It’s only been 50+ years since the civil rights movement began to break down the barriers to desegregated higher education and jobs that can lead to and improved standard of living and an enriched, healthy and supportive lifestyle.
Do you really think 50 years of essentially starting from zero when it comes to access to upward mobility is going automatically put an oppressed population in the same educational and economic environment as the population that has had consistent access to those advantages?
There is no way around the argument that a portion of the population in this country has had a lasting and established advantage and access to affluence, by about a 500 year head start, that aren’t refused access to jobs and education based on the color of their skin.
I guess I wrote this because I see people aligning or comparing their situation with the situation of those that have been oppressed by 500 years of slavery, discrimination and institutional racism and I think the aforementioned aren’t considering the aspect of the argument I’ve outlined above.
Like I’ve said before, I believe there is an overwhelming environment of the powerful vs the less powerful that prefer to instigate squabbling over who is to blame, when the blame, should be directed by the less powerful, towards the powerful, instead of the less powerful blaming each other.
If you think I’m wrong or inaccurate please tell me why.