Many races and religions have attempted to prosper in America. Most do well, some others not so well. The Chinese were treated like slaves but still came here by the millions. They built our railroads and then moved on to become a powerful force in America. White sharecroppers were treated like slaves but still came here by the millions. They built up the south through blood and sweat and eventually became a powerful force in America. The Irish were treated like slaves but still came here by the millions. They built our infrastructure and eventually became a powerful force in America. The Mexicans are currently being treated like slaves but still come here by the millions. From what I have seen they are quite the entrepreneurs and are becoming a powerful force in America. Blacks from what I have seen are doing quite well in America as well. I am sitting less than 3 feet from a huge black man as I type this. He is a college graduate who played D1 football and went on to play in the NFL for a brief period. I hired him because of his talent, not because of his race. This man is a true salesman, charismatic would be an understatement. I have him 3 feet from me because I want him to learn the busisness from me and not some employee. This man could go big places one day. Many days we talk about race and it's interesting to hear his opinions on it. I'll leave the banter to the rest of you but from where I sit I think America is doing pretty good. Staying out of jail is pretty simple. Act polite and mature when interacting with authority figures, dont drive around with illegal things whether that is drugs or firearms.