Can someone — anyone — counter the following simple assertion?
“There are, demonstrably, no more obstacles impeding a black person’s success in America, than there are impeding any other person.“
Note the key word in that phrase: Demonstrably.
By the way, I can think of a very significant impediment to black success in America that is, again demonstrably, not in the path of white people. That impediment is: the leftist lie that black people can’t succeed in America because of white racism.
However, it strikes me, and I could be wrong here: that is an impediment one chooses to impose upon oneself; an obstacle that one could shuck off just as easily as one sheds a ratty old sweater.
So, absent the major impediment to black Americans’ success — leftist hostility — is there anything else that would indicate that black Americans have more obstacles in their path than white people?
Note: I should remark that I’ve posed this question on numerous occasions, on numerous blogs, in social media, in various publications. No one has ever taken me up seriously on the assertion.
Plenty have said that the conclusion is wrong. No one has offered any evidence, logic, reasoning, thinking that would support the idea that the conclusion is wrong.(1)
On second thought, that’s not completely true either. Some have put forward notions supporting the conclusion that the major obstacle in the path of black success in America is, indeed, leftist hostility. They didn’t know they were doing it, but they were.
For example: some have mentioned the widespread belier that “it’s open season on young black men in America,” and things like “the cops are killing unarmed black men.”
Both of these notions are patently false. Outside of America’s major cities, a black American runs no more risk to his or her safety than any other ethnicity.
The American Left is tirelessly promoting the above two false premises. There can be only one reason for which they would do that: Opposition to black success in America or, more succinctly stated: Leftist hostility toward black Americans.
(1) That’s a serious problem in America today: Lots of people just say things. Things that are often flat-out false, but that the media and others take as true without questioning… because they support a preferred narrative.