from Walter Williams:
The True Plight of Black Americans
While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called “systemic racism.” Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our big cities.
Some of the most dangerous big cities are: St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland, Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, Birmingham, Newark, Buffalo and Philadelphia.
Charles Patrick Furguson tells it as it is, or at least should be regarding being black in present day America.
A must watch: read more
by: the Common Constitutionalist
There sure have been a lot of cries of racism thrown about recently, from Elijah Cummings trying to obstruct his own congressional committee (now we know why, the dirty crook), to Obama and Holder blaming racism when the sky isn’t blue enough, to the old sadsack Hank Aaron who seems to think the fire hoses will be turned on him any minute, even though that was the work of the first black president, Bill Clinton’s mentor, Bull Connor.
All this nonsense got me to thinking about the different kinds of black Americans.
Now before anyone flies off the politically correct handle, let me explain.
First, what I will not do is apologize for daring to even broach the topic. I’m not going to exclaim, “I am not a racist” as too many guilty white folk do. That’s a copout and it also inherently accepts the liberal premise that if you don’t say that, you are automatically a racist – no question. Well, I reject that premise and the default position.
I will also not claim that some of my best friends are blacks. They are not, although a few friends I work out with are not just black but are real African-Americans – one originally from Nigeria and two from the Sudan. All good guys! So there! read more