What do you think about the post-Black mindset, consciousness, & psychology perm

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  1. gmwilliams profile image80
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    What do you think about the post-Black mindset, consciousness, & psychology permeating among certain

    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.


  2. Sri T profile image78
    Sri Tposted 3 years ago

    There are good people in the world and bad people. Each person has to sort them out. It's not the race that matters, rather it is the character of the person. Also, a person cannot go through life with a tainted few of people because of the negative past or personal experiences. If a person looks for faults, they will find them, because people are not perfect. People can succeed if they have found the Higher principle within them. It has all the strength they need. In most cases, a person is mostly dealing with their own thoughts, opinions and feelings. What do you think you see is the question. A lot of people download so much of the past wrongs and seem to enjoy carrying it for some reason. They go to movies about the struggles of the past. Those movies will keep coming forever. That generation's mantra is "never forget". Which is exactly what they should do if they want to be free of the burdens of negative thoughts. The mind has to be kept clean. The eastern teachers say, if you don't carry any baggage, you can get through life much easier. Unfortunately, some people are so deep into the history and endoctrinated into literature of past movements, rebel organizations, and follow teachers who preach anger and hate, that they paint themselves in a corner. Then when they go out in the world, they can't see any good people. Anybody who can condemn a whole race of people, and not see any good, has a contaminated mind. There are a lot of people in America like that. If they never met any of the good people, then they are confined to the news, the past, experiences, imagination and hearsay. They will have the old, 'chip on their should' and have very few opportunities for massive success, because people help people. No matter who you are, you need help from other people. No matter what race you are, you still have to sort out, and find the "right" people who can and will help you. If a person should meet the wrong people, they have to clear their mind of the experiences and be strong enough, and wise enough to go beyond them. Keep going forward until they find the right ones. Wisdom is priceless, keep collecting it. Do what the winners do. That rule is the same for everybody. If you can overcome yourself, the inner (negative thoughts, feelings and habits), you can overcome the world, because your thoughts are your world. Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. In other words, the Divine Power (Spiritual Power) is within. Turn to that! The eastern teachers have made that very clear for thousands of years.

    1. jonnycomelately profile image81
      jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So wisely put and enlightened, Sri T.   Thank you.

  3. pagesvoice profile image85
    pagesvoiceposted 3 years ago

    I have no idea what African Americans you have heard claiming racism is a thing of the past because it is in the forefront now more than anytime since the post Civil Rights movement. Racism never really went away, rather it just treaded water with only the eyes of hatred showing. However, once President Obama took office the true colors (yes, pun intended) of many reared their ugliness and surfaced with a vengeance. No! Racism is alive and growing and quite frankly, it sickens me.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Racism and other forms of discrimination will always exist within mankind. However it's idiotic to believe there has been no progress!
    Not only are there more black millionaires than ever before there are also black CEOs of major corporations; Ursula Burns (Xerox), Kenneth I. Chenault (American Express), Donald Thompson (McDonalds), James D. White (Jamba Juice) Kenneth C. Frazier (Merck & Co., Inc), Most of these are Fortune 500 companies!
    Robert L. Johnson became the first African American Billionaire when he sold BET  to Viacom in 2001, Oprah Winfrey is a billionaire, Magic Johnson owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, Michael Jordan owns the Charlotte Hornets, Rapper Dr. Dre sold his Beats Audio to Apple for $3 Billion, Shonda Rhimes owns Thursday night TV on ABC with "Grey's Anatomy", "Scandal", and "How to Get Away With Murder", Those are just a few examples of successful blacks living a life that nobody could have imagined during the slavery and pre civil rights eras. There are also many unknown black millionaires as well.
    Having said all of that if we're being completely honest the "1%" is just that. The vast majority of people (regardless of their race) aren't millionaires and billionaires! The above examples prove it's possible!
    People who refuse to acknowledge the progress made over the years do so because if they did admit things were better they'd have to look in the mirror and (hold themselves responsible) for not having the kind of life they want!

    1. Sri T profile image78
      Sri Tposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The reality is, nobody can stop anybody now because people always want to make millions of dollars. It's so much info available to become rich now. The basic rule is, work with good people and bypass the bad people. The Infinite is greater than men.

    2. pagesvoice profile image85
      pagesvoiceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Sri T profile image78
      Sri Tposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. pagesvoice profile image85
      pagesvoiceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    6. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.smile


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