A commenter asks:
Rob, what were things like between the races in 1970s America? Were things just as PC as today or not?
I don’t know, I look back on the decade, and it looks like a fogbank of marijuana smoke and it’s hard to make things out very clearly.
I was living in an all-White part of California, and it’s like Blacks didn’t even exist. Hispanics were all Chicanos, long assimilated Mexican-Americans who acted just like White people. Asians were the same, totally assimilated and acted just like Whites.
It was like even though CA was 25% minority, everyone was still White! There were the real Whites and these other people who were like “Whites with some funny genetics” (the Hispanics, Asians, etc.)
There was no grievance politics. The few Blacks just acted nice and White and tried to blend in to White society and everyone was pretty nice to them. I remember one girl who I believe was a mulatto. I went all through elementary school with her, and it was almost never mentioned, though people whispered it now and then. She just blended in to White and no one cared.
There really was little to no racism since the minorities were all just blending into White, assimilating to White and acting like White people. You’d have to be a real shitty racist to hate a White-acting minority due to their genes, and few people did.
There were not many illegals. There were a few, but there were constant raids against them, and everyone supported that, even the super-liberal Governor Jerry Brown. Mexican gangs were very rare. There were a few at my school called the Low Riders who lived in a place called Motown. My friends and I made friends with them, but no other Whites would. They were cool people, kept to themselves and did not bother anyone.
I knew three Blacks. One was a former football player, Mike Davis, who moved into some local apartments. We teenagers used to go to wild parties at his place and get stoned out of our minds. He was later accused of raping a young White girl or woman. There was a high school teacher named Mr. Matthews, a Black guy who everyone loved. He was later accused of having sex with an underage White female student. At the time, we thought those sexual abuse charges may have been racist in nature, but now that I’m a race realist, I’m not so sure.