Barack Obama’s election win in 2008 was hailed by some as ushering in a post-racial age in the US. However, recent books and surveys have shown that black American progress has often either halted or declined.
From increasing segregation in the workplace, to hundreds of thousands of young black men in prison, to stuttering levels of black voting and a black middle class sent into reverse by the recession, the election of America’s first black president – and his fight to win a second term – seem to have had little impact on any of this.
Some of the most shocking revelations are detailed in a new book called Invisible Men by sociology professor Becky Pettit from the University of Washington. Pettit realised that many surveys conducted by government agencies exclude people in the prison population from their research and findings. When Pettit added them in, she found that it dramatically altered the picture of the status of black America, as the number of black Americans in jail is disproportionately high. About half of the 2.3 million people in US prisons are black.
The results of Pettit’s work, some argue, have exploded what she calls “the myth of black progress” since the civil rights era of the 1960s.
“This work dispels the notion that we live in a post-racial society. It not only deconstructs the myth of black progress, but also the myth of American progress overall,” said Inimai Chettiar, a director at the Brennan Centre for Justice at New York University’s school of law.
However, recent books and surveys have shown that black American progress has often either halted or declined
^I read this so much in papers and in magazines, but this isn’t true from a numbers and percentage standpoint.
This is a flat out lie. The number of blacks finishing college in today’s market are better than ever and blacks moving into decent positions in their career are at it’s highest point since the introduction of Affirmative Action. We may be getting outpaced as other cultures are revving up as well, but the notion that we are in a worse position since Obama is entirely false from a numbers standpoint alone.
Are any of you all worse off since Obama took office? Think about it.
Aggressive content and/or conditions begets aggresssive behavior. Eventually, the aggressors butt heads, and neither is willing to back down. It happens, and will continue to happen, audience or no audience.
There’s stipulations in this clause, I took down some top notch box in my reckless days. There has been 3 dimes who conversation was amazing, I was like fuck it mood called for some passionate love making.
But it was a 69 type deal though, $500 a night hotel room right time, right place type shit…never on no stripper or community property…I caught good girls feeling adventurous and went for mines.
If it’s not Gucci, Jeezy or Ross my dudes never heard of you.
I remember when Flight School dropped while I was on break from school, tried to play it in my man’s he called it some faggot hipster shit and threw on that GUcci “Shorty got an ass on her”….
the G-Unit boss fired back some shots in his direction. “French Montana you ain’t Sh!t boy. You out your league talking about me you hoe.i read your little interview what the fucx is you high,” he wrote. “French your Sh!t so weak you never had a song by your self fool. Ain’t nobody’s waiting to hear your verse. Girl.” French responded, “damnnn homie last year u was da mannnnn homieeeeeee wat da fuuuckkk happen to uuuuuu” and to stop wearing jean shorts.
Fif sent some fierce shots at French.. and french came back with the female ether, smh.