How Many Times And How Loud Can I Say, “AMEN!”

This idea, reverse integration, is not a new thought for me.  Let me quote from Adam, The Altaic Ring & “The Children of the Sun,” first published in 1987.

The real tragedy of the educational developments was that many in black America handed the rope to the hangman.  We engaged in a misguided exercise called the Civil Rights Movement, hereinafter referred to as “the movement” that set back development and progress in black America several generations.  The focus was to integrate the schools.  It was a tragedy of a very high order.

Now for a snipet from the MUST READ link:

There was a socioeconomic aftereffect in the era of integration that has had a long-term negative impact on minority neighborhoods. Blacks en masse abandoned their neighborhoods, businesses and schools in search of nicer homes, equal employment and better education promised if they were allowed access to privileges afforded whites.

The sad epilogue of integration is a tale of “white flight” to mostly all-white suburbs; segregated, under-funded public schools and unbalanced minority high school dropout rates and poverty and crime in neighborhoods that resemble Third World war zones.

Integration was and is a laudable goal but the application was flawed and devastating. Gone were teachers who lived in the same area as their students. Mom & pop stores, black owned restaurants, hotels, grocers and other businesses that catered to a demographic denied access to white-owned establishments all but disappeared. Gone, too, were examples of legal, in-the-hood commerce, middle class black families and the sanctity of “community.”

Wholesale abandonment of black communities nationwide was too big a price to pay for the long-denied rewards of living and working amongst white people. It seems to me that the only redress is a collective return to these areas.


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