Again, the simple fact of the matter is that they were doing just fine for themselves right up until the mid Twentieth Century. As a matter of fact, they were on the fast track to success, like any other immigrant or minority group.Originally Posted by Cardinal
They only began to backslide after the 1970s, when the Great Society Program sent Government dependency shooting through the roof, the political idea of "black victim-hood" came into vogue, and the structure of black families began to break down.
Every immigrant group to enter the United States has had to give up their culture, language, and old country family structure (or at least they did, before 'multi-culturalism' became all the rage) in order to integrate into American society. They all managed to succeed in spite of it.
I'm sorry, but "we were slaves a couple of hundred years ago" simply isn't a valid excuse for current under-performance.