Prejudice is in all of us, but prejudice employed as a governing structure is something different.In American History class you learned about slavery and Jim Crow, but sadly you were taught that figures like Martin Luther King Jr.and Rosa Parks eradicated an entire 200-year history of oppression, discrimination and segregation.
Search: Black/White wealth gap, redlining, “White flight,” subprime mortgages and black families, discriminatory sentencing practices, occupational overcrowding, workplace discrimination, employment discrimination, mandatory minimum sentences and in-school segregation to start.Here are some highlights: The median wealth gap difference between a white family and a black family is ,000.One in 9 black children has an incarcerated parent compared to 1 in 57 2hite children. (Refer to your “redlining” Google search.) About your neighborhood again: Displacing people of color much? Think about the schools you went to and the classes you had. (Refer to your Google search for “school segregation/in-school segregation.”) We do not refer to the 200 years of free labor provided by enslaved blacks as charity.Some women have dreamed of being married since the age of baby dolls and pigtails, so once they begin dating, every guy becomes a potential Prince Charming.As romantic as the notion of marriage may be, most people don’t stop to think if they are actually “marriage material.” Many think that simply because you fall in love and date for a year or two, marriage is the natural next step – but it’s not for everyone.
If you DO decide that marriage is in your future, make sure you’re honest with yourself about what you bring to the table.
After all, you can’t attract a man who possesses the traits of a good husband if you don’t display those traits yourself (and of course the same applies to men).
If you’re unsure, these signs may indicate that you may not make a good wife – and have some work to do on yourself before you walk the aisle.
Melanin Monday's @tkdaisy6 ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 @melaninmonday @melaninthing @#blackgirlmagic #afrohair #loveyourskin #problack #blackgirl#africanqueen #blackgirlskillingit #blackbeauty#blackisbeautiful #blacklivesmatter #melaninpoppin#melaninonfleek #loveyourhair #melanin #curlygirl#blacklove #curlyfro #kinkyhair #teamnaturalhair #afropuff#brownskin #blackwoman #blackwomen #afrocentric#naturalhairdaily #blackqueen #blackpeople#beautifulineveryshade #lightskin #naturalista A photo posted by Nana Ankamah 🇬🇭 (@nana.jpeg) on The statements “but I don’t see color” or “I never care about color” do not help to build a case against systemic racism. Until people of color colonize, dominate and enslave the populations of the planet in the name of “superiority,” create standards of beauty based on their own colored definition, enact a system where only people of color benefit on a large-scale, and finally pretend like said system no longer exists, there is no such thing as reverse racism.
By this logic, the success of Frederick Douglass or Amanda America Dickson during the 19th century would be grounds for disproving slavery.
Oprah, or Tiger Woods, or President Obama) is never a valid argument against the existence of racism.