Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Black Americans and Liberty
by Walter E. Williams Townhall.com Columnist
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Then there’s the grossly fraudulent education delivered by the government schools that serve most black communities. The average black high school senior has a sixth- or seventh-grade achievement level and most of those who manage to graduate have what’s no less than a fraudulent diploma, one that certifies a 12th-grade level of achievement when in fact the youngster might not have half that. If the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wanted to sabotage black academic excellence, he could not find a more effective means to do so than the government school system in most cities.
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It’s a shame what we have done to the inner city. Between the “war on (some) drugs”, the denial of the resident’s right to defend themselves, the dole that saps (i.e., single moms get more unmarried and unpaired; the minimum wage mandates unemployment; the gooferment takes over “charity”; the policing is inadequate; rent control prevents building real wealth; licensing prevents entrepreneurship; “equal opportunity” is anything but), then the final nail is the schools.
It’s racism to deprive the inner city youth of paths to “success”!
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