naacp does not like conservative blacks

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    Doesn't matter which party you give credit to (or don't) I find it hard to believe you don't think Black people in this country are better off now than they were 50 years ago.
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    there are a lot of numbers out there hall that say different

    % of unemployed
    % of inmate population
    % of abortions
    black on black crime
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    People do the darnedest things ...... Germans "followed" Hitler, Americans voted for Obama, etc
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    But Bill, those "issues" are the fault of the white American conservative who's nothing more than a racist.
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    % of unemployment is difficult to look at by race over 50 years as before 1971, the statistic covered "Black and other." Since 1971, when Black was given its own category, the peak unemployment for the black population was actually over 30 years ago, in 1983, when it was nearly 20%. It is currently 10.7%. So yes, things do appear to have improved on that front.

    As far as black-on-black crime, both the victimization rate and the offender rate amongst the African American population has been steadily falling for 30 years. The offending rate is currently 24.8 per 100,000, whereas it was just short of 50 per 100,000 in 1980. The victimization rate has also declined. It was around 38-39 per 100,000 in the early 1980s, but has now fallen to just short of 20 per 100,000.

    Now if you look at a stat like income, African American household income has increased by 26.28% since the mid-to-late 1960s. By comparison, the increase in white household income has been around 12%. So again, things seem to have improved on that front.

    Incarceration is such a difficult measure as you do start to get mixed up in the insanity that are our drug laws. For much of the past couple of decades, you could hold 50x as much powder cocaine as somebody was holding crack and be sentenced to less time than the person holding the crack. Simple possession of crack carried a 5 year sentence. Of course, crack was a drug disproportionately used in black communities while powder cocaine was more used in white communities.
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    Promises.promises, that's all the dems have done for the black community the last 50 years.
    The next election, the dems will again be full of promises, the result of these promises,nil.
    Any progress the black community has been made has been on a national scale, which has affected both black and white.
    It it still a puzzlement to me, that any black that becomes wealthy in the entertainment or sports world is looked on as a hero, whereas a black becoming wealthy as a business owner, doctor, wall street investor and other occupations, is looked at as an Uncle Tom, if he professes a belief in the conservative or capitalistic system.

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