Why liberals should stop trying to ‘help’ black Americans

Why liberals should stop trying to ‘help’ black Americans

 

The black-white poverty gap has widened over the last decade and the poverty rate among blacks is no longer declining. The black-white disparity in incarceration rates today is larger than it was in 1960.

And the black unemployment rate has, on average, been twice as high as the white rate for five decades. In fact, black America has long been stuck in a severe recession. Between 1963 and 2012, annual black unemployment averaged 11.6%, while the average annual national unemployment rate during recessions over the same period was only 6.7%.

Confronted with these statistics, liberals continue to push for the same “solutions” that clearly haven’t worked before.

Liberalism has also succeeded, tragically, in convincing blacks to see themselves first and foremost as victims. Today there is no greater impediment to black advancement than the self-pitying mindset that permeates black culture.

Confronted with the data, the same solutions packaged differently produce more disastrous results as witnessed by society and lack of improvement as well as increase disparities and creation of new issues.  An example comes from the above article:

Earlier this year, President Obama announced yet another federal initiative aimed at helping blacks. He called for more preschool education, even though studies — like the one on Head Start released by his admin­istration in 2012 — have found “no significant impacts” in educa­tion from such programs.

Finally someone who shares my view.  Jason Riley’s  views comes from the data  so please NO MORE  SOCIAL PROGRAMS to make Black people and poor people more dependent. TY

 

Full story at:  http://nypost.com/2014/06/28/how-liberals-make-it-harder-for-blacks-to-succeed/

Author: Angela Grant

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