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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Metallicus
You have to understand the practical issues of an unfinished integration. There is a significant wage gap that has never been closed. We made intermittent progress in great fits right up until manufacturing employment peaked. There is a persistent disparity in unemployment with black folks as a group always experiencing 10% or worse unemployment.
These aren't abstract notions about race. This is historic and contemporary reality. Think of this way maybe?
A lot of racial tension would be relieved if whites and blacks were on equal socioeconomic footing as a whole. What we need is for more black people to be in the middle and upper classes. I think we can agree on that right?
How do we accomplish that at a time when the middle class is itself shrinking? Even the perception of job scarcity or economic malaise has people factioning themselves.
originally posted by: WUNK22
I'm from New York City, we really don't give a damm what your race is. Your either cool or an a**hole, we don't care. White or black all seen to call each other the dreaded N word, it holds no power, more like a term of endearment, 'yo man your ma nig****, you know dat brother" we get along fine, the leftist agitators only get upset, people on the block don't care.