Associated Press Tuesday November 13, 2007 Guardian Unlimited
Decades after the US civil rights movement, the income gap between black and white Americans has grown, says a new study that tracked the incomes of more than 2,000 families for more than 30 years.
Incomes have increased among both black and white families in the past three decades – mainly because more women are in the work force. But the increase was greater among white Americans. Incomes among black men have declined in the past three decades, when adjusted for inflation. They were offset only by gains among black women.
Incomes among white men, meanwhile, were relatively stagnant, while those of white women increased more than five times.
“Overall, incomes are going up. But not all children are benefiting equally from the American dream,” said Julia Isaacs, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Washington thinktank.
Funny how the US media fails to address this important issue. Sad that this revelation remains true. Sad, also, that what progress was made between the 60s – 90s seems to have slacked off in some areas and downright slid back in others. We have devolved into such a polarized society that bigotry has returned. Prejudice, indeed, has become more sophisticated. Prejudice is very subtle in most places, even when granting promotions and raises, there are often ulterior motives of appearance. On the lower side of this devolution, the expansion of Racial Hate Groups is alarming. Many “Christian” Churches are complicit in some of these hate groups. Many churches encourage activism among their congregations. This behavior encourages radical ‘acting out’ by non-thinking, easily manipulated members of their congregations.
Although the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is often thought of as the civil rights amendment, all constitutional protections are considered within the US as civil rights. Thomas Jefferson wrote, “a free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.”  laws The United States Constitution recognizes different civil rights than do most other national constitutions.
Are we so politically correct, that the US population has mastered double speak and learned to say one thing while thinking and doing another? What ever happened to judging a person by their actions instead of their appearance? There are NO supremacists! White, black, brown, yellow or little green extra-terrestrials must demonstrate who they are before a fair opinion can be made. Race wars or Religious wars are the step toward annihilation. We all are part of the HUMAN RACE and most of us believe in ‘something’. That is no reason to retaliate …