Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Taking a Look at the Results of Big Government’s Policies on Black Americans

“Progressives have made Americans poorer, dumber and more criminalized.” 

By Gary Curtis June 28, 2016

That startling statement is a quote from Star Parker, a black cultural-commentator, syndicated columnist and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (C.U.R.E.).  Her views are reflections on the effects of the policies of political progressives in America—particularly as related to the black communities.  She summarizes the results of the last 50 years of Big Government rule:
  • Despite the billions spent on the liberal’s “War on Poverty,” the black poverty rate is unchanged since the 1960s!
  • Less than half of black men graduate from high school.
  • Today, 73% of blacks are born out-of-wedlock, while it was 33 percent in the 1960s.
  • Planned Parenthood receives approximately one million dollars a day from American taxpayers and targets black women, who are less than 10% of American’s population but represent 40% of all abortions.
  • Blacks make-up only 13 percent of the US population, yet 50 percent of the murders are by blacks, many of whose victims are also black.
Star advocates for reaching and helping minorities open their eyes to the fact that “Government is NOT God.” She believes the bureaucracies of Big Government cause a perpetuating dependence on government provisions, rather than developing personal responsibilities. These “Nanny State,” liberal policies have contributed to “fatherless homes,” where men are deemed not needed or wanted. Parker says Big Government has often created multiple-generations of welfare recipients, many with an entitlement mentality.......To Read More.....

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