This is the ABSOLUTE best description of the root cause of the problems we currently face.The Democrats started the problem with Johnson in the 60's. His "Great Society" program was probably the worst thing for inner city blacks that ever happened. It started the decline to fatherless families by making single mothers wards of the state and started generations of dependency on welfare and drugs. Up to that time, I think blacks had fewer out of wedlock births than whites. Statistics show that black people were already gradually moving up the income scale and overt racism was disappearing rapidly. You will always be able to find an actual bigot but "systemic" racism was well on the way out. But while Martin Luther King was preaching peaceful protest, the Black Panthers and other factions were preaching war and hatred. They coined the term "African-American" and started Ebonics which is what inner city blacks speak. It is a combination of a southern accent with tough street gangsta' slang. Today, the inner cities are like plantations. Poor, fatherless families dependent on the state and schools that don't educate children, crime and drugs everywhere. Hoplessness and lack of opportunity. It takes a huge effort to get educated and rise up from the bottom and to their credit, lots of people do. We have the same Democrats running the worst cities in the country like Baltimore, Maryland. High School "Graduates" (I think half the kids drop out before graduation) can't pass basic reading and math tests so they have no chance of success. Don't get me started on Planned Parenthood which is in some cities is aborting more black babies than are being born.
The Democrats think of themselves morally superior. They think they are good and caring and have turned social welfare into hand outs designed to keep the recipients down rather than hand ups designed to help people out of a problem so they can get back on their feet and take care of themselves and their families. They think people who are dependent on hand outs will keep voting for the free stuff and they're right. People living on the dole eventually loose their dignity and their will to get themselves up and out and they begin to look at themselves as victims and that's where we are today. Inner city blacks consider themselves victims and have been convinced that they are being oppressed. In a sense they are. They are being oppressed by the fake kindness of the Democrats and the Democrat machines that have run their cities into the ground. Not sure how much you follow American news but all we heard about last year was "defund the police". You would have thought that police in the cities used black men for target practice by the rhetoric of the Democrats. There were over 600 riots. Lots of police were injured. Lots of stores were looted or burned hurting mostly black people. The riots were organized by agitators outside of the communities where they "spontaneously" happened and many participants were actually shipped in. People arrested were not prosecuted because they were "victims" only voicing their pain and released without bail. In response, cities reduced their police budgets and crime is higher than its been in decades. Stores refused to build in the burned out neighborhoods ensuring they will be blighted wastelands for years to come.
There are flash mobs in some California cities where 80 people rush in and strip a jewelry store or a Coach store that sells very expensive handbags and other accessories. No one is being prosecuted. The police and FBI are too busy scouring the country looking for people who were in DC last January 6th so the can be persecuted for supporting Trump. Death by gun violence is through the roof in Chicago and other large cities. The idiot mayor of Chicago said a week or so ago, the problem from looting is caused by the shop owners because they won't pay to hire private guards for their stores. Talk about being out of touch with reality. This is the woman who in the early days of the COVID shut down in 2020 was outed for having her hairdresser come to her house to do her hair. She's very much in the rules are for thee but not for me camp and she is completely on board with the defund the police movement despite the fact that it actually hurts her black constituants in poor neighborhoods more than the wealthy who can afford private security..
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