Re: A black American lament.
Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:41 pm
But Neverfail,neverfail wrote: ↑Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:42 pmOne particular individual can do it if he/she can develop the needed spiritual rebound to conquer a toxic legacy but entire communities do not seem to work the same way. On that count I did not get the impression that the black American writer personally blamed her own travails on white racism but instead presented a quite plausible historical explanation as to why the sector of American society she is unavoidably part of by birth lags so far behind. Those poor bastards have had the cards stacked against them ever since the first shipment of slaves arrived in an American port centuries ago. An American nightmare instead of the American dream. The effects of a nationjal experience like that tend to be cumulative.cassowary wrote: ↑Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:13 am
Well, I submit that the absentee father is the most important cause of why Afro Americans have not caught up. It is not discrimination. Nothing in that essay which you linked to point this out at least as a partial cause. It was always blame racism. This is a crutch and a distraction. It deviates the community away from solving its problems by blaming others.
Notice that the essay I linked to (from a black South African lady) tackled the same problem courageously and honestly. She avoided the temptation of blaming it on the years of Apartheid that black South Africans were subjected to. She did not have a chip on her shoulder unlike the black American lady from your link.
What is the solution? I am clueless!
Black Americans are better off than Black Africans. They are lucky that their ancestors got enslaved by fellow Africans and sold. In Africa, they might be suffering from tribal discrimination.
I dont find her essay a plausible explanation for black poverty. It’s just a whiny excuse to blame others for the failure of her community. If you refuse to make an honest assessment of what you did wrong and persist in blaming others, you will not progress. The black African lady was on the right track. The black American lady is on the wrong track.