Your Italian ancestors here in the U.S. were a very unwanted minority. Italian immigrants were, let's see, wops, guineas, dagos, greaseballs, goombahs. They were segregated, disliked, derided and ridiculed. Know what they did? They worked hard, learned our language, educated their children and went on.
The Chinese in the U.S. wre a very unwanted minority. Chinese immigrants were chinks, slopes, nips. During the Gold Rush, Chinese girls were brought over and sold into slavery. Know what they did? They worked hard, learned our language, educated their children and went on.
Every immigrant group since The Pilgrims has been an unwanted minority.
Far too many blacks in the United States today don't educate their children and don't even learn our language. They are held back by their own prejudices, the prejudices of their spokesmen, and the opression of our entitlement programs just as surely as they were by their masters before the Emancipation Proclaimation. And it's their own fault.