Where have all the vibrant black communities gone?

So what happened in the 1960s after civil rights was obtained that destroyed/removed/eliminated the black economic communities that once existed?

That question was posed to me today and I said there were three things that decimated the black communities since civil rights: Freedom to live anywhere caused the black movers and shakers to relocate, drugs brought to the black community ruined the workers and businesses moved as a result, and the forced integration in schools and businesses ruined a sense of black community.

My colleague said he thought it was welfare. I did not agree. Welfare was and is for poor people and not middle class church-going black workers. Something altered the black community and it wasn’t money for food and shelter.

I am open to other thoughts. What say ye?

Author: Reasonable Citizen

Reserved, inquisitive, looks before leaping, www.reasonablecitizen.com

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