Black Americans in the 21st century? There are some Black Americans who strongly contend that the issue of anti-Black racism is one of the past. They maintain that Blacks have more educational & socioeconomic opportunities than ever before. They further cite notables such as Oprah, Condoleezza Rice, President Barack Obama, and other luminaries who have succeeded phenomenally in spite of their race. They contend that many Black Americans use racism as a subterfuge to discuss their inherent negative character & to have what in their purview, a non-achievement mentality & consciousness.
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Nobody said there has not been some progress in race relations. Also, just because some African Americans have become successful and wealthy does not negate the fact bias, simple mindedness and racism still exists. The struggle continues.
The only obstacle is in one's own mind. The whole world can be transcended to the point where only Spiritual Consciouness exists. In the state, whatever you create with your thoughts is yours. Humans become mere illusions. Only concepts of the mind.
pagesvoice, Did you notice my first statement!? "Racism and other forms of discrimination will always exist within mankind."
Speaking as an African American I can assure you there are many blacks who will claim things haven't (really) improved.
Apparently you neglected to read the first sentence of my reply addressing the first sentence of your statement. I've been a Civil Rights advocate since the 1950s and loathe how we are slipping backwards once again.
pagesvoice, Your first sentence in response to (my answer) was: "Nobody said there has not been some progress in race relations." I disagree with you because I've personally heard people claim things aren't any better and then I (remind) them.:)
So wisely put and enlightened, Sri T. Thank you.