Friday, May 30, 2014

Robert L. Woodson: The Silent Scandal in Black America

Robert L. Woodson, writing at National Review, argues that the biggest problems facing black America are not racial insults but politicians (many black) who prey on their emotions. Tough and gritty, he argues that blacks should redirect that outrage towards such “leaders”.

Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick awaits sentencing. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
While deplorable, Sterling’s race-based insults to the black players on his team pale in significance when compared with the damage that self-serving politicians (and their associates) such as these have inflicted on their most disadvantaged constituents, siphoning funds that were vital to their communities to support their opulent lifestyles. Under their “leadership,” poverty and unemployment have increased and the streets of inner cities have turned into virtual killing fields where, every six months, the death toll from black-on-black homicides is equivalent to the tragic loss of 9/11.

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