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How can it be, in America, that a middle aged black man in Ferguson Missouri can state: "They've [young people of the community] been harassed more than we have," and make it ring true?

Asked by ibstubro (12523 points ) August 25th, 2014

Exact quote, “Adrian Ellis, 54, adds that young people in the community face harassment on a daily basis. “They’ve been harassed more than we have,” and source

Where did the Civil Rights Movement fall down?

When I was a kid, I assumed that my father was the last openly prejudiced man to walk the face of the Earth. That whites would hide any prejudice against blacks for a generation or two until the kids knew no prejudice. I guess, as a white kid, I assumed that racism was a white thing, that the Civil Rights movement would apply ‘the law of diminishing returns’ and create racial harmony.

Is there a way to get over the ‘blacks in America are pissed off’ and the ‘whites in America are scared of young blacks’ hump?

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