The liberal media and the sclerotic civil rights community have done enormous damage to the reputation of black Americans. There's a huge overemphasis on young black thugs. Sometimes the liberal media covers black entertainers or sports stars, though even then it's drawn to celebrity scandals.
If you were to base your perception of black Americans on the liberal media and the civil rights community, the first thing you'd think of would be swaggering, dangerous hoods. Pimps, pushers, looters, muggers, gang-bangers, gangta rappers, &c.
This attention almost completely eclipses responsible, gainfully-employed, law-abiding working-class, middle-class, and upper-class black Americans. They rarely make the headlines.
With that in mind: