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I did acknowledge that racism was still alive and doing well up until the "60's, but I look around now at the racial landscape today and I see many blacks both men and women heading Corporations, both large and small, I see more and more of mixed race marriage's and relationships, blacks in Command positions in all branch's of the Armed Services, and of course politics, is this the by-product of "white privilege"? Things will never be perfect with everyone holding hands and singing Kumbya, and as long as there is free will ,people will always blame someone or something for their own shortcomings or failures. I have mentioned several times before that I am second generation born here , both sets of my Grandparents are island born, so although I now can be described as a White Hispanic, much to the laughter of my darker hued brothers and cousins BTW, thank you media for coining that description and Mr. Zimmerman, the fact remains I saw no white privilege as I was growing up in a non-white neighborhood of Phila. I also am aware that most of those Jim Crow laws were made by Democratic legislators and repealed by Republican Legislators, the Civil War was ended by a Republican as was the Emancipation proclamation written by a Republican, the early south was a cauldron of racial violence spurred on by Democrats, aligned with the Klan, those days are done , if not should we re-live and bring up the horrors that all European immigrants suffered during their early settlements, the Irish, Italians, Jews, ETC. All of these groups were subjected to the whims of the power elite of the day, what they did for the most part was to gain a certain skill set that was in demand or other higher forms of education to achieve success and they did not feel any sense of entitlement from the government.