Saturday, February 27, 2010

A minority report about minorities ~ By Burt Prelutsky

In this column, Burt points out the results of liberal Democrat thinking for minorities, and the irony that the minorities now vote almost exclusively for the Democrats. And keep in mind, one of the greatest civil rights leaders ever, was a Republican. That would be Martin Luther King, Jr.
Yet another tragic irony is that LBJ is a large part of the reason that, year in and year out, 90 percent of blacks will leave the plantation just long enough to vote for the party of Strom Thurmond, James Eastland, Herman Talmadge, Orville Faubus, George Wallace, Bull Connor and Robert Byrd.

By Burt Prelutsky

Posted: February 26, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

Because white Americans are so terrified of being called racists, they rarely marshal a defense. Instead, they tend to stammer and stutter, muttering "Am not" under their breath, mimicking an angry child who has been called a baby by an older sibling.

For instance, the astronomical drop-out rates among Latino students is generally blamed on whites. Because nothing negative must ever be laid at the feet of minority groups, a sensitive, politically correct white majority must always hold itself accountable for their failings. Well, not all white people, of course. As a rule, white liberals are always prepared to link arms with Hispanic race hustlers to blame conservatives.

Here in Los Angeles, a 10-year study found that 30 percent of students who were placed in bilingual classes in early primary grades were still in the program when they entered high school, which greatly increased their chances of bailing out before they graduated.

As if that's not depressing enough, over half of those students were born in the United States!

America, as people are fond of saying, is a land of immigrants. We, or at least our ancestors, came from all over the world. But I dare you to come up with a group of immigrants from Asia, Europe or Africa whose children aren't speaking English within a year of arriving on our shores. But here are all these native-born Americans who, even after several years in school, can only speak Spanish. And that's the fault of gringos? I don't think so.

This brings us to America's black population. Slavery was evil, we all agree. The fact it was commonplace in most places on earth in the old days, and is still practiced in Africa these days, doesn't give America a pass. America, after all, isn't just another country, even if Barack Obama doesn't seem to think it's anything special.

In the aftermath of slavery, we still had segregation and Jim Crow laws in several states. However, in 1960, in spite of that, the illegitimacy rate among blacks was just 19 percent. What's more, between 1890 and 1940, blacks had a higher marriage rate than whites. If you go back to 1925, 85 percent of black children were raised in two-parent families.


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