The issue was not that it doesn't happen, my reply was to the comment that we see it on a daily basis in the news. When I say independent thinker I meant that I have no problem seeing issues and maybe thinking about them in a different manner then the herd mentality that so many blacks show. The truth whether you want to admit it is that many blacks don't know the issues, all they know is that black leaders tell them this is bad for you, vote this way, this person is trying to take away your rights and BLAM they they are voting the same old way and not once did their bother to look at the issues themselves and come to their own conclusions. Thats what I meant by independent thinker, heck there are even some good ideas by the democratic party. Maybe instead of calling myself a conservative I should call myself a centralist.
As far as the reality of blacks, I know that the things you brought up do happen the facts are there, but in my reality, none of that has happened to me, maybe I'm just lucky who knows. As far as affirmative action I thinks its sad that we can't even recongize our own for having climbed the ladder without pulling them down and implieding that AA and not hard work and dedication got them to where they are. Its bad enough when white folks question whether our abilities or our color got us there, but to have blacks automatically assume that every black needed affirmative action to get where they are is just sad.