azjetfan, on 02 June 2014 - 11:06 PM, said:
Over my head may be a wrong use of words but there are plenty of successful black people out there. Why are they able to do it? I'm not trying to start a war here. I understand there is a culture difference. Do black folks feel white people as a whole are racist? From my experience whites are more indifferent. They don't care one way or another. Of course there are always some that will be idiots like any group but as a whole I don't see it.
What is the definition of successful though? A person's wealth, a person's influence, a person that provides for them and their family? I wouldn't equate success with wealth. I can't speak for the entire black community, but I will say from my own experiences and from the things I've learned along the way on this topic. I don't at all believe that most white people are racist. I agree that most are indifferent to racial issues...and that's the problem.
IMO most white people would rather ignore the issue of racism altogether and tell themselves it doesn't exist anymore. Black people can now sit in the front of the bus, they have a national holiday for MLK, and they have BET now. So everything is fair now. Right? Then of course when a black person starts talking about race issues and racism, we get accused of "playing the race card" or "being stuck in the past" or being "too sensitive". I believe the "race card" accusation is mostly used by some white people to squash any discussion about racism. Because I believe that most white people think that blatant racism is the only type of racism there is. Meaning the only white racists that exist are the ones who are in the KKK or is a neo-Nazi. But I don't think that most white people acknowledge the systemic racism that is still a problem today. Things like redlining by real estate companies to keep black people from moving into certain areas. Denying or making it extra difficult for black business owners to get loans. Things like voter disfranchisement where they are trying to make it more difficult for people who live in highly populated areas to able to vote (voter ID, less early voting, less voting machines, less polling places etc.). Giving stricter jail sentences to black offenders than to white offenders who do the same crime. Making it more difficult for black ex-offenders to find a job after they're released. The amount of debt a black college student have to go into just to get a B.A. compared to their white classmates. Making it more difficult for black students to buy a house and start a family after they graduate. The differences in the quality of K-12 education in black and white communities. This gap makes black kids less prepared for college and less likely to get admitted to certain colleges. Especially now considering how affirmative action has been demonized over the last 30 years. The wide gap in income levels between whites and minorities is still a major problem. So if things were truly equal in the U.S. the last 50 years, these problems would not still exist today. So I agree with you that most white people are indifferent to this issue and they are the ones that worry me more than the blatant racist. At least with the blatant racist you know where they stand, it's the ones that choose to ignore racism and act like everything is good now that worry me.
You might find this article I saw the other day interesting. It talks about the type of racism I think is still a problem today.
Racism Impacts Small Business Loan Applicants
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FlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:
You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.
azjetfan, on 02 July 2014 - 03:36 PM, said:
There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.
1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.