Slavery! Broken Treaties! Genocide! Manifest Destiny! Trail of Tears! Dred Scott! Segregation! Chinese Exclusion Act! Japanese Internment Camps!
All these things prevent black and brown people from having equal opportunities! Somehow…. in the stupidest little video you’ve ever seen!
Personally, I don’t think the Chinese Exclusion Act and Japanese Internment camps should be included in that little list because East-Asian Americans tend to overachieve compared to other groups. Chinese Exclusion Act and Japanese Internment Camps somehow haven’t prevented people of Chinese and Japanese ancestry from being over-represented in higher-education and high-skilled jobs. Its a little odd ain’t it how the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) and Japanese Internment (1944) don’t prevent Chinese and Japanese people today from being successful.
Anyway, that stupid little video would be much better, I reckon, if among the list of flying words were: Average IQ of 85, and High Time Preference. It would be a pretty nifty video then.
I don’t even know what some of the things are: Trail of Tears? It sounds like a volume of A Song of Fire and Ice. Dred Scott?
Okay… I looked them up. Trail of tears isn’t, it turns out, a book nor is it a band from the 1980s. Turns out it was a policy of removing native Americans. It happened in 1839, so, yeah… it is definitely why Native Americans have such high rates of Alcoholism almost 200 years later.
Dred Scott was a Supreme Court Case where a slave, Dred Scott, sued for his freedom. Anyway, that happened in the 1850s. Its weird ain’t it how this stuff from the 1800s keeps preventing people from achieving simple things such as stable income, stable family, literacy, and not being a criminal.
I know the reason I’m a drunk underachiever is because I’m still pissed off about the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. Its Bismark’s fault I haven’t got a Ferrari. The bastard!
If it wasn’t for this guy I’d have a Ferrari by now!