I was engaged in a discussion on Facebook with an anti-Black Lives Matter enthusiast. As you can imagine it was getting nowhere fast. So I decided on a new tactic. As an heuristic, a form of educating through questions, I asked a few.
- Why does the African-American educational system lack the funds of white suburban areas?
- How does the lack of education affect a culture?
- So why are people of color seemingly crammed into small areas of big cities?
- Why are they disproportionately poor?
-Why does their education system lack the funds of white suburban areas?
White Nationalist -"This is due to union dues and graft from the politicians in charge of the education systems of those areas. I would say it is just politicians in general, but three-quarters of those poverty areas vote in Democrats due to their continued promise of government assistance."
Union dues, hah funny! My mother and daughter are teachers. Income and taxes pay for education, and teachers spend about 33% of their income on average paying for supplies in their classrooms. Including their time far beyond class hours.
Without a union, teachers would be slaves.
-What does the lack of education do to a culture?
White Nationalist -"It creates slaves, which is precisely what LBJ wished when he cemented most of the Democrat programs in place from previous Democrat presidents. Unlike prior generations, these slaves are forced to farm votes. When one decided to go Republican, they are demonized as being racist and called vile and racist names by the Democrat-voting population."
So it's the black guys fault. 'It's inherent in their race.' 'They brought this on themselves.'
This has nothing to do the fact that African-Americans are disproportionately receiving more convictions for the same crimes compared to whites.
Nothing to do with the last 'whites only' drinking fountain wasn't removed until 1965, the year I was born.
That a black man my age has a grandfather who still remembers getting hit with a hose for wanting to have lunch in whites only cafeterias.
Only one generation ago.
Let me put it to you this way; my father is a Vietnam vet. Do you think he talks about war and nationalism the same way a world war II vet does?
My father was drafted, conscripted into a war that was a proven false flag operation. Men were ordered into jungles with body count requirements to satisfy the Pentagon bureaucrats. While generals and upper echelon ate steak in air conditioned buildings.
Do you think I was raised to trust the government?
Do you think my father told me "just comply and you won't get hurt"?
Think about the comparison. Would you be a black man in America today? It's certainly better than it was, but their grandfathers still remember the war, on them.
White Nationalist -"Race relations are currently lower than they were prior to the Watts Riots."
How do you justify that?
Race relations with the state or between people of color, or blacks and whites?
My generation and beyond do not view people of color as our fathers did. Interracial marriages are not illegal or frowned upon; with the exception of the people at the republican national convention.
-So why are people of color seemingly crammed into small areas of big cities?
White Nationalist -"Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pays the rents of the people in those areas with government stipends through the welfare program."
Remember how African-Americans lived when those policies were put in place in September 9, 1965.
Kept to their own neighborhoods, only employed in labor related, blue color jobs.
Don't get me wrong, the black culture has work to do climbing out this welfare state.
But if you don't want them 'mingling' in your culture, it's going to cost you.
-Why are they disproportionately poor?
White Nationalist -"They are either unwilling to find good employment, thus removing their government assistance, or are unable to find good employment due to the distance required to travel to the areas of the employment."
Let's not forget the republican economic crash in 2008: (CNNMoney.com) -- "The hemorrhaging of American jobs accelerated at a record pace at the end of 2008, bringing the year's total job losses to 2.6 million or the highest level in more than six decades...The total number of unemployed Americans rose by 632,000 to 11.1 million."
So a culture 'inherently' hired less for the same jobs as whites now finds themselves with even fewer job opportunities than in the last six decades. It is fascinating that if President Obama had caused the economic global devastation as the Bush/Cheney administration, you would be calling for his head. Yet the president hasn't but you still do.
This actually falls under the Bush/Cheney presidency and NeoCon polices.
White Nationalist; voting for Trump style fascism, you made this mess, quit bitching and clean it up.