In American history from 1865 (after the Civil War) onward … the Negro race was in fact FREE … free as a distinct people could possibly get. They were free to build their own towns, cities, businesses, industries, tax base, political environments, etc. ; or, if they truly felt oppressed they were also FREE to colonize a place in America (e.g. like the Mormons).
EARLY 1960s– NEGROES BEGIN THEIR DESPERATE EFFORT TO ACHIEVE INTEGRATION … BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
The recognized “Americans” ( White Christians) and the Negro race were two distinctly different people that had always lived and worked separately throughout their respective histories in America (up until 1964). However, one should not be offended by this color line. ONE distinct people living and working separate from another distinct people was not just the established norm in American history but also human history as well. As for the legality of the two racial groups living and working separately, there were no Constitutional laws requiring racial integration. Bottom line: The Negro race was NOT suffering an injustice because the Americans required separate living and working environments – a color line.
The Negro’s plea for integration, which began in earnest around 1960, was in fact something unprecedented in the annals of human history (it was entirely orchestrated by White Liberals), and was also the WORST case scenario manifesting for most Americans. The Negro race was supposed to live within the structure and confines of its own group. Human history and, indeed, the social constructs that define human nature, dictated this reality. This separation (from 1865 to 1964) was expected to give the Negro race the necessary opportunity to develop their own way of life, their own distinct culture and, most importantly, their own status environments (the creation of their own political & economic arenas), which would give them a feeling of self-reliance and empowerment over the lives of their people. However, with the determined plea by the Negro race for across-the board integration rights (circa 1960 to 1968), it clearly signaled they were now prepared, and ultimately became very resolved, to abandon their human requirement to be a self-reliant people – something they never did accomplish in their entire history on the American continent.
In 1964, White Christian males DID THE UNTHINKABLE:: with no quid pro quo they granted the Negro race compulsory integration rights into their economic arena (Civil Rights Act). In other words, white males were now going to be forced to submit to a new law requiring them to nullify race in their status environments. A first in human history. 1
Then, in 1965, White Christian males DID ANOTHER INCREDIBLE THING, and also unprecedented in human history:: again, with no quid pro quo they granted the Negro – with the Voting Rights Act – access to all their political environments (federal, state, local). No people had ever done this for another people!
And one final clarification here. After the Civil War and the complete emancipation of the Black race and all the way up until 1964, Black males in America DID NOT “suffer discrimination” in a pejorative sense. What they faced was a completely normal human condition called Historical Group Recognition (HGR). In other words, throughout human history male groups (males racially, linguistically and religiously similar) created their own status environments and reserved entry into these environments for members of their own male group (males racially, linguistically and religiously similar). Blacks also practiced HGR prior to 1964. Few examples: 1) all Negro- owned business typically only employed Blacks; 2) Negro baseball only employed Blacks; 3) Pullman Porters (96% Black); 4) Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (1925 to 1964), all Black leadership.
Forcibly integrating one race into another was, and continues to be, a bold experiment in manipulating human nature.
1. 99% of the members of Congress in 1964 were White Christian males. Also in 1964, White Christian males also controlled 100% of every local and statewide political system in the US.
When the Negro race was granted integration rights by the federal gov’t in 1964, White Christian males were forced to surrender their distinct ‘American’ identity. That is, White Christians were no longer, from that year onward, the recognized Americans. They have since been reduced to a color: “white” people.