The Cosmic Journeyman
- Sep 29, 2005
- Creative Industrialist
we have the first generation of black people gone backwards rather than forward.
the polarization within the community is a big cause.
we have a generation of blacks bent on self destruction.
not one person is willing to look inside.
i find it depressing.
How exactly has the present generation gone backwards?
They followed their parents who stressed to them the importance of voting, and in turn voted for Barack Obama on 2008 in record numbers.
They are the first generation since the passage of the voting rights act to bear the full brunt of the dismantling of affirmative action programs as well as being the first generation to live under the homeland security act which restricts their ability to travel and invest abroad. This generation also felt the burden of the 2008-2009 recession which resulted in a rapid decline of net Black individual and familial wealth. Which means a lot do not have the financial means to pursue higher education and are not able to secure living wages due to the financial meltdown.