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- Jan 8, 2011
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If you’re referring to black Americans, you might read the comments of Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell. Both black men who grew up during segregation. They prefer it to today.You can focus on the bad while ignoring the good. We sure have a lot of bad in 2020.No. Blacks and whites were separated. Blacks had their own neighborhoods, schools, and businesses. Many were thriving. Of course, poverty still existed, as it does today. However, black children had both parents in the home, no drugs, no crime, no gangs, no prostitution, and public schools worked.First, blacks had it better in 1950 in almost every economic and societal factor than they do today.
Economically, blacks may have had more opportunities in the 1950s than today. Low skilled manufacturing jobs were in abundance. However, advancement beyond menial labor was generally not available to blacks.
There were few blacks in management and no blacks were allowed to supervise white workers. There were no blacks in mid or upper management.
To claim blacks had it better societally in the 1950s shows outright ignorance. In most of America they were treated as second class citizens and were restricted from public access
Separated but hardly equal.
As a whole, blacks did better economically because cities had large numbers of good paying low skill manufacturing jobs.
Blacks with good paying jobs bought houses, raised two parent families, didn’t have to resort to crime.
Once those jobs disintegrated, so did the black family structure.
It's hard not to focus on the bad when it would have affected you personally...