posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 08:52 PM
Originally posted by rexrugerblack
Seriously, most black people are not criminals. And when I see certain posts, it seems as if this is the consensus. As if black people are inherently
violent. If that was the case, slavery wouldn't have went so one-sidedly smooth, and during the civil rights era, no blacks would have just laid there
getting their skull cracked singing we shall overcome. Just saying.
I agree wholeheartedly. My own ancestors WERE a pretty violent bunch. Slavers rode up and down the East Coast capturing them for slavery in the
Spanish Caribbean, on sugar plantations. The net result was a lot of dead Indians, a lot of dead Spaniards and Jesuits, and no net economic gain. They
couldn't keep the Indians alive long enough to realize a profit from their plantations. It wasn't long after that experiment that the slavers turned
to Africa for their wares, and turned to extermination as a means of handling us recalcitrant, violent, unprofitable Injuns.
I don't think Blacks as a race are any more violent of criminal than most others. Some individuals can be fairly scary, but that goes for all of the
races. As I mentioned before, I live in a "mixed" neighborhood. The family next door to the south is Black, and the family next door to the north is
Mexican without a word of English beyond "OK". We all get along pretty good. If, however, I edge down the block to the local "Crackville", I can find
as much trouble as I like, and the denizens there are mixed as well, between Black, White, and Mexican. Not many of my kind around here, but that
doesn't keep us from getting along either.
It's not a "race" thing, it's an "individual interaction" thing. I can (and do, just about every day) walk a block to get a pack of smokes and take my
life into my own hands, or I can sit at the house and have a multicultural cook out. It's all about how individuals relate to one another, not about
how color blocks relate to one another.
edit on 2012/4/2 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)