AvoidToTheCore wrote:I hail from a race of ingrates, hail ingrates! I'm black American. I belong to an ungrateful group of people.
Put on a Latin channel, no black people. Once in a while, a black person playing the role of a maid or a criminal. This is in spite of the fact that there are tons of black people in Latin America. Maybe not Mexico but certainly Cuba (45%) and Brazil (48%) and Panama (90%). In the US, black people are only 13% of the population, but they're on every channel, not just trashy shows like Maury but classy shows like Family Feud and MSNBC. There are three black channels, BET, TV One and something else. Plus Oprah, the world's richest woman, has OWN.
The president is a mulatto black and the first lady is fully black. There are black mayors and senators elected from white areas, such as Virginia's Douglas Wilder. There are black scholars galore like Cornel West and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. who get paid to whine. There are respectable ones too like Orlando Patterson and Thomas Sowell.
In Europe you have Hooligans throwing banana peels at soccer players. That never happens in the US. The black soccer players are respected just as much as the white ones. For this reason, I'm proud to call myself an American.
I could go on and on but you get the picture. The Civil Rights Movement is responsible for a huge change in the consciousness of the American people in the course of a single generation.
You would think black people would be jumping for joy, especially with all the resources and opportunities like affirmative action, but no. You would think they would insist on calling themselves simply American not African American. Instead they sulk and throw hissy fits over the slightest racial situation or comment. Rage is in style. I think it's meant to cover up the failure. Racism is the big excuse for the failure. That and the "legacy of slavery" even though every civilization has had slavery and most of these problems (out of wedlock births, disproportionate crime rates, academic underachievement) started in the 1970s.
mackmall02 wrote:Whites were slaves here in American too, but the reason why using whites as slaves fell out of favor was due to the fact that whites constantly revolted and fought back so blacks were used exclusively because they simply allowed themselves to be slaves and never fought back or tried to leave in America en masse.
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