At the panel discussion, the president defended his practice of encouraging young African American men to take responsibility for their children when they become parents.This is more evidence, as if we needed it, that Obama's approach makes race relations in America worse, not better. Today we see him stirring up class animosity, conflating the salaries of hedge fund managers with the death of black fathers in the home, as if 1 thing had anything to do with the other. He is on to something as the absence of black fathers in the home is definitely a contributing factor to the rioting we have seen in the black community. But, as I've said before, Obama should get a refund for any Economics classes he took at Harvard or Columbia.
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He said policy makers had to budget for programs that helped impoverished youth, and he singled out changing tax loopholes such as one on "carried interest" enjoyed by fund managers as a way to help boost resources for such programs.
Further, the last thing that black families need is more government intervention. The war on poverty launched by Lyndon Johnson has turned out to be a war on black families. In typically racist fashion the Democrat party put into practice policies that undermined African-American families; substituting the government for fathers and ensuring that black men would be priced out of the labor market by a rising minimum wage.
The first black President could have been a god-send to this country's race relations, instead he has chosen to divide the nation on the basis of race and class. Thanks.
What You Should Be Reading:
- Dalrock, because he breaks down family issues with a keen parsing of the statistics and the insight that comes with a true understanding of how evolutionary psychology is applied to interpersonal relations between the sexes. His most recent post on black children living with their fathers is here.
- The Scratching Post, because KTCat blogs everyday at a consistently high level.