Imagine a society where one group of people was routinely advantaged over another for hundreds of years. I know it’s a stretch, but give it a shot.
The first group was afforded legal opportunities off-limits to others — including the right to own members of the second group, keep them in bondage, and beat or kill them with impunity if they sought to escape bondage.
And even after this was no longer allowed, for another hundred years, they were favored over the second group in every arena of life: jobs, education, housing access, health care availability, the justice system, and especially voting.
Members of the second group were unable primarily to accumulate assets and pass them down to their kids. They were not eligible for Social Security for decades and the GI Bill was "off-limits" to them.
They could not procure homes in neighborhoods where home values were continuously increasing.
They were placed in schools with insufficient resources and relegated to the lowest rung jobs, with few exceptions. And all of this was legal. They were subjected to a "poll tax" and "impossible to pass literacy tests" just to vote., also legal.
When challenged, those who deny the ongoing problem of racism respond “PROVE IT” as if America has always been a land of equal opportunity and good faith. Show us clear and convincing evidence, they say, of discrimination in housing, jobs, schooling, the justice system, and voting.
THE TRUTH! AND AS WE KNOW...AND HAS BEEN PROVEN, AND RACIST WHITE AMERICA CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.