I wanted you to think about the why and to also preempt the constant drum beat that “those MAGA people are all Racist, Misogynist, Xenophobic, White Nationalist, White Supremacists, QAnoners”.
But wouldn’t want you to think I’m avoiding your questions.
Is it genetics? No.
Is it cultural inferiority of black people in general? The individuals, no. The Black culture here in the US, yes. And this is not unique to the Black experience. Some of the Native American cultures have somewhat similar issues. As well as some of the poor White sub cultures.
Thomas Sowell, Economist, (ex-Communist) answers most of your questions here (previously posted by the way).
Frank Furedi, Psychologist, (ex-Communist) answers many more. Great discussion on Socialization - transmitting to young people morality, values to in order to create strong people.
Directly (surface level) No, No, No, and No. Indirectly or the Zone’s lens Yes, Yes, No, No.
Watch the Sowell and Furedi videos for much more articulate answers.
For myself it seems more a nuanced break from the mainstream culture (slightly divergent sub-culture if you will) that we were fully integrated into - had real jobs and careers, house payments, car payments, home work, girl friends, boy friends, fights with friends, education, college, Christmas carols, etc… But there was an undercurrent of “fuck it, it doesn’t matter” in both myself and some of my family. Perhaps we were all Nihilists and didn’t know it. LOL
One issue we see is the very low resolution view that “race” provides. .
My ancestors were displaced, starved, killed back in the 17 and 1800’s, then forced to assimilate (or not). One example is my great grandfather was one of eight kids that were orphaned during the diaspora. Each of the kids was parceled out to families in the tribe. Net result is the extended family itself was essentially fragmented.
Meanwhile the easy to observe Indians in the West had their run-in in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s and were forced en mass onto Reservations. This enabled them to remain somewhat separate and sustain a version of their cultures - for both good and bad. These cultures then interacting with the mainstream culture can then be both good and bad. The Reservation system can devolve into a horrible instance of Socialism/Communism that traps the tribes and individuals in a self perpetuating funk.
You can drive through the Pima Nation essentially in Scottsdale, and you ask yourself “why don’t they spend an hour and haul the trash to the curb?”. But that’s the external manifestation.
What I also see and work with are all the Indians in IT, engineering, tech, management, doctors, lawyers, small business owners that are living their lives. When you do business with the Indian properties, stay at the Indian Casinos (great hotels at great prices), and eat at the excellent tribe-to-table restaurants perhaps it demystifies the noble savages concept.
We vacationed at Grand Canyon West which is a development on the canyon edge by the Hualapai Nation. It was just pre-Covid and a great experience. At the small airport on site while we waited for our helicopter tour, one thing that was striking were that likely 80% of the tour companies with offices were Chinese - as in direct from China Chinese. Seems tours were booked in China, would change through SFO, SEA, PHX or LAS then take small planes directly into the Hualapai Nation.
I remember seeing posts here regarding how the US government somehow was implicit or actively causing much higher mortality in our northern Arizona Indian communities while also listening to the outcries of xenophobia when travel from China was shut down. Maybe it really was as simple Charters booked directly from Wuhan into the Hualapai Nation, just maybe.
On your government programs, I’m in alignment with Furedi’s and Sowell’s views.