Black People Duped

obamaNAACP2.hero.reutersPeople in the media and academia are mostly leftists hellbent on growing government and controlling our lives. Black people, their politicians and civil rights organizations have become unwitting accomplices. The leftist pretense of concern for the well-being of black people confers upon them an aura of moral superiority and, as such, gives more credibility to their calls for increasing government control over our lives.

Ordinary black people have been sold on the importance of electing blacks to high public office. After centuries of black people having been barred from high elected office, no decent American can have anything against their wider participation in our political system. For several decades, blacks have held significant political power, in the form of being mayors and dominant forces on city councils in major cities such as Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, Oakland, Calif., Newark, N.J., and Cincinnati. In these cities, blacks have held administrative offices such as school superintendent, school principal and chief of police. Plus, there’s the precedent-setting fact of there being 44 black members of Congress and a black president.

What has this political power meant for the significant socio-economic problems faced by a large segment of the black community? Clearly, it has done little or nothing for academic achievement; the number of black students scoring proficient is far below the national average. It is a disgrace — and ought to be a source of shame — to know that the average white seventh- or eighth-grader can run circles around the average black 12th-grader in most academic subjects. The political and education establishment tells us that the solution lies in higher budgets, but the fact of business is that some of the worst public school districts have the highest spending per student. Washington, D.C., for example, spends more than $29,000 per student and scores at nearly the bottom in academic achievement.

Each year, roughly 7,000 — and as high as 9,000 — blacks are murdered.

Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Contrast this with the fact that black fatalities during the Korean War (3,075), Vietnam War (7,243) and wars since 1980 (about 8,200) total about 18,500. Young black males have a greater chance of reaching maturity on the battlefields than on the streets of Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, Newark and other cities. Black political power and massive city budgets have done absolutely nothing to ameliorate this problem of black insecurity.

Most of the problems faced by the black community have their roots in a black culture that differs significantly from the black culture of yesteryear. Today only 35 percent of black children are raised in two-parent households, but as far back as 1880, in Philadelphia, 75 percent of black children were raised in two-parent households — and it was as high as 85 percent in other places. Even during slavery, in which marriage was forbidden, most black children were raised with two biological parents. The black family managed to survive several centuries of slavery and generations of the harshest racism and Jim Crow, to ultimately become destroyed by the welfare state. The black family has fallen victim to the vision fostered by some intellectuals that, in the words of a sociology professor in the 1960s, “it has yet to be shown that the absence of a father was directly responsible for any of the supposed deficiencies of broken homes.” The real issue to these intellectuals “is not the lack of male presence but the lack of male income.” That suggests that fathers can be replaced by a welfare check. The weakened black family gives rise to problems such has high crime, predation and other forms of anti-social behavior.

The cultural problems that affect many black people are challenging and not pleasant to talk about, but incorrectly attributing those problems to racism and racial discrimination, a need for more political power, and a need for greater public spending condemns millions of blacks to the degradation and despair of the welfare state.

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  • liberalism is a mental illness

    Hey does anybody know that Ghandi was racist?? Just Google it. Apparently he hated black people. Weird!!

    • Lightbringer

      He hated white people too. He was just basically an ambitious demagogue who had a great public relations staff and was able to convince the world that he was a saint, sitting in his loincloth working his spinning wheel.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        He just had a wonderfully peaceful way of hating others. It was novel and pretty useful against a public not used to such spectacles such as he mustered.

  • golfmax13

    What a fine article. Margaret Sanger would be jumping for joy to read the statistics. Well said, Mr. Williams.

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    The numbers don’t lie, but they are hidden away and denied anyway. What’s puzzling is the way so any racist blacks want to dump all of this at the door of ALL white Americans. They know that ALL white people aren’t responsible for the past of their people, but it’s too complicated to sort out the “Good” whites from the “bad” whites.

    So they choose instead to play it “safe” and hate ALL white people. Isn’t that racism? Why do we tolerate it?

    • The March Hare

      I believe the hatred of ALL whites has been fostered by the leftists to garner power by having all blacks on their side. The communists have been at this since the early part of the 20th century. See the Scottsboro Boys Trial of 1931 that the communists got involved in and tried to use.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Because leftists already have the plan to deflect blame before they set out to destroy. That’s the “genius” of Marx. He gave them the framework to construct an infinite set of Ponzi schemes in the name of social justice and every failure is the result of having not yet achieved perfect communism. We must march on until we achieve perfect communism. As things get serious we might have to eliminate certain counterrevolutionary factions you know.

      Right now the bogey man is the RP as proxy for whites, Jews and believing Christians and anyone that aligns with them openly to defend our constitutional values.

  • A Z

    When are uptownsteve and “The FACTS” going to enter the fray and argue with Walter Williams & Thomas Sowell?

    The world is going ti crap around them and they think the old order is being overturned and they will build a new one with other Leftists.

    A lot of imports might cease being traded and they might find themselves in a world where living to 35 is out of their reach. All of this trade will stop due to the efforts of the Left.

    • Lightbringer

      Nobody would be foolish enough to argue facts with Drs. Williams and Sowell. The two of them number among the most intelligent people currently living. And I can’t imagine either of them, at their ages, suffering fools gladly.

      • Doug Light

        You give the soldiers from the left too much credit. They will argue with the conclusions
        of Sowell and Williams. They won’t have any rational response, but they will ever argue, demean and libel.

  • Chiron_Venizelos

    It seems that most of the time when we conclude that people have been duped, the evidence of their having been so causes us to also conclude that they sought to be duped. Speaking in the vernacular, people are stupid because they choose to be stupid.

  • Tradecraft46

    Well when you have political power, the issue becomes choosing the best course of action. Poor choices lead to poor results.

  • RAS

    I have long been an admirer of Dr. Williams and Dr.Sowell and their grasp of the real problems facing Black Americans. I grew up in the D.C. neighborhood bordering schools like Dunbar High School (an exceptional school), which Drs. Williams and Sowell have discussed on-air many times. I have witnessed, first hand, the destruction of the Black family by the “lily-white-progressives” and their destructive programs, like the “Great Society.” They follow along in lock step while their leaders kill programs like school choice to pander to the teacher unions and
    fire any school superintendent that just might save the day. I grieve over what
    might have been for Black America without the charlatans of the Left.

    • disqus_PAF4II0jcj

      I too grew up in DC, just a block from the ghetto. The black leadership (political, civil, and religious) have been playing them like a fiddle for decades. And to get away with it, they just get black people to hate whites more than working for a better future for black children. All the while the black middle class has not lifted a finger to help the black poor. (Whenever I used to ask a Howard student what are YOU doing about it, I always got “Say wuh, say wuh?”) But the majority of blacks keep giving these hoodlums votes and money on Sundays. Things won’t change as long as there is battered-wife syndrome.

  • thult

    I couldn’t agree more with Dr. Williams, who is much more gracious and measured than I am. “Black People Duped” WAS THE PLAN!

    This is the fallout from the Great Society, wherein America has squandered over $17 TRILLION (some say $21 TRILLION) on anti-poverty programs, the sole purpose (certainly, SOLE OUTCOME) of which, has been to HUGELY degrade the Black American family, and everything that springs from a cohesive and intact family unit!

    How about letting this be a “wake up call” to the underlying issues? How about “waking up” to the FACT that Black-on-Black murder rates are HUGE! How about “waking up” to the FACT that Black-on-Black crime is HUGE! How about
    “waking up” to the FACT that ONE OUT OF THREE Black men is part of
    the jail/prison system! How about “waking up” to the FACT that 73% of
    ALL Black babies are illegitimately born (read that, born into FATHERLESS
    households)! How about “waking up” to the FACT that many, if not MOST, Black students CHOOSE to perform abysmally at academic achievement in securing a FREE education, paid for by the taxpayers!

    WAKE UP!!!

    WAKE UP, and then take the next step and lay the blame for the FEW OF MANY problems within the Black culture that Dr. Williams cited, where they belong! LBJ’s “War on Poverty,” established AFDC MANDATED regulation whereby there could NOT be a man in the house, in order for the woman to fire up her own FREE “government ATM dispenser,” thereby institutionalizing generational dependency and today’s 73% Black illegitimacy rate!

    Why do you suppose, after LBJ enacted the “War on Poverty,” he said, “I’ll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years?”

    • uptownsteve

      You, my friend are a very sick racist. What is the percentage of blacks in poverty today? Do you even know? Black on black crime is barely larger than white on white crime. 94% to 86%. The out of wedlock birth rate only indicates that the mother and father were not married at the time of birth of the child. It does not factor in fathers who are very involved with the raising of the child. White marriages end in divorce in excess of 52% so many white children are being raised by single mothers. And black people were not the sole beneficiaries of War on Poverty programs so you can stop that lie.

      • thult

        uptownracepimp: Why do you suppose, after LBJ enacted the “War on Poverty,” he said, “I’ll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years?”

      • thult

        uptownracepimp: Your cited 94 and 86 percentages are accurate, but predictably only perpetuate the LIE you are pimpin’. You very purposefully OMITTED the “rest of the story:” According to the U.S. Justice Dept. and F.B.I., “Overall, more than half the nation’s homicide victims are African-American, though blacks make up only 13% of the population. Of those black murder victims, 85% were men, mostly young men.” Once again, or maybe STILL, uptownracepimp, you are perpetuating a half-truth, which is a LIE, purposefully meant to deceive, where I come from!

        • uptownsteve

          Once again RACIST there are 18 million black men in America and in 2013 there were maybe 6,000 black on black homicides. So we are talking about a small subset of criminals generally preying on each other. So who is using the half-truth method?

          • thult

            uptownracepimp: “How about “waking up” to the FACT that Black-on-Black murder rates are HUGE!”

            “According to the U.S. Justice Dept. and F.B.I., Overall, more than half the nation’s homicide victims are African-American, though blacks make up only 13% of the population!”

          • Notalibfool

            Sorry but uptownstevie doesn’t care about facts. His only concern is to label everyone a RACIST.

          • Notalibfool

            UptownSHEEP always accuses those who disagree with his dogma of being racists. Excuse me, I meant to say RACIST.

          • Schmitty

            Go to media matters with the rest of the flock.

  • wileyvet

    Democrats have an abysmal record when it comes to black Americans, and their progressive “paternalistic” programs are no better than the mindset of white slave owners pre and post civil war. Somehow they have managed to rewrite history to make themselves the champions of blacks, and vilify Republicans as racist and bigoted. I really hope, as Mr. Williams consistently points out, that the black community will wake up to the fact that they have been duped, and ill served by their so called champions.

  • Pieter

    Slowly but surely will be awakened from you sleep and understant the reason behind appartheid and why a white minority developed South Africa to be the best developed country in Africa until Mandela arrived on the scene and started to bremak down what the whites have achieved.

    • American Patriot

      And you are a racist, you Nationalist. Your beloved National Party had caused misery in South Africa for over 40 years. I don’t care if you are anti-Communist. You are still an evil racist. Why do you hate black people so much? Why can’t you tolerate people of a darker skin color? You and your racist cult have no future in world politics. Learn to embrace people of a skin color other than your own, you moron.

      • Drakken

        Not to defend Pieter but, he is right, since the blacks have taken over in SA they are turning it into another Rhodesia. The rave card has been played out to the point it has zero meaning anymore, if you want a dose of reality of how blacks run things, go to Africa and see for yourself. You wonder why Pieter and people like him don’t want to embrace blacks in SA? Because those very same blacks are slaughtering them.

  • philbest

    It’s all part of “the long march through the institutions”, Gramscianism, Fabianism, Alinskyism, cultural Marxism or whatever you want to call it. It is deliberately designed to destroy politically free civilisation. Turn “minorities” into a WMD against civilisation; and create social breakdown through erosion of morals. Among many other things.

  • Habbgun

    De Tocqueville made the point about the Indians. America can be a very seductive place and a disaster if you don’t have the tools. The Left is master at making sure they have the tools and the rest have the crumbs but think the rewards are on the way.The Left is all about private schools and gated communities for themselves. They have a vested interest in not having a mobile middle class which they see as competition and not as mutual success. And the minorities buy in. Suckers.

  • George of the Jungle

    Blacks are continually duped by their leftist masters. It has always been thus, and it’s not likely to change. It is now an unacknowledged but obvious fact to anyone with eyes to see, that the left has indeed given up on blacks as being able to exemplify progressive “solutions” including the trillions of freebees thrown at them over the last few decades. The progs have finally realized that blacks are hopeless.

    This is why the left are now pushing so hard for endless immigration, especially south-of-the-border browns who in the big progressive plan are slated to take the place of useless blacks. The left will make a big song and dance about multiculturalism and undying kumbaya friendship between non-white people. This is true only insofar as it creates a power bloc against Christian white males. However, when it comes to actually doing something useful on the progressive plantation, including following orders to the letter and acting out correctly all the glittering leftist memes, the progs have decided that they should put their money on the browns, and dump the blacks as a hopeless case.

    Will the blacks ever wake up to all this? Will they start to understand that they’ve been essentially abandoned by the smiling lying faces of the progs? When will blacks go behind the voting curtain and NOT yank on the Democrats lever?

    (BTW, is this “racist”? Guess what, HBD is racist. Identification of race from bone structure is racist. IQ distributions are racist. The hierarchy of cultures is racist. Race-specific hereditary disease is racist. In short, reality is racist. Time to acknowledge it, time to stop attempting the forced imposition of narratives and pie-in-the-sky feel-good ideologies that cause nothing but chaos and misery. Time to move on.)

    • uptownsteve

      Blacks will never support the GOP as long as it is dominated by racists who incessantly portray us as this permanently dysfunctional and deleterious outgroup instead of the resilient and vibrant people that we are. As a member of the thriving black middle class, I flip my middle finger at charlatans like Williams who suggest that the black community was better off under Jim Crow.

      • George of the Jungle

        A progressive education, aka propaganda, has done wonders for your thinking processes, which reduce to “either..or”, “black or white”, “Democrat… Republican”, “Jim Crow/slavery… affirmative action”, with absolutely nothing in the middle. You are a manicheist, as well as a helpless useful idiot fish swimming in a sea of leftist thought. Just like the fish, you haven’t a clue about your intellectual and societal surroundings.
        Be happy, your masters have done their job well, and you are a shining example.

        • uptownsteve

          Yeah okay bud. Keep trying to tell me my reality. The fact is that your side is losing and you’re scared to death.

          • Nightowl

            Who exactly is losing? Tell me, what’s the unemployment rate of blacks? How many African American babies are ending up in the bottom of the abortionist’s tray? How many have had their dignity stripped away by living off the welfare state?
            And when, exactly, are you going to get a heart and actually CARE about these people??

          • uptownsteve

            Why don’t you tell me racist? The fact is you don’t know and you’re just ranting.

          • DeweyDS

            steve, what is a cause you think both conservatives and right-leaning democrats could agree on? Let’s start there. How about a balanced budget?

          • Notalibfool

            Oh Stevie, what is your obsession with the word racist all about? Are you really just trying to compensate for something?

            Nobody hates you for the color of your skin. You are disliked because you come across as a moron.

          • Habbgun

            Your side isn’t winning…its grabbing money and looking for another country to run to. I suggest Cuba. Castro is your kind of people.

      • liberalism is a mental illness

        It’s not the GOP that portray blacks as permanently dysfunctional and deleterious it’s blacks that do that you silly goose!! Blacks only make up 12% of the US population so we don’t need your vote. Now get a job and stop whining!!

      • bigjulie

        I have been a member of the GOP for decades and I have yet to come across GOP members who “incessantly portray (you) as this permanently dysfunctional and deleterious outgroup”. Talk about general typecasting and branding…WOW! Every person I have ever encountered who would fit the description you draw was a White Democrat from the South! Lincoln was a Republican, fer christsakes!! Big problem for the GOP is that most of them insisted that Blacks work for a living, like everybody else. The Democrats came along and arranged for ever bigger and fatter welfare benefits in exchange for your votes…and you fell for it!!

      • DeweyDS

        Name 5. I would guess that would be easy since you said about 3 mil racists dominate the GOP.

      • American Patriot

        Cuban Americans will never support the Democratic Party as long as it is dominated by left-wing racists and bigots who cozy up to the Castro family dictatorship in Communist Cuba, you racist loon. You think that whites would be better off under “John Crow”, while your leftist friends continue to make life hard for black Americans by spreading lies about politics: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1258

  • uptownsteve

    Uncle Walter still dancing for tips from his white Massas.

    • thult

      uptownracepimp: Still pimpin’ LIES and diversionary name-calling in lieu of substance, huh? Get a soul!

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      Your comment was as predictable as the rise and fall of the sun, on a daily basis.

    • Habbgun

      Yeah, Uptown because dancing for the white socialists of Europe is so empowering.

    • American Patriot

      Just like Uncle Tim dances for your beloved Louis Farrakhan.

      • American Patriot

        By the way, “Uncle Tim” refers to Tim Wise, a lunatic white leftist scholar who is obsessed with race, particularly “white privilege”. He is a loon.

        • Notalibfool

          Is this Tim Wise as much of a dumbass as “Dr” Allan G. Johnson, the author of “Privilege, Power, and Difference”?

          In college I had the misfortune of sitting through one of “Dr” Johnson’s seminars.

          • American Patriot

            I don’t know. Probably. Anyway, In case you want to know, I am the person who exposes the truth about the Communist puppet Mossadegh in pre-Islamist Ayatollah-ruled Iran.

  • George of the Jungle

    Here’s a prime example of blacks’ cluelessness and inherent racism…
    If that Affirmative Action Pustule on the Ass-End of the Body Politic decided to suspend elections to keep himself in power, due to whatever specious rationalization of the moment he propounded from his teleprompter, then 99.999% of blacks would without hesitation support him.
    Because, you know, racissssss….

  • Ellman48

    “The cultural problems that affect many black people are challenging and
    not pleasant to talk about, but incorrectly attributing those problems
    to racism and racial discrimination, a need for more political power,
    and a need for greater public spending condemns millions of blacks to
    the degradation and despair of the welfare state.”

    And condemns many whites to continuing to pay taxes to support the welfare state, thereby denying themselves the benefits of more prosperity and opportunity to achieve their dreams and a better standard of living. Let’s not forget that the current system not only harms blacks on welfare but whites who are working to improve their lives. Don’t blacks at some point have to take responsibility for their own welfare and future, or do they intend to be dependent on ‘white folk’ to subsidize their lives forever?

    What’s fair is fair, and what isn’t, isn’t! It’s not the government that provides benefits. It the TAXPAYERS!

  • Paul Waliser

    12% not 35% of Black children are raised in two parent homes.

  • lisag

    Maybe black politicians like all politicians come to the game with good intentions. Then they run up against the leadership, lobbyists, and unions. The perks and the temptations to enrich themselves is too much. Term limits is one way to help stop the problem. Congressmen should not be returned year after year without any results.

  • DeweyDS

    “Ordinary black people have been sold on the importance of electing blacks to high public office.” Never heard it put that way, but it cuts to the bone. Blacks and Hispanics, like whites, need to elect the best person for the job. Otherwise, you end up with amateurs that make amateur decisions. Vote platforms, not skin color or personality.

  • icdadream

    Do you have a suggested solution?