And you’re cherry-picking.

The fact that not every black has the same experience exactly in every detail does not negate the fact that almost without exception, every single black adult (or teenager, for that matter) has been discriminated against multiple times because of their color.

And FYI, the election of a racist president who immediately appointed a self-avowed white nationalist as his senior adviser DID affect almost every black person in America. The fact that there’s a very, very small percentage of black adults who think otherwise (like Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson) does not in any way negate the experience of the rest of the black community.

Look, it’s obvious that you’re not going to agree no matter what. Regardless of how strong the evidence presented certainly is, you’re apparently going to deny that evidence. It certainly seems you made up your mind a long time ago and nobody’s going to change it.

And I agree that I can’t change your mind, for arguments (regardless of how logical and evidence-based those arguments may be) rarely do change minds (see anthropomorphic global warming). It’s most often the case that personal experience is what changes a person’s opinion on things. I used to think as you do (I really did), and it wasn’t argument or logic that changed my way of thinking, but personal experience. I can only hope that someday you have the same kind of experiences I did, that you might begin to see things in a different light.

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