I created this blog to raise awareness about life in America from a black perspective. Some might ask why I’m compelled to focus on race. The answer is simple, because if I don’t, they won’t.
Here’s why I care.
I am black and that places me in the minority population in the U.S. Our political, educational, health and criminal justice systems were created by people who didn’t look like me and who considered people of my race as non-equals. As we are now more than 50 years since the passing of the Civil Rights Act, I think America remains a racist society and hasn’t figured out how to provide blacks with equality of opportunity. Not to say that some of us can’t squeeze by. But by and large, as a race, we are yet to realize our full potential. No hand out is necessary, just understanding that institutions such as the ones previously mentioned have the ability to hinder our progress.
With that being said, my dream reader is anyone who gives anything I have to say on the subject a second thought. I’m comfortable with people disagreeing with me. It’s all a matter or perspective. I’m not trying to get people to change the way they think, just as long as they think.
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