Yes, I spoke with a black Civil Rights Activist (male) who was a chemist. He was talking about he didn't know where things "went wrong" and I told him...it was yalls kids. They contributed NOTHING to the progression of black people, but are the ones that complain the loudest. They became complacent.
Think about it:
If you were born from 1960 - 1970 you were 10, at the oldest, when your parents were fighting for equal rights.
This means your teenage years came about in the 80s and young adult hood in the 90s. Thanks for nothing, cause yall didn't do sheit. You didn't have to fight in wars. You didn't have to fight as nearly as hard for equal treatment. You really didn't have to do sheit but not phuck up. You, unlike our generation, did not live through a recession. You got the benefit of Bill....we (1980s - 1990s) lived through Bush.
Everything from the crack epidemic, heavy violence within the black community, general complacency, etc came from this era entirely. Even these ratchet hoes on tv (Love & Hip Hop etc) are mostly NOT in their 20s or even early 30s. The majority are pushing 40 and 50 years old. Even the Million Man March was orchestrated by our GRANDPARENTS generation. Those born in the 60s to 70s did not even bother to keep that up.
I think the younger generation is more focused on progression and success than our parents by far, the only thing I'm not liking is that I think we are, admittedly, more ignorant about racism and our culture than we should be, but hell, that's because our parents did not feel it was necessary to instill those values.
Edited by OhMyCurlz - Jul 03 2014 at 10:42am