Skip to comments.The good that Reagan did for black America
Posted on 06/13/2004 12:15:35 PM PDT by ambrose
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perkins is always a good read.
i doubt that this article will find much favor among dems.
the dems like to keep blacks down on the democrat plantation. they promise them a few things every 4 years and leave them to their hate.
Excellent post, a very interesting article.
Now, I wonder how this compares and contrasts with how blacks fared under the first "black" president, Willie Jeff Clinton?
A rising tide lifts all boats, regardless of color.
A lot of it is about President Reagan's reference(s)to "welfare queens" ripping off the system. Somehow blacks thought he was talking about them. Of course the Gipper never referred to race.
IMHO Reagan was good for all America, everybody. Problem is he didn't kiss anybodies ass including blacks so I guess thats what ticks them off as a whole.
Its good to see conservative black writers like this one write such a fine article at the time of President Reagan's death.
HAH! Your post reminds me of the white girls I saw profiled in People magazine, with their multiple bastard children. I can forgive a person one mistake, but don't keep making the same one over and over and handing me the bill. That was after Reagan though, it must have been some sob-story prompted by Clinton's signing of welfare reform. And how these poor gals couldn't keep having children that we, the taxpayers, were supposed to support. I just wondered who was watching their existing children while they were out partying and making more. They were all white, they were all white, midwestern WELFARE QUEENS!
To hear the Dems tell it, there was a daily cross burning on the South Lawn. Yet another story that puts the lie to another Dem myth about the 80's. As such, it's another thing that's going up on my links page.
The Welfare Queen's statement was made when he was still Gov of Calif, and he was going to slash welfare. to the Caddy driving welfare queens.
Come now. Let's not speak of facts. The liberal media have told us that black and poor is one in the same thing. To speak of black entrepeneurs and black executives is utter nonsense.
Blacks only collect welfare. They live off the scraps from the big house. Just ask any media person they'll tell you.
It's nice that the truth leaks out sometimes.
The simple fact that under Reagan their income was no longer losing ten to 14 percent of its value every year should have been enough to satisfy them.
Don't you know that statistics are just numbers? Blacks achieved these numbers in spite of the Reagan policies. His policies were only intended to help the white man. That others benefitted also has always been a sore point to the GOP.
reply by Ithaca, NY.
Yes,it was a boom time for the one third of so of Blacks who were in the middle and entrpeneurial class but the Eighties were also the decade that the traditional black family just about vanished from the hood!
Not that it was Reagan's fault by any stretch of the imagination but when crack came to the ghetto the consequences were disasterous.I saw literally DOZENS of blacks where I worked lose their jobs,families and self respect to the Crack Monster.
The Eighties were a time of horrid fear in urban America.The effects are still present but the GW Bush years are far better than the Reagan years vis a vis black people.
Did the black families 'vanish' because they were destroyed, or because traditional families had the strength to escape and the will to do so before they were destroyed?
It would not be hard to imagine that traditional black families would have been a stabilizing influence, and that the places they left would suffer from their departure. On the other hand, I don't know that such families would have survived too many generations in the environment of liberal hatered that would have surrounded them had they stayed.
Well,I contend that it was the Feminist-liberal created"sexual revolution"that brought down the black family-and plenty of WHITE ones as well.The black family, however,being on a more precarious footing in the first place,could not withstand the pressure as the younger generation went into the "playa"lifestyle and into nihilism.
I grew up with many white kids who were just as sexually immoral as anyone I ever saw in the hood.Yet they mostly had stable family support systems to move on into more stable lifestyles.The blacks were left with AIDS and single mothers clinging to the welfare titty.
Whenever RR made the welfare queen statement (and I don't dispute your attribution of it to the period of his governorship), it was often cited as evidence of his racism throughout his presidency and afterward.I'm sure the Gip did not intend to exclude welfare queens of whatever color.
Dems like Mr. Clinton perjure himselves to get Black votes:
Remember when Clinton "recalled" Black churches burning in Arkansas (did not happen).
Dems are sick panderers.
Repub's (Lincoln) freed slaves; Dems lie & grab private citizens' wallets
- you choose
themselves, not himselves. Sorry bout that! heh heh.
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