher rates of poverty, higher rates of substance abuse, higher rates of suicide, higher rates of unemployment as well as lower rates of high school graduation and lower rates of college graduation than any other ethnic group in America.
Native Hawaiians are another group that according to metrics do far below other ethnic groups in America and their people were only overthown a little over 100 years ago.
As far as the blacks are concerned, perhaps the wrongs (to put it lightly) of about 500 hundred years or so cannot be entirely cleaned up in my older sister's lifetime (she turned 50 last year).