Monday, September 1, 2014

Race in America and Ferguson: Nicholas Kristof does not get it


Nicholas Kristof says in the light of Ferguson race deserves more attention than it gets. Mr. Kristof points out the economic disparity between black and white Americans.  As Kristof notes: "The black-white income gap is roughly 40 percent greater today than it was in 1967." The question that Mr. Kristof raises that deserves far more attention is why is that the case?

Could it be that the Democrats' Great Society and War on Poverty Programs were (and remain) a disaster (for both the poor and tax payers) that made economic disparity worse, not better? Why are black Americans voting 90% for a party that is intent on keeping them dependent and in poverty?

Why aren't Democrats (supported by people like Nicholas Kristof) being held accountable for these failed policies? 

Instapundit: The new class conflict is not just racial.

Update:
Congressional Black Caucus votes for more police militarization?
Deep racial divides continue
Game changer?

12 comments:

  1. To give credit where credit is due, the (Clinton-Gingrich?) 1996 welfare reform was hugely successful. But it's been undone as a result of the Great Recession.

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    1. That is absolutely true. We went the completely opposite way since then with negative results that the media would rather ignore.

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  2. Because that would mean people like Kristof would have to admit they've been wrong for 80 years.

    And hipsters are always right.

    And cool.

    Just ask them.

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  3. Why is that?

    "Because whites are failures at management after practicing 400 years of harassment" seems too difficult for you, huh?

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    1. Yeah, that is true for whites like LBJ.

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    2. I did not know Nick Kristof was black. You learn something new every day!

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  4. The attitude of the white laborer toward colored folk is largely a matter of long continued propaganda and gossip. The white laborers can read and write, but beyond this their education and experience are limited and they live in a world of color prejudice. The curious, most childish propaganda dominates us, by which good, earnest, and even intelligent men have come by millions to believe almost religiously that white folk are a peculiar and chosen people whose one great accomplishment is civilization and that civilization must be protected from the rest of the world by cheating, stealing, lying, and murder.

    The propaganda, the terrible, ceaseless propaganda that buttresses this belief day by day—the propaganda of poet and novelist, the uncanny welter of romance, the half knowledge of scientists, the pseudo-science of statesmen-all these, united in the myth of mass inferiority of most men, have built a wall which many centuries will not break down. Born into such a spiritual world, the average white worker is absolutely at the mercy of its beliefs and prejudices.

    Color hate easily assumes the form of a religion and the laborer becomes the blind executive of the decrees of the masters of the white world; he votes armies and navies for "punitive" expeditions; he sends his sons as soldiers and sailors; he composes the Negro-hating mob, demands Japanese exclusion and lynches untried prisoners. What hope is there that such a mass of dimly thinking and misled men will ever demand universal democracy for all men?

    - WEB duBois, as hopeless in 1925 as any black today about whites coming to their senses on what they've done.

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  5. Well, I guess that settles it. Blacks will never get the right to vote in this country.

    Thanks for the Special Report from 19-fucking-25.

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    1. As usual, you miss the point - it's the "cheating, stealing, lying, and murder" as a means of control that hasn't changed. Nor the silly propaganda, now featuring whites actually thinking they'll tell us what's wrong as they oppress us, when they turn down even the word "reparations" as a solution. (Anything but that!) It's all the most dishonest con. The Mormons feel right at home for a reason,...

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    2. What amount of reparations do you seek?

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    3. Mormons feel right at home? Where would that be? You really have some prejudice against those LDS followers.

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  6. An argument is made, of the form "Condition A exists, therefore event B is highly unlikely." Event B subsequently occurs.

    It takes a special form of lunacy to insist that the proper conclusion is that Condition A is as strong as ever.

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