I agree with what you say. Racism exists, in all directions towards all types of people. As does the lack of respect and common courtesy towards everyone.I for one don’t believe systemic racism exists anymore. Racism absolutely exists but the notion it is systemic is wrong. I think a lot of the problems we are seeing is as a result of systemic racism that used to exist plus some additional issues.
When issues are raised such as the disparity in education, healthcare life expectancy etc that is really a disparity that has a root cause of wealth not race. IMO we have to address the issue around poverty and the issues that are resulting in people not being as affluent as others. I would point out here that I am not a supporter of using social welfare to achieve this, because the people most negatively impacted by that are the middle class those who have recently lifted themselves out of poverty.
The US is fixated on college degrees and that is an item that certainly needs to be addressed. Either by acknowledging that academics aren’t the only path for success or changing the culture within US business that you are only worthwhile if you have a degree. I moved to the US 9 years ago from the U.K. and come from a poor family. As soon as I was able I had to go to work so I could contribute to the family. I have worked my way up in my industry (I.T.) over the past 35 years an now manage a team of close to 600 people. Yes I have applied for jobs in the US and not even obtained an interview because I don’t have a college degree (direct feedback from company HR on multiple occasions). That is simply stupid.
My youngest son will be the first person in our family to attend college (USCGA).
My point is that it is poverty that needs addressing and the factors that continue to keep some people unable to lift themselves from its grip.
Completely agree especially if you are provided with the excuse of “The world is against you, you will never achieve anything no matter how hard you try”However, in my opinion poverty is like debt and addiction. It most instances you can fight it and overcome it. It takes hard work and a long time, maybe even beyond a persons lifetime. To most people it is easier to just say this is who I am, give up the fight, and complain about it. Thereby pulling the generation after them down the same hole with the same or worse mentality.
My mistake was mentioning Wallace - replace that with Eisenhower sending the Army into Little RockKennedy federalized the state's National Guard.
Though only three stars, General Flynn is also on my list.Of all the top Admirals and Generals over the last 10 years I would love to interview Admiral Rogers who secretly broke ranks and went to President elect Trump and told him most of DC is after you and spying on you. I think Mattis is part of the so called deep state but I could be wrong. I really would like to talk to Admiral Rogers though. He basically went into hiding after that. I believe these racial issues along with COVID -19 are mostly manufactured in attempt to get rid of Trump. I also believe before Trump even took office Admiral Rogers was the only top official to become appalled by the beginning of what would be the Russia collusion scandal. I think Mattis is part of the other side that none of us here know about.
Admiral Rogers will not comment about what he did back in Dec 2016. Guess if he did they would ruin him!