1965 – 2020 – THE BIG DEMOCRATIC LIE ON RACE, SOCIAL JUSTICE & FAMILY
1965 – 2020 – THE BIG DEMOCRATIC LIE ON RACE, SOCIAL JUSTICE & FAMILY
Let’s have a REAL discussion on RACE, social justice, black homicides and welfare.
The one Eric Holder & Democrats don’t want you to have. It’s time to talk facts, stop pandering, stop creating the boogeyman, and address the issues we’ve know about all this time. And let’s use the study by former democrat, Moynihan (who wouldn’t be allowed in today’s democratic party) as a key element, along with statistics about reality vice the false narratives of the radical democrats and their anarchist friends.
The key points:
1. Multi generation poverty is entrenched, largely black by percentages, but not by actual numbers where whites still dominate in this area
2. Feminism, democrat policies advanced and are major reasons for the collapse of the nuclear family – both for blacks, but also for whites – reflected by the fact if you’re a single mother, by percentages, your likely on or will end up on welfare
3. Almost 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers
4. The social welfare policies of the 1960’s drove the destruction of the black family – reflected in the disproportionate murder, incarceration and welfare rates
5. The largest number of people on welfare in the USA remain white, not black. Black by percentage.
6. The incarceration, murder and criminal rates are highly tied to the percentages on welfare and single parent households.
Why is it important to note that whites, poor whites, make up the majority on welfare? Because the false narrative that’s been painted for decades by Democrats – is that by trying to fix the welfare system “you’re racist!” Purely bull-crap. But why? Because the Democrats have created a new set of chains (economic) and a new plantation (one of dependency), and by playing false narratives of identity politics – they can continue to distract from the facts that Democratic policies and governance have not only decimated the black community, but perpetuate a much larger and more inclusive 21st century plantation of dependency on all races.
So, let’s begin to look at some of the issues and facts. This blog is just touching on the surface, but this is the real discussion we need to be having on race, not the b.s. boogeyman of police, military or other.
The Truth About Blacks, deaths, and racism - What the democrats won't tell you about their 21st Century plantation is laid out below in statistics and analysis from several sources. My objective in this blog post is to highlight they blatant hypocrisy of the left, the feminists and the socialist democrats who like to blame everything else but their bankrupt policies for perpetuating the 21st Century version of a plantation for well over the last half century.
So, let me refer readers not to conservative think tanks or sources, let’s listen and look at what a democrat, Patrick (who would no longer be welcome in today's party) found.
In He told the truth over fifty-five years ago (and summed up in
article from 2005 fifteen years ago) what the purveyors of today’s plantation
don’t want to address, speak of, or acknowledge.
The article is exceptional and must read! "So, have we reached the end of the Moynihan report saga? That would be vastly overstating matters. Remember: 70 percent of black children are still born to unmarried mothers. After all that ghetto dwellers have been through, why are so many people still unwilling to call this the calamity it is?
The below extracts are from 2005 article. It addresses the REAL issues with It is followed by some of my commentary and several sets of government statistics., that , , , and ALL DEMOCRATS FAIL to address. Truly the most racist, oppressive and destructive policies that perpetuate the destruction of opportunity, independence and freedom for blacks.
While I could spend days and days on the data, statistics and
analysis – the bottom line is that the only way they’ll
go away is to get rid of the DEMOCRAT policies that destroyed the black family,
continue to destroy the family and relegate generation after generation of poor
blacks to the new 21st century plantation – where the Democrats
would love to keep them so they remain wholly dependent upon the government,
and therefore highly likely to continue to vote for Democrats who puts a large
portion of the black community in the economic chains of dependency.
My input is in this blue text color. The other materials all have a link to the citation/source at the end of the paragraphs, graphs or other.
1965 – 2020 – THE BIG LIE
ead through the megazillion words on class, income mobility, and poverty in the recent series “Class Matters” and you still won’t grasp two of the most basic truths on the subject: 1. entrenched, multigenerational poverty is largely black; and 2. it is intricately intertwined with the collapse of the nuclear family in the inner city…
By now, these facts shouldn’t be hard to grasp. Almost 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers. Those mothers are far more likely than married mothers to be poor, even after a post-welfare-reform decline in child poverty. They are also more likely to pass that poverty on to their children… Moynihan argued that the rise in single-mother families was not due to a lack of jobs but rather to a destructive vein in ghetto culture that could be traced back to slavery and Jim Crow discrimination…
ut Moynihan went much further than merely overthrowing familiar explanations about the cause of poverty. He also described, through pages of disquieting charts and graphs, the emergence of a “tangle of pathology,” including delinquency, joblessness, school failure, crime, and fatherlessness that characterized ghetto—or what would come to be called underclass—behavior…Prompted by Moynihan’s still-unpublished study, Johnson delivered a speech at the Howard University commencement that called for “the next and more profound stage of the battle for civil rights.” The president began his speech with the era’s conventional civil rights language, condemning inequality and calling for more funding of medical care, training, and education for Negroes. But he also broke into new territory, analyzing the family problem with what strikes the contemporary ear as shocking candor. He announced: “Negro poverty is not white poverty.” He described “the breakdown of the Negro family structure,” which he said was “the consequence of ancient brutality, past injustice and present prejudice.” “When the family collapses, it is the children that are usually damaged,” Johnson continued. “When it happens on a massive scale, the community itself is crippled.” …
Less forgivable was the refusal to grapple seriously—either at the time or in the months, years, even decades to come—with the basic cultural insight contained in the report: that ghetto families were at risk of raising generations of children unable to seize the opportunity that the civil rights movement had opened up for them. Instead, critics changed the subject…If black pride made it hard to grapple with the increasingly separate and unequal family, feminism made it impossible. Fretting about single-parent families was now not only racist but also sexist, an effort to deny women their independence, their sexuality, or both. As for the poverty of single mothers, that was simply more proof of patriarchal oppression…
In 1978, University of Wisconsin researcher Diana Pearce introduced the useful term “feminization of poverty.” But for her and her many allies, the problem was not the crumbling of the nuclear family; it was the lack of government support for single women and the failure of business to pay women their due… It made no difference that so many of these cheerleaders for single mothers had themselves spent their lives in traditional families and probably would rather have cut off an arm than seen their own unmarried daughters pushing strollers….eanwhile, the partisans of single motherhood got a perfect chance to test their theories, since the urban ghettos were fast turning into nuclear-family-free zones. Indeed, by 1980, 15 years after “The Negro Family,” the out-of-wedlock birthrate among blacks had more than doubled, to 56 percent. In the ghetto, that number was considerably higher, as high as 66 percent in New York City. Many experts comforted themselves by pointing out that white mothers were also beginning to forgo marriage, but the truth was that only 9 percent of white births occurred out of wedlock… In short, the 15 years since the report was written had witnessed both the birth of millions of fatherless babies and the entrenchment of an underclass…Liberal advocates had two main ways of dodging the subject of family collapse while still addressing its increasingly alarming fallout. The first, largely the creation of Marian Wright Edelman, who in 1973 founded the Children’s Defense Fund, was to talk about children not as the offspring of individual mothers and fathers responsible for rearing them, but as an oppressed class…he second way not to talk about what was happening to the ghetto family was to talk instead about teen pregnancy.’’…There was just one small problem: . There was an teen-pregnancy epidemic…Teenagers had gotten pregnant at even higher rates in the past. The numbers had reached their zenith in the 1950s… Teen pregnancy not only failed to go down, despite all the public attention, the tens of millions of dollars, and the birth control pills that were thrown its way. —peaking in 1990 at 117 pregnancies per 1,000 teenage girls, up from 105 per 1,000 in 1978, when the Guttmacher report was published. About 80 percent of those young girls who became mothers were single, and the vast majority would be poor…. Throughout the 1980s, the inner city—and the black family—continued to unravel. Child poverty stayed close to 20 percent, hitting a high of 22.7 percent in 1993. Welfare dependency continued to rise, soaring from 2 million families in 1970 to 5 million by 1995. By 1990, 65 percent of all black children were being born to unmarried women… Three thinkers in particular—Charles Murray, Lawrence Mead, and Thomas Sowell—though they did not always write directly about the black family, effectively changed the conversation about it. First, they did not flinch from blunt language in describing the wreckage of the inner city, unafraid of the accusations of racism and victim blaming that came their way. Second, they pointed at the welfare policies of the 1960s, not racism or a lack of jobs or the legacy of slavery, as the cause of inner-city dysfunction, and in so doing they made the welfare mother the public symbol of the ghetto’s ills. (Murray in particular argued that welfare money provided a disincentive for marriage, and, while his theory may have overstated the role of economics, it’s worth noting that he was probably the first to grasp that the country was turning into a nation of separate and unequal families.) And third, they believed that the poor would have to change their behavior instead of waiting for Washington to end poverty, as liberals seemed to be saying…by the early 1980s the media also had woken up to the ruins of the ghetto family and brought about the return of the repressed Moynihan report. Declaring Moynihan “prophetic,” Ken Auletta, in his 1982 , proclaimed that “one cannot talk about poverty in America, or about the underclass, without talking about the weakening family structure of the poor.” …
o, have we reached the end of the Moynihan report saga? That would be vastly overstating matters. Remember: s. After all that ghetto dwellers have been through, why are so many people still unwilling to call this the calamity it is? Both NOW and the National Association of Social Workers continue to see marriage as a potential source of female oppression. The Children’s Defense Fund still won’t touch the subject. Hip-hop culture glamorizes ghetto life: “ ’cause nowadays it’s like a badge of honor/to be a baby mama” go the words to the current hit “Baby Mama,” which young ghetto mothers view as their anthem…If change really is in the air, it’s taken 40 years to get here—40 years of inner-city misery for the country to reach a point at which it fully signed on to the lesson of Moynihan’s report. Yes, better late than never; but you could forgive lost generations of ghetto men, women, and children if they found it cold comfort.
Now let’s look at the statistics pulled from varied sources. What you’ll see, despite the dates are that if things haven’t gotten worse, they’ve not changed for the better – and if so barley. The point being is the trends of poverty, incarceration, abuse, educational decline etc. aren’t going to go away by blaming the police of Republicans.
Let’s start by looking at homicide trends. You’ll note the age where the majority of the homicides result is around 17-20. Hmm, why is that?
Now, let’s look at the homicide rates in big cities. All big cities, but remember, the majority of these are also liberal progressive cities.
Now let’s look at murder rates by race and incarceration rates. The disparity in incarceration – despite the drop in black imprisonment – is stark. Here again, we see the massive disparity in black incarceration. But the underlying cause is the destruction of the social network of a nuclear family and the policies of dependency, and the overwhelming statistics of single unwed mothers.
Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008, November 2011
https://www.bjs.gov/ - source for the above two tables. Look at the site, it’s not hard to find reality.
Now, let’s look at the homicide rate among blacks as compared to other races. The number of deaths by police that are murders are all wrong, but a decimal point as compared to the massive numbers murdered – remember this is per deaths per 100,000. Our country has a population of about 330+ million today. So, do we focus solely on the false narrative of the left that social and racial justice is going to be driven by defunding the police, or attacking the police. What these numbers don’t show is how many lives the police SAVED from murder, abuse, and victimization.
Now let’s look at the facts and statistics on welfare, look at the ratios today and historically.
The numbers for single mother households among blacks on poverty has skyrocketed. What the democrats also don’t want you to know is that the overwhelming number of people on welfare – are white!
In many ways, America remains two societies – one black and one white – as measured by key demographic indicators of social and economic well-being. At the same time, it’s important to note that on some measures, gaps across racial and ethnic groups have diminished.
Analyses of federal government data by the Pew Research Center find that blacks on average are at least twice as likely as whites to be poor or to be unemployed. Households headed by a black person earn on average little more than half of what the average white households earns. And in terms of their median net worth, white households are about 13 times as wealthy as black households – a gap that has grown wider since the Great Recession.
Racial differences in family structure have persisted as well. While marriage rates are falling among all racial groups, the decline has been most dramatic among blacks. Non-marital births are more than twice as common among black mothers as white mothers, and black children are almost three times as likely as white children to be living with a single parent.
To be sure, some economic and educational differences between blacks and whites have narrowed over time. While blacks are more than twice as likely as whites to be living in poverty, this actually reflects a marked improvement since the mid-1970s when blacks were almost four times as likely as whites to be poor. And the white-black gap in high school completion rates has almost disappeared since the 1960s, though blacks are still significantly less likely than whites to graduate from college.
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