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?