In 2010, where is Black America? Are we better off? It's the best of times and the worse of times, a double tale of one people. American politics has fooled Black America.
Historically Black America has been in a constant state of proof of worthiness of American citizenry fromt he days of slavery, that peculiar institiution. There have always been societal questions of acceptance on the Black American existence. Are we considered humans? How much Black blooks constitute the racial make up? Should the races be allowed to mix? Shoud we e allowed to read? Should we be allowed to vote? Should we be allowed to marry?
Racism has changed throughout the years, but we are far away from what Nelson Mandela calls "race neutral." After the Black presidency, will Black America be better off because Presient Obama was in the White House. will theeducaton gap lessen? Will Black males have lessened in the jail cells? Will Black busineses increased in number and profits? Will more Black be on corporte boards? I think the answer to all of these questins is a resounding no.
The quality of Black life, at large, does not appear to be improving. black outh are more violent than ever as they shoot up the streets from uniformed policement to classmates, to staand by infants. The kids have dummed down. Black education is divided being private and public. Black businesses are suffering. Many Black politicans have gone silent and appear afraid to use their power for fear of shut down or trump up charges on something silly.
Racism in America changes like fahsin, but it exists. You hear in it the popular statements, like, "Let's take our country back? Bak frm where? This is still the basic far of the black man, even when dressed in a suit.
What improvements will be made to the system because of a Black president by white men. It appears nothing. There is no increase or gain for Black America other than image an daperceptin. The presidency has disasociated from the civil rights people make them seem like historical throw backs with a total disregard for their hard work, good deeds and efforts.
In private quarters, we raise the question, are we better off - better off with integregation or segregation, better off with the politician, better off with the Black president or not. What do you think? Has Black America improved with a Black president? Where is Black America in 2010?