Segregated seating at the Orange Bowl, 1955

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    https://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/KhI827JcGig0nQZLRvPjwxxJcSR8mW8uErdPZgDnYJG0kpRmIBYof5yOCVquXf-5gBoI-w=s0-d-e1-ft#http://i.imgur.com/rh8PIT0.jpg

    I do believe things have improved since then... Thoughts?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What? No response? Transfer this sucker to politics.

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        My first real job after graduating college, in a poor county in central Virginia, had segregated bathrooms.  The town (about 1000 people) had segregated bars and the seating in the only theater was segregated as well.

        For a young man coming from a small town in Oregon with two black families in the whole town it was a major shock.  Black skin was an oddity, a curiosity, much like a wheel chair or missing arm - not something that made people somehow inferior.

      2. gmwilliams profile image83
        gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Coming from a Black Woman:
        Of course, it has immeasurably improved since then.  In the South and some parts of the North, segregration was commonplace in the 1950s and often into the early 1960s.   There was spoken and unspoken segregation.   In the movie theatres before massive integration, Blacks sat in the upper balconies of theatres.  However, I NEVER experienced segregation, even when I visited my maternal grandparents in South Carolina(that was the early 1960s).  The only instances of segregation I saw was on television with Blacks in Alabama and Mississippi fighting horrendous discrimination for their Civil Rights.   

        Of course, Blacks have more freedom to live in integrated neighborhoods, more educational, and socioeconomic freedoms.  There are more Black middle, upper middle, and professional classes.   When I was growing up in the 1960s, middle class Blacks such as myself and my parents were few.  Besides being middle class Blacks, there is also an influx of upper class Blacks, no not only in the entertainment business but in higher level professional and executive arenas as well.   Yes, there are still residues of racism; however, the main problem regarding the progression of Blacks is THEMSELVES.   Yes, I have SAID it again.   Paradigm, why did YOU get ME started!

        There are some Blacks who subscribe to the victimology mindset and ideology.  They moaned that as Blacks, THE MAN is against them and they cannot get anywhere and boohoo it is because they are Black.   However, they are the ones who don't plan, organize, and strategize to improve themselves.  They want the good life but fail to realize that living a socioeconomic comfortable life requires planning and education.  They don't acknowledge this but instead want the easy way out or if they have more successful relatives, they want the latter to take care of them. 

        There are Blacks who do not believe in the principles of accountability and responsibility.  They want others to rescue them and to take them out of poverty.  If they move into an area, the area depreciates in time because they do not take care of the places they live.   These are the Blacks who inculcate their children with the premise that they do not have a chance of success because "it's not in the stars".   They further indoctrinate their children not to take education seriously, telling them that to pursue education is unrealistic and impractical for the latter.   They also tell their children to settle down socioeconomically and that life is a tenuous uphill struggle.  They feel that the odds are against them so why should they try thus the victimology cycle continues generation after generation.  Then there are the poverty pimps who exacerbate victimology among some Blacks.

        To get back on topic, even though Blacks have access to live in integrated or traditionally non-Black communities and neighborhoods, there are some instances in which Blacks have to fight to move into non-Black neighborhoods as many Caucasians are fearful that if a Black person or family move into non-Black neighborhoods, the property value will depreciate.

        Remember Caucasian flight in the mid-20th century- as more Blacks moved into traditionally non-Black neighborhoods, Caucasians became fearful and left the neighborhood in droves, fearing a decrease in property values.  They also felt uncomfortable among Blacks, preferring to live only among other Caucasians.  However, despite this, it is still better than what it has been overall.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Society continues to head in the right direction.

    Someday we will get there.

    Someday.

 
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