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SamSpade

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A white man's fancy pants thinking....


Any political talking point that doesn't address these issues below are simply limousine liberals trying to tell the black community what they think is important.

"The Ten Biggest Problems Facing African-Americans Today. Ranked in order of Despair Caused.

1. Lack of opportunity and safety. There has been a loss of industrial jobs and a failure to control crime in northern cities by liberal mayors for most of the last 40 years.

2. Breakdown of the family. Until recently, welfare was a constitutional right (Goldberg v. Kelly) that makes government dependency more attractive than husbands. Illegitimacy increased from 23.6% in 1963 to nearly 70% of all black children today. This persistent problem was predicted by the Moynihan and Glazier more than 30 years ago and by FDR's Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins who insisted that aid not go to unwed mothers. Policy makers and politicians did not listen until 1996. Some still don't see how welfare reduces the value of black men.

3. Black anti-intellectualism. Accusations of "acting white" in the classroom, as detailed by John McWhorter, undermine education as a vehicle for advancement. Instead, black leaders expend enormous resources to advance affirmative action at a small number of elite universities, unmindful of the pernicious effects it has had on talented young blacks.

4. Failure of urban K-12 schools. Teachers unions and the education establishment have been more interested in pay-raises and grants than student achievement, testing, and competition from Catholic schools. Not to mention the costs of replacing the more effective Basic Instruction with the Self-Esteem pedagogy.

The failure of urban schools is not attributable to a lack of funding. There has been a 300% real increase in per pupil spending since 1970. This increase has been only modestly offset by increases in special need students from 8.3% to 11.8% of the student body - of which the percentage of seriously challenged children actually declined. The limits of throwing money at the problem were seen in Kansas City's $1.2 billion debacle.

5. High incarceration rate of black men. The Democratic Party is a co-conspirator in the "War on Drugs" to garner suburban votes. Instead it should fight to decriminalize drugs and reduce the jail time served by family members of its most loyal voters.

6. Reduced respect for human life. Black women have nearly 30% of the all abortions, resulting in the death of 350,000 fetuses a year or one every 90 seconds. Beyond the tragic loss of life itself, this much death reduces the civility with which people treat each other.

7. Licensing requirements. Government imposes barriers to labor-intensive entrepreneurial opportunities. (Hair braiding/cosmetology degrees and taxi medallions). Licenses are a de-facto re-creation of Jim Crow laws. They are passed in the name of health and safety but serve to protect, in reality, current cartel providers and union jobs. Moreover, continual increases in the minimum wage make it more attractive to invest in capital equipment than hire unskilled black workers in entry level training positions.

8. Victimolgy. The speeches and ideologies of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and leaders in the reparation movement undermine the initiative of many African Americans. Moreover, there is a lack of honest debate among black leaders because of the fear of being called an "Uncle Tom" for not supporting the grievance agenda.

9. Radical relativism. Black leaders and liberal academics do not criticize even the most obscene behavior of people like Puff Daddy, OJ Simpson, and Dennis Rodman. They fail to see the effects on youth of Hip-Hop culture. Instead they applaud the legitimacy it receives from people like Harvard University Professor Dr. Cornel West. (Larry Summers was right).

10. Excessive race-consciousness. The Left is insincere in acknowledging the advancement in race relations since the early 1960's. 75% of blacks have joined the middle class. If they lived in an independent country, they would be citizens of the 10th richest nation in the world. Race matters but not very much. Race-consciousness diminishes the importance of addressing the more important issues listed above."

Mosi Ngozi

I hear about these issues daily. I have never heard anyone in the black community mention the birther issue, none, zero, nada.


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Posted: 09/17/2016 at 09:53AM



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A couple of weeks ago, I stated the black pastor -- cswilliam 09/17/2016 08:23AM
  I don't think he cares about your vote or the black vote ** -- knuckledragger 09/17/2016 11:12AM
  No doubt about it. But do you? ** -- buffdad 09/17/2016 2:51PM
  Re: No doubt about it. But do you? -- knuckledragger 09/19/2016 11:33AM
  A white man's fancy pants thinking.... -- SamSpade 09/17/2016 09:53AM
  Re: A white man's fancy pants thinking. -- Buffs4Ever 09/17/2016 3:16PM
  I doubt he cares ** -- buffdad 09/17/2016 6:44PM
  Perhaps it is because it is beyond the conciousness -- buffdad 09/17/2016 10:50AM
  That must be it... -- SamSpade 09/18/2016 11:02AM
  Re: That must be it... -- Gateway 09/18/2016 10:11PM
  He WAS a racist as a businessman ** -- buffdad 09/19/2016 12:08PM
  Check where you get your information -- buffdad 09/18/2016 3:02PM
  I'd suggest you do the same, Trump was 26..... -- SamSpade 09/19/2016 07:59AM
  Is Fortune a left wing rag? -- buffdad 09/19/2016 10:49AM
  Is The Atlantic a right wing rag?. -- SamSpade 09/19/2016 11:53AM
  The fact is that the "law and order" -- buffdad 09/19/2016 12:07PM
  And you are using bad opinions based on -- buffdad 09/19/2016 12:35PM
  Fact: -- SamSpade 09/19/2016 12:41PM
  OK, is that a result of what? -- buffdad 09/19/2016 1:06PM
  You know very well what has been proven. ** -- SamSpade 09/19/2016 1:39PM
  Sure do -- buffdad 09/19/2016 2:05PM
  Re: Sure do -- SamSpade 09/19/2016 3:16PM
  YES! And so the question IS -- buffdad 09/19/2016 4:18PM

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