I’m white, I make about 25,000 a year, not a lot of job opportunities where I live. At the bank I use theres a black man who works there, very nice gentlemen, makes about 60,000 a year, if systemic racism existed against anyone who isn’t white, then a white man would have that job, at a previous job I had a boss who made almost 6 figures while I and plenty of other whites, blacks and latinos were at the bottom of that jobs pay grade, I can flip on the news to see a black news reporter wearing a tie that costs more than everything I wear on a given day, there are black Congress members, judges, governors, mayors and aldermen. The white trash trailer park is the white equivalent to the low income inner cities and projects. Most if not all races have their equivalent, some choose it, some are stuck with no way out and they’ll live their whole life that way, I’ve seen white people be denied disability benefits after working for 30+ years but a black person get over 1000$ in food stamps because they irresponsibly had 6 kids, and visa versa. I’ve seen black people get treated like garbage after serving in the military and white people get all their medical bills and college paid for no problem. I don’t believe in luck in the wearing a rabbit’s foot mystical sense but I do think where you’re born, who your family is, what schools you go to etc play a part and its very rare to overcome those things in any major way. Most often it’s a choice to some degree, some could be trash like most of their family or they do the best they can, sling pills and make money till they go to prison or work hard, maybe struggle, but at least they’d be doing right by themselves and the people around them. If systemic racism existed there wouldn’t be a white trash trailer park in every state in the U.S. I see people of every race use EBT every day, some work the system some genuinely need it. I think people are less willing to accept responsibility for their own lives and their own mistakes and instead blame a system, and that boils down to the individual, some people are nice some people are pricks, if a cop pulls you over it doesn’t matter what race he is or what race I am, only what kind of a person he is and what kind of person I am, sometimes it doesn’t matter how respectful you are or what race you are he/she just wants another chevron stripe on their shirt. Every race has some who get treated like trash or do it to themselves, and every race has some who succeed with hard work or with ease. I think it just boils down to the individual.
I wouldn’t try to convince you otherwise, as I agree, but I would attempt to convince you to narrow your scope maybe? It’s hard to tell how you define “systemic racism” as you neglected to clarify through a body text. Also I feel this applies to the previous commenter.
I guess I’d argue that systemic racism doesn’t exist in quite the way he or you believes (maybe, idk your definition). It depends so heavily on locality and individual issues, albeit in aggregate, that you would need to clarify your position in order for this thread to be anything other than shitposting.