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Larry Elder: Time for Republicans to Man Up About Race ^ | 10/19/10 | Joy Tiz

Posted on 10/19/2010 8:18:40 AM PDT by jazminerose

The struggle for civil rights is over. The good guys won. The battle now is against wrongheaded ‘compassionate’ policies.

-Larry Elder

Larry Elder goes after both wimpy Republicans, of which there are still far too many and state controlled indoctrination centers in IBD, warning that the monolithic, pro Democrat vote is a “clear and present danger to America.”

"Politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, treat blacks like children. When a Republican addresses a black audience, you can make book on how long it takes before he refers to Martin Luther King Jr. Either he marched with King or his father did, or the next-door neighbor of his barber’s nephew used to mow the Rev. King’s father’s lawn. " It’s not the Democrats who will quit the infantilizing of minorities.

"Republicans need to ask blacks, ‘Are you better off?’ Are blacks better off sending their children to assigned government schools — as demanded by the teachers unions and the Democratic Party?"

Nobody can seriously argue that state run urban schools are more effective than the charter schools so despised by the union owned and operated Democrats.

"Urban government-run schools are often violent. But because the school funding is based on average daily attendance, principals are reluctant to kick out bad, disruptive kids. Bad, disruptive kids help make bad schools."

Obama and congress are well aware of the cost effectiveness of the charter school voucher program in DC; the positive effects on the children and their parents and the long term obvious benefit to the community. But we needn’t bother ourselves with that if we are liberals. As long as we make the right noises about our compassion and concern for minorities, we’re cool. Everyone knows the real racists are those conservatives who refuse to understand the importance of preserving a thoroughly dysfunctional status quo.

"A woman recently asked Obama whether the D.C. schools offer his daughters the same quality of education as a private school. ‘I’ll be blunt with you,’ said Obama. ‘The answer is no right now.’"

Elder distilled it down to one question: Are you better off?

TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: elder; obama; race; vouchers

1 posted on 10/19/2010 8:18:45 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose

Public schools have to allow all kids to attend unless they’ve been expelled. Charter schools can ban unruly kids. Charter schools don’t have to abide by all the rules and regulations that the public schools do. Charter schools can be selective about the teachers they hire. The teachers like the charter schools because they don’t have to spend two hours a day doing paperwork required by the state and don’t have all the troublemakers to contend with. Charter schools can teach the basic Rs and not have to spend half a day on diversity training.

2 posted on 10/19/2010 8:26:52 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: jazminerose

Yep, politicians pander to the black vote.

Remember the time Hillary drawled “Aahhh don’t feeellll noooo waaaaays taahrrrd”. imitating a black accent in quoting a hymn by James Cleveland.

Remember the time Hillary spoke to a black church congregation and said that the Republicans ran Congress like a plantation? Yep, Hillary sure showed she’s the smartest woman in America with that one. The city dwellers in her audience have some innate knowledge of the plantation life. Isn’t that racist of Hillary to just assume that a black audience would be receptive to plantation analogies?

3 posted on 10/19/2010 8:32:42 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: jazminerose

It’s LONG past time.

If the Republicans would simply pursue the truth, and all that is good and right about America, and, yes, “man up” about all of this, including race, you would never worry about another election again.

On the other hand, business as usual means extinction as a viable political party. The Tea Party movement will crush you like a grape.

Please understand we’ve had enough.

4 posted on 10/19/2010 8:36:52 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone
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To: jazminerose
"Bad, disruptive kids help make bad schools."

I would clarify this by saying that "Bad, disruptive kids" are the primary cause of bad schools. Such schools often have the worse teachers because the better teachers ( who generally have more choices) choose schools where they have less disruption to deal with. Same for administrators. The fault is ultimately with the students who are extensions of their parents and community.

5 posted on 10/19/2010 11:08:14 AM PDT by LightningStriker2010
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To: LightningStriker2010

A friend of mine was a teacher at an inner city school. One of her students assaulted her and they called the mother in for a conference. The mother proceeded to also assault the teacher for trying to get her kid suspended. That’s the mentality that they’re dealing with. The parents are looking for free daycare. They’ve convinced their kids that there is no point to getting an education because they’re all going to end up on welfare anyway. A lot of kids drop out as soon as they’re legally able.

6 posted on 10/20/2010 5:09:00 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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