Skip to comments.[Walter Williams] Black People Duped
Posted on 03/04/2014 3:06:39 AM PST by markomalley
People in the media and academia are mostly leftists hellbent on growing government and controlling our lives. Black people, their politicians and civil rights organizations have become unwitting accomplices. The leftist pretense of concern for the well-being of black people confers upon them an aura of moral superiority and, as such, gives more credibility to their calls for increasing government control over our lives.
Ordinary black people have been sold on the importance of electing blacks to high public office. After centuries of black people having been barred from high elected office, no decent American can have anything against their wider participation in our political system. For several decades, blacks have held significant political power, in the form of being mayors and dominant forces on city councils in major cities such as Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, Oakland, Calif., Newark, N.J., and Cincinnati. In these cities, blacks have held administrative offices such as school superintendent, school principal and chief of police. Plus, theres the precedent-setting fact of there being 44 black members of Congress and a black president.
What has this political power meant for the significant socio-economic problems faced by a large segment of the black community? Clearly, it has done little or nothing for academic achievement; the number of black students scoring proficient is far below the national average. It is a disgrace and ought to be a source of shame to know that the average white seventh- or eighth-grader can run circles around the average black 12th-grader in most academic subjects. The political and education establishment tells us that the solution lies in higher budgets, but the fact of business is that some of the worst public school districts have the highest spending per student. Washington, D.C., for example, spends more than $29,000 per student and scores at nearly the bottom in academic achievement.
Each year, roughly 7,000 and as high as 9,000 blacks are murdered.
Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Contrast this with the fact that black fatalities during the Korean War (3,075), Vietnam War (7,243) and wars since 1980 (about 8,200) total about 18,500. Young black males have a greater chance of reaching maturity on the battlefields than on the streets of Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, Newark and other cities. Black political power and massive city budgets have done absolutely nothing to ameliorate this problem of black insecurity.
Most of the problems faced by the black community have their roots in a black culture that differs significantly from the black culture of yesteryear. Today only 35 percent of black children are raised in two-parent households, but as far back as 1880, in Philadelphia, 75 percent of black children were raised in two-parent households and it was as high as 85 percent in other places. Even during slavery, in which marriage was forbidden, most black children were raised with two biological parents. The black family managed to survive several centuries of slavery and generations of the harshest racism and Jim Crow, to ultimately become destroyed by the welfare state. The black family has fallen victim to the vision fostered by some intellectuals that, in the words of a sociology professor in the 1960s, it has yet to be shown that the absence of a father was directly responsible for any of the supposed deficiencies of broken homes. The real issue to these intellectuals is not the lack of male presence but the lack of male income. That suggests that fathers can be replaced by a welfare check. The weakened black family gives rise to problems such has high crime, predation and other forms of anti-social behavior.
The cultural problems that affect many black people are challenging and not pleasant to talk about, but incorrectly attributing those problems to racism and racial discrimination, a need for more political power, and a need for greater public spending condemns millions of blacks to the degradation and despair of the welfare state.
Sad but true, all of it.
It’s an easy path for the (pretend)intellectual to produce study after study about the oppression of blacks. The government will happily pay whatever it costs to produce such drivel so long as it brings political support to the right people.
God bless Walter Williams, Dr. Ben Carson and Thomas
Sowell. Three among the multitudes.
This was all predicted by a Leading Democrat at the institution of Johnson’s GREAT SOCIETY plan,Danniel Patrick Moynihan,who wrote a paper that you can still read, Google his name and paper on destruction of the black family,if this plan is passed,he warned would do exactly what has happened,of course he was lambasted.
“Sad but true, all of it.”
Definitely; you’d be shocked at how many whites are now living in the same conditions.
because black ghetto culture is so “cool” and should be emulated/ sarc
“because black ghetto culture is so cool and should be emulated/ sarc”
As word got out that you could live a relatively comfortable life (not one I would envy) by simply kicking back and breeding a few “golden ticket” bastards, it was just a matter of time before our least-motivated jumped on board. For whites with few employment options anyway, why not?
I see this segment of the population (white trash) as being more significant for Obama’s elections than any other; blacks are much too small a portion of the voters.
Whose kids are not having books read to them by their parents? And why not? /rhetorical
I’d like to force Michelle & B.Bam to read this & hear what they have to say afterward.
>Whose kids are not having books read to them by their parents? And why not? /rhetorical
And which children learned the Gibmedat trade, welfare scams, pants to the knees and the blame Whitey credo from their parent(s), Aunts and Uncles?
I would tell it like it is, but I would be banned as a racist. The truth can not be told
I don't think I'm stepping anywhere close to a ban when I say I can't think of a better list of nearly 3d World crapholes in the US than this list of infamy. Dr. Williams didn't say it that way but I think his intent was exactly that.
Willingly duped? I think not, willingly stupid is more like it.
Read all about them in 2Pe 3:5
Additional proof of their being willingly stupid is their so called Polar Bear hunting and Knock Out Game. We Polar Bears control the food supply, the trucking of food into their ghettos, we are the heavily armed ones with the history of destroying cultures and people. They are stupid on purpose.
And don't forget making them sit down when they get home from school and do their homework. Or helping them with their homework when they get stuck on a problem.
This is what annoys me more than anything about the way the educational system is viewed in this country. Kids not performing? Must be a money issue. Lets throw money at it. What? Still not performing? Well lets throw some more money at it.
When my daughter was going through the public school system, we were living in the best part of a crappy town. The schools here were poorly rated with low test averages, a higher than usual drop out rate, and low post graduation college admissions.
Yet somehow my kid stayed out of trouble, maintained good grades, and is now in her third year of college at a good university. How does that happen when all things are equal? Same teachers, same resources, same facilities.
The difference of course is that I cared enough to be that mean bastard kind of dad that would force her to have a snack and then sit at the kitchen table until her work was done. This did not make me popular with her at the time as other kids were getting together to play video games or hang out somewhere.
She thanks me for it now though.
Why isn’t Miz Meechelle worrying about any of this, rather than that “food desert” and “Let’s Move” idiocy?
Think about what this means.
It means that a classroom of 25 students sucks-down nearly three-quarters of a million dollars per year.
Let's say the teacher gets $100,000 in salary and benefits.
Where's the other $600,000+ go?
And that's $600,000 for each and every classroom in the entire school.
You said it perfectly. Dittos.
Up from the 90's, when the FBI said that it was 91% of the time.
The FBI hid behind "assailant unknown" to mask as many of the black-on-nonblack murders as they could, at 24%, but all you had to do was look at similar crimes in which the vic survived, to see who the missing 24% was: Hello, Peanut! Hello, Kid and Play! Yo' mama's calling you .....
But the black-on-black crimes rates have been killer, enough to get the black community at least talking.
Most of the problems faced by the black community have their roots in a black culture that differs significantly from the black culture of yesteryear.
The old "race movies" of 65 years ago showed us intact black communities that were fully functional and strongly resembled their white counterparts across town. Civil rights and welfare-state politics ruined that.