News Flash: no one's "kneecapping" black folks any longer. The state of the black community in America is the result of the decision-making of individual black folks. Yes there is still racism, but it exists on both sides and is no longer a significant impediment. There is nothing that the government or "white society" can do to help black folks. Blacks must decide to make better choices (finish high school, go to college, wait to have children--per Bill Cosby) if they wish to better themselves and their circumstances.