THOMAS SOWELL: LIBERALISM VS. BLACKS…….

 

Leftism is a curse upon humanity.

If the NAACP and the Black Congressional Caucus were filled with people of the caliber of Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas and former congressman Lt.Col Alan West, the better off  their constituency would be.

Thomas sowell quote 15.1.2013

Liberalism Versus Blacks

Thomas Sowell 

There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds?

San Francisco is a classic example of a city unexcelled in its liberalism. But the black population of San Francisco today is less than half of what it was back in 1970, even though the city’s total population has grown.

Severe restrictions on building housing in San Francisco have driven rents and home prices so high that blacks and other people with low or moderate incomes have been driven out of the city. The same thing has happened in a number of other California communities dominated by liberals.

Liberals try to show their concern for the poor by raising the level of minimum wage laws. Yet they show no interest in hard evidence that minimum wage laws create disastrous levels of unemployment among young blacks in this country, as such laws created high unemployment rates among young people in general in European countries.

The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals’ expansion of the welfare state. Most black children grew up in homes with two parents during all that time but most grow up with only one parent today.

Liberals have pushed affirmative action, supposedly for the benefit of blacks and other minorities. But two recent factual studies show that affirmative action in college admissions has led to black students with every qualification for success being artificially turned into failures by being mismatched with colleges for the sake of racial body count.

More here. H/T: DM

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3 Responses to THOMAS SOWELL: LIBERALISM VS. BLACKS…….

  1. wtd says:

    Democrats have supported gun control for a long, long time — originally Democrat support for gun control was explicitly race-based in an effort to make sure that blacks could not defend themselves.

    The US Supreme Court’s pro-slavery ruling in the infamous Dred Scott decision of 1856 enshrined the right bear arms for personal defense as well, when it noted that :

    “… affording slaves full rights of American citizenship would include the right “to keep and carry arms wherever they went.”

    Right there, in that quote, is confirmation of the intentions of the second amendment as well. ..”American Citizens RIGHT to KEEP AND CARRY ARMS wherever they went”.

  2. Sowell is wrong to talk about gun control without once mentioning the 2nd amendment. Talking about “gun control” without talking about the 2nd amendment is a sign Sowell has fallen into the Liberal’s trap.

    Liberals want Sowell to talk about gun violence and what causes it. They do NOT want to talk about constitutional freedom.

    • KGS says:

      Actually, I believe Sowell’s focus was relayed in the title of his piece, gun control was secondary.

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