I caught myself almost going into this rant on someone post and this really had nothing to do with the topic at hand.
So here's my question: Are we, as a nation, actually ridding ourselves of racism, or are we 'sweeping it under the rug' so to speak?
Now in my opinion I feel that we are right on track, if not ahead of schedule, in the process of ridding our nation of racism. This thought is based off of the fact that Africans have been enslaved by Europeans since the 1400s, meaning that Europeans had roughly 400 years of ingrained racism in their system before the slave trade ended in the United States and then another hundred years or so before African Americans took the stage to fight for serious equality. So after 500 years or so of European Americans considering themselves above the African Americans for us to have come as far as we have in the last 50 years to me is quite the achievement.
I'm definitely not trying to imply that we don't still have a ways to go, nor am I saying that we don't have to try anywhere near as hard to help our people in a time where all of the negative stereotypes of the African American is not only encouraged, but rewarded by the media.
So please share your thoughts with me.
Racism gone? Around here in Cleveland, Ohio, maybe, but elsewhere? Ohhhhh, MAN!
Check this out ... but you may want to have some Pepto handy....
My apologies. I was referring to where you stated "I think that we as black people,help so much to perpetuate this scourge of a fallacious farce, with deep distrust of each other, mixed with an infusion of self hate." Do you think that could be a possible influence for why we tend to act the way that you suggested we do towards each other?
It honestly doesn't really have a whole lot to do with the original subject, but I was just wondering how you felt about the correlation of those two items.