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@sayyy-gaa said:

thebest31406: I don't know if you're just trolling or being stupid. I'm going to assume that you're being stupid and try to educate you just a little.

there is no better time than right now to be black in America. Now it's not perfect here for black people but can you tell me a time period in the history of the United States which is better? the sixties? The twenties? The 1800's?

America still has a lot of issues in regards to prejudice and racism. However America is getting better and better and give an equal opportunity to people of all races. A well-qualified black man will get an opportunity over a less qualified person of another race.

no other time in history has that happened. I can go and vote at any time without having to worry about literacy tests or bloodline investigations.

I can attend any university I want to without having to worry about getting lynched or being stared at or getting kicked out of class because of the color of my skin. I don't need the National Guard to pave the way for me to get into any college that I want to attend.Same thing goes about going to any restaurant I want to. Hell yes now is the best time to be black in America!

Sounds like TV rhetoric to me. Rhetoric aside, the information tells us that the typical black household is worth about $11,000. Compare that to the median White household, which is worth about $141,900; 12.9 times more than the the typical Black household. In 2007, the ratio was 10 to one. Prior to the recession, Blacks were worth about $19,000. Of course, there has always been a wealth gap, but from the mid 90s to the early 00s, it was beginning to close more and more. Now, it's the worst it's been in decades.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/12/12/racial-wealth-gaps-great-recession/

As far as criminal justice, African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population. One in six black men had been incarcerated as of 2001. If current trends continue, one in three black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime. That says nothing of the systemic stop-and-frisk policing that minorities are victim to throughout much of the country.

http://sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/rd_ICCPR%20Race%20and%20Justice%20Shadow%20Report.pdf

If I had to go back to a time period when things were "better", I'd at least go back to a period before the crash, when Blacks had all of the opportunities that you speak of in addition to the wealth they've earned prior to the recession. Say, 95 - 2004, when Whites only had six times the net worth of Blacks. Of course you still had that prison trend happening; a trend that's been rising fast since the 90s. We could refer back to an earlier period - before the US became "prison country" Perhaps the late 60s/early 70s, when the poverty rate was far lower and there weren't nearly as many Blacks being held in prison.

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@thebest31406 said:

The civilizing effect that the Civil Rights Movement has had on US culture cannot be denied. However, Blacks on average are far more criminalized now than they've ever been. The "great recession" has also made the average Black family practically worthless. That's not to say that the Movement hasn't made things 'better' for Blacks in some cases but to say that "there's no better time for Blacks than now" is a bit of a stretch to say the least

this is such a ridiculous statement, that i don't know were to begin. it is so easy to be a poor american these days especially if you are a woman with kids. now granted they dont make it as easy for men but its alot easier for us to get the good jobs.

they give you free food - food stamps

they give you free money - welfare

they give you free insurance - medicaire

free homes - section 8

free college - financial aid - even pay you in some instances

its like what more do poor people want from the government. it is so easy to make it in this country as a poor person if you put in the work and have the determination to get things done.

lol. right, right, right.....

#3 Edited by thebest31406 (3474 posts) -

The civilizing effect that the Civil Rights Movement has had on US culture cannot be denied. However, Blacks on average are far more criminalized now than they've ever been. Also, the "great recession" has made the average Black family practically worthless. That's not to say that the Movement hasn't made things 'better' for Blacks in some cases but to say that "there's no better time to be Black in America than now" is a bit of a stretch to say the least

#4 Posted by thebest31406 (3474 posts) -

Much of today's younger folk have grown up with the internet, right? Why would they regard the exhibitionist element of the net (facebook, twitter, instagram) as anything but normal?

#6 Posted by thebest31406 (3474 posts) -

Gay republicans?

#7 Posted by thebest31406 (3474 posts) -

Yeah...just a bit.

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@speedfreak48t5p said:

@thebest31406 said:

Excellent. People continuing to exercise their power.is a beautiful thing

Blocking a busy freeway in Boston causing an ambulance carrying a car accident victim to go to a different hospital is not a beautiful thing.

Emergency vehicles having to take a different route isn't beautiful...no argument there.

#9 Edited by thebest31406 (3474 posts) -

Excellent. People continuing to exercise their power.is a beautiful thing

#10 Posted by thebest31406 (3474 posts) -

Being burned alive. Can you imagine the pain?