Let's talk about it, instead of pretending this is still the party that cares about civil rights
I'm still learning. My white family benefited from 1930s WPA, CCC, that saved Papa's farm. They got the great 1950s VA school money after WWII and Korea. They got great union jobs even those with no education... Enough to buy homes with one income. Blacks picked up our garbage cans from behind our homes. As ignorant kid I thought they just wanted that kind of job. When the first black kid entered our 5th grade he was in several fights. I assumed he started them. I had sooo much to learn. Finally in the military my first assistant was black. Against all the media pimp and gang teachings...he was great in every way. I was learning. This was happening every duty station. I was so impressed, shocked, confused..when there were no black officers or volunteers for black history month cgaurman in Puerto Rico, I volunteered. At the first meeting a young black asked "what was I doing here". I said I wanted to learn. They let me learn soon much. It was soon fun. When I got toTallahassee I hired the very best students from TCU as assistants. One was valedictorian of high school and TCU . She had a free scholarship to UF but didn't go. I didn’t probe but wondered if her family had minimal wealth that prevented her since it still cost a fortune even with scholarship. My family didn't directly help me much since then we could work summers to pay for college, but I always knew they were financialy secure and could help if needed. Maybe my assistants family weren't as secure (since they never had the white subsidies we had) and needed her income. Anyways I am still learning about sooo many ways that blacks didn't get what my family got. When there is talk of reparations, it seems fair to at the very least government should provide what benefited from. Many whites say they didn't get help or inheritance. When of my parents died I didn't inherit much BUT I never had to help them financially. I remember in Puerto Navy a family with several kids regularly after church went to the fancy Conquistador Resort to swim...without paying. No one ever asked. A black couple STAYING there got arrested. All us whites have SOOO much to learn (CRT is needed!!!). I have asked if any black men my age, 69, wanted to write our history together, with a goal to show each way we were hurt or benefited from our race. Just before college, I was stopped by police for supposedly going 36 in a 25 zone. I was p
Thank you, Shelby. Well said both Parties have issues.