Really? Capitalism has done nothing for black people? Did Madame CJ Walker get rich in a communist society? As for “proper criticism” sure I’ve read “criticisms” of capitalism and I haven’t seen a good one yet. Meanwhile there is not a single functionally successful example of communism so let’s decide which one makes more sense.
May I remind you that communism involves a much higher level of government involvement (and don’t give me that anarchist communist nonsense because any spread out highly populated communist society has involved the government), and this is the same government that enslaved Africans a few hundred years ago. Somehow I don’t think giving them more power is the greatest idea or in the best interest of African-Americans but maybe that’s just me.
Slavery was supported by people, not just the government and most civil rights gains have come from legislation. At the same time, a lot of race based discrimination has been from the government, but again we can say the same thing about general society. The difference, to me, is that without a force similar to the government, there isn’t really any counter play to a racist society. Everything would play the same, things would just be private. Governments have seemed more of an asset than anything else.
And one(such as this person) could define socialist policies as communist policies and only define capitalism under almost no government involvement, which quickly whittles down if you stop defining anything that involves patents as a capitalist success.
“Slavery was supported by the people” people empowered by the government. There were laws dictating slave practices. There was like a whole war and everything. I’ve never understood why people act like the government had nothing to do with slavery or only had a passive role in it. And there is absolutely a force that can fight against racism outside of the government. Read up on the Montgomery bus boycott. The laws begin to change because it turns out most people like money more than they like racist ideals. No government can actually stop racism anyway since it’s a frame of mind. If there’s a store owner that doesn’t want me shopping there because I’m black I don’t want the government forcing him to let me shop there just so I can give business to somebody who hates me. I’d rather give business to someone else and tell everyone I know to do the same.