shawn_hemp wrote:You can do a thousand things right for some people, and they will only focus on the one thing you didn't do.
Seriously, what do black people have to complain about in the United States in 2017?
I think you meant "you can do a thousand things wrong for some people, and they won't focus on the one thing you did right".
You might think black people have no right to complain about things now, but lets not pretend like they were just dropped off in this country 53 years ago.
Where are the black people that have generational wealth? Empires? Land? Property? Educational institutions? Things they can pass on from generation to generation? They weren't afforded this opportunity, it was taken away from them, they are behind, even though they landed in this country hundreds of years ago. And here you are discrediting a guy who is empowering the children of his generation, being a great example to them as to how to conduct yourself (*disclaimer-off the court
), a person whose people weren't allowed to drink the same water as you just five decades ago.
Check out this article, about Cornell, who has a 6 billion endowment, receiving 150 million dollars from an individual. The last time a historically black university received a large gift was 20 years ago from Bill Cosby for 20 million.http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/colleges-rich-richer-black-colleges-lack-article-1.2974916
There is a lot of talk about restitution. But it doesn't have to come in the form of a handout. How about the right to the same education that white people can afford, that wouldn't be so hard, would it? As a matter of fact, if that is the only one major thing you
could do to help them
, it would go a long way.
But no, white citizens changed school zones after segregation ended so the black kids wouldn't end up at their schools. It was the start of the "ghetto education" we see today. There's racial oppression, like there was in the days of slavery and segregation, then when laws are passed, there is systematic oppression to keep it going. It's how the school to jail pipeline comes to life, it's created, it didn't just happen. This is why it's so absurd when people cross their arms and say "well, **** ain't so bad now, though".
A good book to read is Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson.
There's more to things than what you just see in front of you. Hope you check them out, even if you don't agree. If you have something to share that would strengthen your argument, feel free to share, because even in disagreement, it's ok to understand where others are coming from. Cheers.