[QUOTE=Mean Bro Green;2841133]I feel that you are close but not quite correct in your assesment
let me counter with these thoughts my friend, there is a debt in this country the debt is due to every man woman and child of every creed that is a US citizen to treat them equally and fairly and not judged by 'the color of their skin but by the content of their character' that is the debt that this society created when they drafted the constitution
therfore this debt is applied to all members of this great nation, not just to blacks but to other groups as well, certainly the debt will be greater to some groups than others and it is up to this UNITED NATION to solve the debt in an equitable and fair manner that doesn't take away from any other group
I think that in theory that is freakin awesome, tell me how to do it though cuz I aint smart enough to figure it out. I don't think there is a government program that can be created to ease the racial issues per se, but hard work and revitalization of certain parts of the country will certainly help as will time. However I still think that it starts in education, poor white trash and poor black trash certainly don't get equal education as those in wealthier areas of the nation, in reality I think this country has shifted from being divided racially to being divided financially, that is our problem moving forward.[/QUOTE]
I am not smart enough either. But I think the answer has already presented itself: Time. Along with a healthy dose of self-determinationa nd personal responsabillity for what happens to ones culture from every day forward.
Kid today don't see things as even I did a mere decade ago. Race isn't the issue it was, and racism isn't the issue it was. as time passes, that becomes more so.
But when you have policies in place the remind everyone that the races ARE different, and must be treated differently, you defeat your own puposes of equallity. You remind (force) blacks to believe they are victims of oppression, even if they're not. and you victimize whites for crimes they never committed, hurting their lives, and making them angry and bitter and cynical about so-called equallity.