I don't know. I'm in between those years and some of us did do a lot. Y'all lived thru Bush but we lived thru Regan and they learned all their bull from him. That was the beginning. You can't tell me that a lot of that crap that happened in the 80s wasn't carefully orchestrated. I think the progress people were trying to make was brought to a screeching halt by a lot of circumstances put in place. No one will tell me the crack epidemic and the turn that rap music has taken isn't all too convenient. Just knowing how they infilitrated every organization that was for our betterment makes me know otherwise.
I think people who were teens in the 80s were also less worried about fitting in with white folks than this younger generation is as well. I went to school in Brooklyn in the 80s and if you went in the wrong neighborhood there were actual race riots in/at the schools and people being chased out of neighborhoods by angry mobs of GROWN ASS white folks. if you know someone in their 40's from Brooklyn ask them about Hudde or Bildersee or Roy H. Mann. We lived through that. Whole neighborhoods selling their houses because 3 black families moved in and it was not "our neighborhood" anymore.
In my 20s I particiapted in a lot of activism first hand. I was actually there when Al Sharpton got stabbed. I think, as usual, when white people see progress they put in motion circumstances to stop it. I see the younger generations as being a lot worse than we were in a lot of ways.
I'm not considered a baby boomer tho. I am actually part of Gen X.
Edited by whosbotheringme - Jul 03 2014 at 11:57am