Current day policies absolutely impact the community, and some of those policies are blatantly racist. Take the draconian crack punishments put in place vs. cocaine. Why the different standards for essentially the same drug?
I’m not saying the woes of the black community are 100% the result of the white man, and I don’t feel white guilt because I am not myself trying to perpetuate any of that, but to essentially handwave all that bullshit they’ve had to deal with is also not the answer. Chappelle isn’t wrong in pointing out that racism isn’t gone and continues. To infer from that all these other things about leftist policies is unnecessary. It’s just an acknowledgement that the playing field still isn’t level.
I would argue crack vs. coke differences is primarily class based. If you want a better comparison, look at meth vs. crack, since meth is a blight on poor white communities. You will see it is treated similarly to crack - white people do not get a race pass for their drug of choice.
It's also worth looking to history, and you'll see many of those pushing for harsh crackdown on crack were black politicians trying to deter black people from doing crack. It was an epidemic at the time.
And my comments on welfare were not 'unnecessary'. They are vital to understanding the problem black communities face today. The problem is not racist white people holding them down. Black communities were in far better shape 100 years ago than they are today, and welfare is the main contributor to the dissolution of the black family, which has led to drugs and crime. Racism isn't holding blacks down, their communities are, and that is a result of bad policy. But it's those who criticize welfare that get called racist, not those who keep it going.
Edited for clarity, pre-coffee lol