The struggle for civil rights is over. The good guys won. The battle now is against wrongheaded ‘compassionate’ policies.
Larry Elder goes after both wimpy Republicans, of which there are still far too many and state controlled indoctrination centers in IBD, warning that the monolithic, pro Democrat vote is a “clear and present danger to America.”
Politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, treat blacks like children. When a Republican addresses a black audience, you can make book on how long it takes before he refers to Martin Luther King Jr. Either he marched with King or his father did, or the next-door neighbor of his barber’s nephew used to mow the Rev. King’s father’s lawn.
It’s not the Democrats who will stop the infantilizing of minorities.
Republicans need to ask blacks, ‘Are you better off?’ Are blacks better off sending their children to assigned government schools — as demanded by the teachers unions and the Democratic Party?
Nobody can seriously argue that state run urban schools are more effective than the charter schools so despised by the union owned and operated Democrats.
Urban government-run schools are often violent. But because the school funding is based on average daily attendance, principals are reluctant to kick out bad, disruptive kids. Bad, disruptive kids help make bad schools.
Obama and congress are well aware of the cost effectiveness of the charter school voucher program in DC; the positive effects on the children and their parents and the long term obvious benefit to the community. But we needn’t bother ourselves with that if we are liberals. As long as we make the right noises about our compassion and concern for minorities, we’re cool. Everyone knows the real racists are those conservatives who refuse to understand the importance of preserving a thoroughly dysfunctional status quo.
A woman recently asked Obama whether the D.C. schools offer his daughters the same quality of education as a private school. ‘I’ll be blunt with you,’ said Obama. ‘The answer is no right now.’
Elder distilled it down to one question: Are you better off?