From: Glasgow, Scotland
We are going to get limited insights into the reality of racism in America from a demographic that is predominantly made up of older white, male and middle class.
Amusingly enough, that tends to be the exact same demographic that has the least exposure to racism and discrimination.
What a surprise, looking at some of the contributions
As a middle age white man in Jackson, Mississippi I fill compelled to share some observations about the reality on the ground in the south between African-Americans and white people. Are there strains, yes, sure old wounds take time to heal. For the most part, we live together in harmony with our neighbors our co-workers. We shop and eat, well use to eat, at the same places. We go to the same fishing holes. Our kids go to school together, play on the same teams together. These are friends, we share church pews together. So, while I as a middle aged white male, may not have the exact same perspective as my AA neighbor, we are all in this living and working together in peace and harmony as we are commanded. So, I’d rather not have someone with zero perspective, say from Scotland, chime in on the matter. Most of us Southerners, black and white, are working towards loving thy neighbor.
Did you ask, or is all this just assumption on your part?
Also, did they ever get round to removing the statue to the Confederate slave state from the University of Mississippi?
What about the other fifty odd memorials across the state? https://www.splcenter.org/20190201/whose-heritage-public-symbols-confederacy
As for me being from Glasgow and having zero insight, you might be surprised. We've had the problem since before America was even a country, and we've still the same problem today.
Then you've Northern Ireland, which, frankly, is in a league of its own.
But yes, what could I possibly comprehend about racism from far off Glasgow