“I was raised in the 50s, in Texas,
and know whereof I speak. It wasnt
perfect but it beats what we have now.” - sparklite2
Is it? I doubt the black Border Patrol guy I’ll be sitting near in church next hour would agree. I doubt my black female supervisor from a few years back would agree. Masters degree in accounting and a fine Christian woman married to a fine Christian man raising their kids well.
Inner cities? Welfare has taken a terrible price. Handouts do, to whites as well as blacks. I’ve met plenty of white trash taking handouts and living on welfare and taking drugs too. Taking prayer out of schools and the Sexual Revolution has been a disaster.
But treating blacks as fully human, with every right to stand straight and proud, able to work, get educations, live in nice neighborhoods? I spent most of my adult life in the military. I have no desire, NONE AT ALL, to go back to the days of Selma Alabama 1965-1966! Racism is evil and disgusting. Nothing admirable about it!
Yet, blacks are resegregating themselves.
Obviously no one wants Selma, Alabama 1965. But it’s possible to see an upwardly mobile tendency in blacks of that era that was killed off by Great Society welfare statism.
I personally am red hot angry with the left for undermining black people and race relations in general in this country. Our history should have been a beautiful story of reconciliation between black people and white people as the country moved forward into a more perfect expression of its founding principles. But the left has derailed that, unfortunately and tragically.