I live in a community that is quite diverse because of the Japanese ran companies and Cummins Inc that is quite large and global. About 5 years ago my neighbors moved and a black american family moved in. Slick talking car salesman. We are butting heads to this day. For instance, just 4 days ago on the lake he tried to tell me I needed to throw a deep crankbait instead of my dropshot. Challenge accepted! We caught our limit and had a fish fry. He gets so mad when i shoot free throws and call nothing but net playing HORSE on his goal lol. Our boys are no different. Tied at the hip. They will be in kindergarten together. Cant wait to stand at the bus stop with him first day of school. Instead of building a privacy fence, i built a bridge so its safer for our little ones to climb over. When im told that its not good enough to say im not racist, is nonsense. I dont just love my neighbor because im supposed to. I love him and his family because they are great people and 5 years later would do anything we can for each other. Our children will be the same.
Not the right thread for it, go check out the numerous pages in the George Floyd thread. It’s not something that’s decided in one paragraph or one thread or even one day. But that thread should give you an idea at least of the reality that’s a divided America.
Work hard, get trained in a job field, do well in school, and stay out of trouble. That’s what it takes to be successful in this country. Everyone has the same opportunity to do those things. If your going to play the victim you probably won’t succerd.