Those who automatically say that the social pathology [violence] of the ghetto is due to poverty, discrimination, and the like cannot explain why such pathology was far less prevalent in the 1950s, when poverty and discrimination were worse. But there were not nearly as many grievance mongers and race hustlers [Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, et al] then. Thomas Sowell/NRO
I never believed that Obama would be a good president – good for the nation. Long before he was elected, I knew that he was nothing but dangerous to America and the Constitution. However, I hoped that if he was going to be elected president he would be able to bring us together as a nation regarding race and ethnicity. What he did with that great opportunity was divide us further.
Instead of empowering the black community to aspire to higher and better lives, he has empowered them to flash mobbing 7/11’s and beating white reporters. There is a sense of revenge in their criminal behavior toward whites. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling like we’re sitting on a powder keg in many major cities, right now. I think we’re on the verge of some violent and vicious rioting. And the upcoming election will make this worse.
It should be an interesting and tense summer.