It's been 60 years since the Civil Rights era and it we'll be saying the same thing in 60 years. The new trend now is "the wealth gap." This doesn't explain how poor whites (like myself) can break out of the working class in a generation. Legions of immigrants did this in the 20th century. But folks keep going on about the GI Bill and Redlining.

Look at the poverty rates in NYC, and you'll see Asian immigrants are poorer than black or Latino communities. Yet they represent 60% of the students in magnet schools.

Indeed, immigrants who came here from Vietnam, Cambodia, Nigeria, or even war-torn Bosnia are able to succeed in a generation, often doing better than white families who have geneology going back to the Civil War. Why? Because they took advantage of American capitalism, rather than make excuses and railed against insitutions as "systemically racist."

Answer this: Since when did making excuses, which is what many critical theorists do, make anyone money?

There are groups around the world who could call for "reparations" but anyone who thinks it will magically wipe out "wealth disparities" is fooling themselves. Investing in education, not having out-of-wedlock births, and staying out of jail are solutions. Alas, that would take a level of personal responsibilty that's out of fashion these days.

As Glenn Loury says, "No one is coming to save you."

SOURCES:

Glenn Loury and John McWhorter on reparations:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng17zdMqEaQ

"STUDY SHOWS AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS IN US DO WELL, DESPITE DIFFERENCES AMONG THEM"

https://news.ku.edu/2020/06/18/study-shows-african-immigrants-do-well-despite-differences-among-them

White privilege? The gap between median income of Asians and Whites in America is as large as the gap between Whites and Blacks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_groups_in_the_United_States_by_household_income

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David Shuey

David Shuey

Writer. Researcher. Designer. Human seeking better outcomes. Also searching for relevant facts and logical arguments above expedient or politial narratives.