It is way past the time that people question the statistics put forth about Blacks in America.
- There are more Black men in jail than in college -- Most of the Black men in college are between the ages of 18-23. So is the comparison of Black men in jail, only for that age range or ALL Black men in jail?
- The Black church is important to Black politics -- How many Black churches are in the "big city" near your area? How many politicians visit how many Black churches in the "big city" near your area? Do the simple math. Are Blacks affected by the preacher saying vote for candidate X?
- The "Acting White" charge is prevalent with Black students -- My first question is, if this is the case, why are there more Black students in college? Next, I would ask you to do the following Google searches:
- "Acting white" fryer torelli
- "Acting white" phillip cook jens ludwig
- "acting white"
- Most Blacks are poor -- The statistics don't back that up at all.
- Most Blacks are middle class -- Let's define what is "middle class" and then account for the standard of living for Blacks in a region. That's probably a better gage.
- Blacks blame "the man" for Blacks' problems -- That's not a statistic, it's a "trueism" that I think isn't true. I remember seeing the results of a poll that asked what are the most pressing things for Blacks today. The results had education, jobs, family structure, and crime at the top of the list. If I recall correctly, racism was not among the problems that needed to be addressed. The "Contract with Black America" that Tavis Smiley et al pulled off, seems to back up my assertion. But, again, question it.
There are more. I forgot what I wanted to mention because real life called for 6 hours or so.
The general idea is, "question" don't accept.