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originally posted by: Willtell
All the store keepers are all safely behind barricades...
The problem one sees clearly is that the people are just too poor. And always too black in your average American inner city
Anyone who is serious about evidence need only compare black communities as they evolved in the first 100 years after slavery with black communities as they evolved in the first 50 years after the explosive growth of the welfare state, beginning in the 1960s.
You would be hard-pressed to find as many ghetto riots prior to the 1960s as we have seen just in the past year, much less in the 50 years since a wave of such riots swept across the country in 1965.
We are told that such riots are a result of black poverty and white racism. But in fact -- for those who still have some respect for facts -- black poverty was far worse, and white racism was far worse, prior to 1960. But violent crime within black ghettos was far less.
Murder rates among black males were going down -- repeat, DOWN -- during the much lamented 1950s, while it went up after the much celebrated 1960s, reaching levels more than double what they had been before.
Most black children were raised in two-parent families prior to the 1960s. But today the great majority of black children are raised in one-parent families.
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: Trueman
I just answer the door naked when mormons and Jehovah's witnesses show up. I insist theyre at the right place and invite them in. After that they go to every apartment but mine.