posted on Apr, 2 2021 @ 09:25 PM
I guess I'm looking for an honest conversation here. The vast majority of you know me as a leftist and I would think one would assume I'd be more
liberal on social matters, but when it comes to issues concerning black Americans, I am perplexed.
I guess it all started with a close friend of mine for whom I've known for decades. Yes he was black, and no this was NEVER something I factored in
during our entire childhood and friendship. We became friends in the 6th grade, I remember the exact day when we did, that's how close of a bud he
was to me. To me he was a friend, a brother, somebody almost family to me. As of recent I've been alarmed with the recent attacks against Asian
people and this almost seems to be prevalent within the black community. I've also been looking into a lot of social sciences and I'm just astounded
that even after 300+ years of integration, of Americanization, there continues to be this stark difference between blacks and the rest of America.
Lowest average earners, a major issue with single parent households, the highest per capita of crime, you name it. What gives?? I innocently wanted to
get perspective from what I thought was a dear friend whom to me seemed intelligent enough to put his personal feelings aside. No I didn't hint this
was anything racially caused. I felt it was good to get his perspective as a person of color. He flipped off at me. Told me I was given into some
racist agenda. I get it, I really do. Slavery, segregation, yes history wasn't the best to blacks, but how many times are we going to escape to that
excuse? He just cut me off... and now I feel we're just standoffish. He hadn't been speaking much to me since. I was like Jesus man, you know me
better then that. I'm a seeker of information, that's it, and these issues within the black community are real.
How are we supposed to rectify these issues if we don't get down to the core reasons or the cold hard truths? The truth hurts, we all that saying,
but we're able to better ourselves once we address this. What gives?
I guess the point of this thread is to get perspectives from others. I KNOW there are some outspoken blacks out there not afraid to speak the truth
about issues within the community. What are we missing here? All cards on the ground? And can we fix it? Can we all just be AMERICAN? One people?
Christ, we can't keep of sweeping these hard talks under the ground because of feelz.
Can't believe it but I'm at this point where I'm wonder. And NO I don't, once again, believe in the genetic inferiority or any racist crap like
that. What I do know is that there are hard truths we're not addressing..... this is 13% of our population. Steps have to be made.