*This stream of thought permits me a “terse” American cultural comparison between the past and contemporary society. Am I the only one who notices?
Social violence of whites and blacks have disturbing similarities.
Pre-1960’s through early 1980’s:
- Blacks find white hooded culture, (Ku Klux Klan), intimidating.
- White’s didn’t want Blacks going to their Public Schools.
- White youth groups, (i.e. gangs [Chicago’s Gaylords]), harassed and threatened Blacks from crossing street boundaries. Resorted to violence at times.
- White Flight; most whites left the city, for the suburbs, leaving a poor tax base. No revenue for resources.
1990’s through early 21st century:
- Blacks find Hip Hop hoodie culture malevolent and intimidating, at times.
- Black communities don’t want privately run charter schools closing down and taking control of neighborhood Public Schools.
- Black youth groups, (i.e. gangs or cliques), harass and intimidate other Blacks from crossing street boundaries. They have been using violence ever since.
- Due to high incarceration, (county jails & prisons), and high home foreclosures, Black communities are losing residents. These plus unemployment and poverty creates a poor tax base. No revenue for resources. [Chicago’s Black citizens have been in decline].
I can’t think of any more examples now. But I’m sure I’ll notice more in the future. But seriously, am I the only one who notices?
THAT’S MY POINT OF VIEW.