Please be aware that i'm speaking very globally here.
All right. Here goes. Since arriving in America in 86 i noticed alot of things. I have not been shaped by the American system so my view point is a little different and i think i see things for what they are. At least i hope im not delusional.
Let's talk about the various immigrant groups entering the USA for a while now.
- Indians - That country has a long long history of oppression and domination by the ruling class. The Poverty is astounding and the British colonialism did a number on those people including wholesale slaughter. They are dark skinned, speak funny and regarded as unclean and smelly. That's the Indian stereotype. There is certainly enough about them to have the average racist of any race dislike them.
I see them being VERY successful in America. Alot of Indians even in their 40's will start a university here. They work very hard, take chances and start alot of businesses. So they try to move up on the educational and business front. They don't bitch, just stay quiet and work hard. Funny how despite the fierce "keep minorities down" racism, the indian immigrants are being very successful.
The Asians are the same group. Very successful. No time to be involved in stupid racial crap. They work hard, educate and also start businesses. Hard work is the common theme here. Noone can argue with the success of those minority groups.
The reason they are successful is because they did not grow up here in the USA. they were not PUMPED full of shit about them being marginalized and that allowed them to keep a mind set free of limitations. So their success is apparent, despite their awareness that there IS racism against them. It rolls of their backs.
African black men also come here and can move up very quickly. They also value education and hard work. African black people incidentally hate American Black People. Why? they feel they are lazy and do nothing but bitch about the white man. The Africans don't. Why? They didn't grow up in the USA.
The USA has a long history of keeping the Black man down. I feel the latest and most effective method recently is constantly reminding about racism, constantly reminding it still exists, constantly reminding how blacks are marginalized, not educated, coming from single parent houses etc etc... Consider a black kid growing up and watching that.
When his little mind is still shaping and developing and getting it's first impression of the world. That's when he gets hit with, You're black, everyone hates you and going anywhere in life will be fraught with closed doors.
The first time he will see a white man, mistrust and a separation of races is initiated.
I've had a few black guys tell me how they felt about white people when they were kids. They told me about their hatred of white people that has stayed with them for life now, why? Because they watched Kunta Kinte on Roots. So the historical education enlightened them to hate.
For Black people to be helped and to be pulled up, some things IMO are best forgotten and relegated to obscurity. Of course the paradox is that we feel that if we don't learn history we'll repeat it. I feel that in certain instances it can also keep you living IN History and preventing you from moving forward.
The current system only serves to perpetuate the current status. Do you agree? Do you see it? Or am i off the wall?
Im all for a clean slate. That's why we came to USA. Everyone starts off equal.