3 generations? Sounds good but then you realize that baby boomers are still alive. Which includes black men/women who lived in the middle of Jim Crow. The civil rights act was passed 54 years ago. Before that there was almost 100 years of Jim Crow. And before that there was 200+ years of slavery in America.
I don’t understand the thought that suddenly after the emancipation proclamation… black would would be able to function in a society that sold them like cattle?
I don’t understand the thought that suddenly, after the civil rights act, that black people would suddenly be able to prosperous after being segregated, jailed at a higher rate, having less access to schools, jobs, a wealth generation would suddenly be able to catch-up to their white male counterparts.
It’s like starting a 400 meter dash and the black person in the race gets told to start in the locker room.
There is this gross misconception that when black people bring up the very recent past, that they want a hand out or want pity. That is not true for most, most just want that respected and that we all seeks to learn from it and prevent it.
Centuries of oppression won’t be erased in 54 years.