- Apr 3, 2016
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I vehemently disagree with you. I don’t think the gang life you referred to was caused by lack action. I believe it was caused by the action of most of the black leadership since MLK.As a white person, I sometimes resent accusations of white rage because I have not been a part of the reasons for black discontent. But as a youth I 'went along' feeling helpless to change the current system. Then I read "Black Like Me" and realization of black reality crept in. Back in the 60's the intent of all those 'unraged whites' who fought things like school segregation and voter suppression was so clear, as several lost a lot, even lives, to fight for America's promise to ALL citizens.Yeah, those Democrats were real bastards, eh?
But lack of following action created an anger that formed itself into gangs like the ones in LA and Chicago that forgot the dignity of those black protesters of the 60's who faced disgrace with class, and now everything is all messed up. Blacks had the gall to 'rage' back! And now both sides are equally guilty of disgusting and murderous actions. I can't sort it out anymore.
MLK did the heavy lifting. He advanced the black American’s cause immensely. Unfortunately the ensuing black leaders had a different agenda. People like Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, Farrakhan, etc created a victim hood mentality among blacks, especially young blacks. They have convinced many of them (like the OP, IM2) that they are victims who cannot succeed without government assistance. So rather than work to succeed, they ask for, and often times insist on, a special path for blacks only. All the while the black American life is not enhanced, but those leaders sure do get wealthy by trading on black vicrimhood.