I’m Pretty Sure The Guy Who Wrote This Is A Racist

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Walter E. Williams:

Honest Examination of Race

One definition given for insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results; it might also be a definition of stupidity. Let’s look at some cities where large percentages of black Americans live under poor conditions.

Experiencing a violent crime rate of 2,137 per 100,000 of the population, Detroit is the nation’s most dangerous city. Rounding out Forbes magazine’s 2012 list of the 10 most dangerous cities are St Louis; Oakland, Calif.; Memphis, Tenn.; Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta; Baltimore; Stockton, Calif.; Cleveland; and Buffalo, N.Y. The most common characteristic of these predominantly black cities is that for decades, all of them have been run by Democratic and presumably liberal administrations. Some cities – such as Detroit, Buffalo, Newark, N.J., and Philadelphia – haven’t elected a Republican mayor for more than a half-century. What’s more is that in most of these cities, blacks have been mayors, chiefs of police, school superintendents and principals and have dominated city councils.

You might ask, “What’s the point, Williams?” Let’s be clear about it. I’m not stating that there’s a causal relationship between crime, poverty and squalor on the one hand and, on the other, Democratic and black political control over a city. Nor am I saying that blacks ought to vote Republican. What I am saying is that if one is strategizing on how to improve the lives of the poorest black people, he wants to leave off his to-do list election of Democrats and black politicians. Also to be left off the to-do list is a civil rights agenda. Racial discrimination has little to do with major problems confronting black people.

Today 72 percent of black babies are born out of wedlock. Being born and finding out that your mother is 17 years old, that your grandmother is 35 and that you don’t know who or where your father is is not a good start on life. In fact, it’s a near guarantee for school dropout, poverty and crime, but such a start in life has nothing to do with racial discrimination.

Law-abiding poor black people suffer the nation’s highest rates of criminal victimization from assaults and homicide. More than 50 percent of homicide victims are black. Would anyone claim that this victimization is caused by racist groups preying on the black community? In addition to victimization, the level of lawlessness in many black communities has the full effect of a law banning economic growth. That’s because the thugs are equal-opportunity thugs who will rip off a black-owned business just as they’d rip off a white-owned business.

Black education is a disaster, but who runs the violent, disruptive big-city schools, where education is all but impossible? For the most part, it’s not white people. Go to a city such as Detroit and you’ll find that blacks have been superintendents, principals and most of the teachers for years. Most black high-school students, in Detroit and other cities, can’t read, write and compute as well as sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade white students, but is it because of racism? What the elite teach is not only futile but counterproductive. For example, speaking standard English in an English-speaking country is critical for self-improvement. But that’s not the lesson from the nation’s multiculturalists, who call for the celebration of native languages and dialects. Sloppy-minded academics and assorted hustlers have taught that poor English, gangsta rap, men wearing pigtails and thug behavior should not be criticized but become a part of the celebration of diversity.

Black people could benefit from an honest examination of the bill of goods they’ve been sold. Such an examination would not come from black politicians, civil rights leaders or the black and white liberal elite. Those people have benefited politically and financially from keeping black Americans in a constant state of grievance based on alleged racial discrimination. The long-term solution for the problems that many black Americans face begins with an absolute rejection of the self-serving agenda of hustlers and poverty pimps.


I’m pretty sure the guy who wrote this is a racist. He’s probably a Klan member and a Tea Partier. What’s that? He’s black?

Then he must be an Uncle Tom.

Imagine for a moment if white people were murdering black men on a daily basis in our major cities, and white men were impregnating thousands of teenaged black girls then running off and leaving them with no assistance. Can you imagine the media sitting silently?

Now imagine a ghetto/slum/barrio/inner city filled with rednecks. They are poor, illiterate and lack meaningful job skills. They suffer from astronomically high rates of homicide, teen pregnancy, crime and unemployment.

Since racism is obviously not the problem, what is the solution?


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50 Responses to I’m Pretty Sure The Guy Who Wrote This Is A Racist

  1. swanspirit says:

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  2. votermom says:

    OT

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  4. votermom says:

    The narrative

  5. votermom says:

    LOL

  6. yttik says:

    Not racist at all and of course the author of that piece has nailed it! One problem in the black community began with our good intentions, welfare, subsidized housing, medicaid. We intended to lift people out of dire poverty, but instead we destroyed black families and created a lot of absent fathers. Much of it was psychological, cultural, but also greatly influenced by welfare policies where a family would be better off financially if they got divorced or not married at all. Dad can’t get a job but if mom gets rid of Dad she can have subsidized housing, food stamps, medicaid, etc. This is still true today, our welfare policies make it financially unattractive for men to stay in the home.

    • myiq2xu says:

      It doesn’t help to have black kids growing up being told they are oppressed and education is the “white man’s game”.

      • yttik says:

        Pity, especially self pity, is really crippling and destructive. Those kids who grew up and succeeded, in spite of poverty, in spite of having single parents, were told over and over again that they had no right to wallow in their perceived or alleged disadvantages. For the black community, pity has been built right into public policy, so it’s more difficult to escape. As much as I can’t stand the President, I hate to hear people accuse others of racism on his behalf, as if he is a poor, pitiful victim, of everything. Especially since 98% of the accusations are complete BS. What that does is erase any accomplishment or dreams black children might have. No matter how successful you are, no matter if you achieve the highest office in the land, you’ll still just be hated for the color of your skin. That’s completely untrue, but it doesn’t have to be true to be reinforced every day.

        • Karma says:

          It’s like nails on the chalkboard for me as well. Reducing any critique of Obama to racism undermines him more than any genuine racist moment could. And it’s a constant in the press.

          Who raised these people to believe that actually helps Obama?

    • Karma says:

      There is a doc on Documentary Channel, ‘What Black Men Think’ which has an interesting take on these subjects. It goes through myths that the media perpetuates as well as the genuine problems welfare policies and the 70s brought the black community.

      While interviewing prominent black men and then showing clips of teens and young adults being asked some of these myths and then reveals the stats. It really starts to peel away the layers and shows how the media, govt, and groups like the NAACP are failing their community.

      This isn’t your normal doc viewed through liberal eyes. It interviews more prominent conservative black men than liberals and throws a nice side-eye at Jesse Jackson and Sharpton. IIRC the filmmaker Janks Morton is not a Democrat and has made a follow up to this 2006 film.

      A trailer.

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  9. myiq2xu says:

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  10. SHV says:

    Nice piece on the funeral director who took care of the Boston Bomber’s corpse. He is 76 and has been taking care of the “unwanted” for years.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/06/18086503-funeral-director-in-boston-bombing-case-used-to-serving-the-unwanted?lite

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  12. SHV says:

    “It doesn’t help to have black kids growing up being told they are oppressed and education is the “white man’s game”.
    *******
    The current “educational” philosophy is that “people of color” can’t learn in an environment that isn’t culturally appropriate. The current public school system is euro-centric and a product of White privilege. I haven’t seen an explanation of how or why “people of color” from East, South-East and South-West Asia seem to do quite well in the American educational system.

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