African Americans long for racial equality with white Americans. I understand that it is easy to feel uncomfortable when most people are a different color.
I have been to Latino countries and had brief 'minority experiences'.
And in 2005 I walked to the MLK Memorial from the nearest MARTA train depot, and had what seemed like a long walk back and forth.
One part of racial equality is numerical.
If someone's sense of racial equality depends on numerical equality, America will have an never-ending shortfall in racial inequality.
America was not filled with slave owners. Most white people didn’t own slaves.
‘White’ does not equal ‘slave owner’.
This fact affects today’s racial balance.
Another reason for numerical inequality is black-to-black violence, including abortion.
Sadly, Blacks kill their own people, including unborn babies, at a higher percentage than whites do.
Yet another reason for racial inequality for blacks is because news sources under-report certain black deaths, just because they are killed by other blacks.
Floyd was allegedly killed by a white man and received a lot of news coverage.
Retired black cop, David Dorn, was killed by black Floyd-looters and received little press. A Press presence creates social pressure and FakeNews s failing the Black commiunity.
Immigration is yet another reason for numerical inequality of blacks.
Democrats have aborted so many children of Dmocrats that they can no longer win the Oval Office in an honest election. So they are trying to win elections by importing masses of people who Democrats assume will vote for them.
Most of these immigrants move into poorer neighborhoods, straining the support systems in place for America’s poor, making America’s poor even poorer.
This moves us into the discussion on economic inequality.
A few points:
Economic success corresponds partly to education. White kids graduate high school at about 17 percentage points higher than blacks.
Success has its own language. Some blacks condemn other blacks for ‘talking white’.
There is no way around this. It’s fine to have your own culture, but let your culture include the language of success.
It is ironic that modern black immigrants often try harder to speak proper English than many African-Americans.
Oprah knew enough to ‘talk white’ if she wanted to succeed.
The widest section of culturally-comfortable African-Americans I know, are those with successful military careers.
They spend their time and their lives loving and protecting America.
I don’t mean they are all Generals, but they have served long and well and enjoy the benefits of focused productivity.
Next, we cannot underestimate the importance of bio-dads at home.
Kids with dads at home are free to look for opportunities for success, rather than looking for excuses as to why their daddies don’t love them enough to be there.
A lot of racial disparity is the result of fatherlessness, a sure source of poverty and lack of opportunity.
Finally, white Republican mayors look after black citizens better than black (Democrat) mayors look after black citizens.
Consider the Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Bottoms, stole $175K of city money, earmarked for new police cars, to be used for luxury vehicles for her own use.
Atlanta has the 18th highest murder rate of large American cities.
Eric J. Rose