- Jun 20, 2009
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The scars and benefits of history last for generations. I was very lucky to have multiple generation of white relatives that did very well and I benefited big time.Not denying history. I am white, I was never a slave owner and blacks alive today are not owned as slaves. There is no separate drinking fountains lunch counters, sitting in the back of the bus etc. Are there still individual or group acts of racism, yes and they need to be addressed.No, in 2021 also. It is up to blacks, whites and all to make changes but it cannot be done without an understanding of history. I see poor white people in the Midwest killing themselves with meth, I understand they did not experience the benefits I had growing up in an upper class white family in a city, college paid for and many business connections coming out of college from my growing up.50 to 100 years ago yes. Not so much in 2021.I am sure many blacks have negative feelings towards whites based on their race and not who they are. But if someone kidnapped my ancestors, brought me to the US, enslaved me, wouldn't let me vote, wouldn't let me use the same restrooms, same restaurants, same hotels, lynched my relatives, restricted college enrollment, constant discrimination, I UNDERSTAND THEIR RACISM. For those who did all of the negative things to blacks for hundreds of years, I have a hard time understanding their racism.what about the baked in racism of the black people the police are forced to deal with?The police are like all of society, there is baked in racism. The problem with police, it can have bigger consequences. The problem requires everyone to act different. It takes everyone to try and understand what others are going through. Those with the most power can do the most good and the most harm. In this scenario, it is the police. They are put in difficult situations in dealing with the mentally ill, domestic violence, drugged out people. They need more help and instructions in dealing with these groups. We do not need police who are attracted to policing to push others around. They are out there.
but the left will deny that so what about the total disrespect for the law among black people?
in 99% of the shooting blacks are ordered to submit to police authority and fail to do so
It requires a complete brain disfunction to ignore the cops and continue trying to stab another person with a knife
With that said we all need to try and understand each other and heal the wounds. I understand an angry black person more that an uppity white who says I have made it in the US, why can't blacks. The blacks need, just, need to clean up their act. The blacks have nothing to complain about.
LOOK BEYOND YOUR OWN FRICKING LIFE AND UNDERSTAND OTHERS.
Everyone needs to do everything they can for themselves to succeed but it is much harder for some than others.
The scars blacks have suffered last for generations. But blacks and all of us must take advantages of the benefits we have and do the best we can while we all try to make this fricking imperfect world better realizing it will never be perfect.
Before you pitch shit on someone walk a day in their shoes.