Essay on Racial Inequality Between Blacks And Whites

1460 Words Sep 21st, 2016 6 Pages
Conversations in the United States regarding racial inequality between blacks and whites are incredibly divisive. That is logical because one side must blame, while the other rebuts, and vice versa, until the discourse resentfully ends and no progress has been made. The chasm on opinions exists because whites are fundamentally incapable of understanding the plight of blacks unless they are well-educated. However, it’s difficult for whites to be well-educated, in context, given that the historical narrative being taught across the country is intentionally void of critical information regarding the black experience. Therefore, whites remain oblivious to the black struggle unless they either have intimate relationships with blacks who enlighten them or they conduct their own research. Thus, when blacks speak out about injustice, whites are often quick to dismiss them, thereby exposing their ignorance and a myriad of surreptitiously racist views. For instance, last year, when former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones posted a series of tweets showing support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, a fan responded by saying, “Worry about getting us fans another championship… Stay out of this bullshit. #GoBucks”. Jones brilliantly replied, “Sorry Mr master, I aints allow to tweet nothing but foolsball stuff I donts want you think I more than a foots ball playa sir”. Similarly, Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, recently elected to sit or kneel during the…

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