Curiously, what made me give up all interest in the problems of blacks was not their virulent racism, their horrendous rates of crime, or their parasitism.

The first comment is also prescient.  I had few interactions with blacks in my early life and for college ended up in Atlanta.  There, I had a black chemistry professor.  The two of us chatted a bit and both agreed that where we grew up, (we came from the same state) the belief was that the character of the person mattered.  In Atlanta, the first thing noticed was the skin color.  All else descended from the color.  That isn’t racism, but it is the foundation for the prejudices emanating presently.  If one judges the character of a person according to their behavior, the characteristics of quality will be promoted and valued.  (granted, there are those who value evil)  If one judges according to something about which the person has no control, what impetus is there to regulate behavior?  Sex is in that same box.  If one is judged according to the equipment between the legs, and not the ears, what impetus is there for better behavior towards the other sex?  Spiritually speaking, this is illustrated in the axiom – hate the sin, love the sinner.  Note the separation of behavior and person and acknowledgement of responsibility required of the individual.  The article noted how behavior has been ignored or permitted – as an illustration, how about pants not worn correctly?  You’re underpants are not attractive, and advertising for a sexual encounter is not considered proper civil manners.  Remember that this behavior started in prison – for that very purpose.  Culturally speaking, the degradation continues in the behavior allowed from a particular group.  I, for one, don’t have any good feelings of the long term implications for the country.  How many civil values, once destroyed, are refounded?

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