By John Conlin August 22, 2018
In the course of my management consulting, I've been to some of the toughest neighborhoods in the country.
If you do business in these areas, you know to always visit them relatively early in the morning, before the animals wake up. Thus, in my travels, I'd see four- and five-year-old kids playing as all four- and five-year-olds do.
But as they got older, they developed an increasingly hard look in their eyes. Even at that age, they had put up with more crap than one can imagine. The neighborhoods they were born into have astonishing crime rates. The few terrorize the many, and unlike the police, they don't leave.
A great deal of America's $500-billion annual illicit drug trade flows through their world. It's an illegal trade where violence and fear take the place of contracts and the rule of law – an illegal trade that, unfortunately, often offers the best economic opportunity.
Job opportunities are limited, and youth unemployment reaches heights unheard of anywhere else in the country. A hand up is not an easy thing to find in these neighborhoods................
My Take - Leftists unendingly demand and promise utopia. They deliver dystopia! But one thing is clear. No education system will fix anything unless we fix the number one underlying cultural paradigm that's destroying these inner city societies. Illegitimacy! Black America has a 70% illegitimacy rate and nothing anyone else does can help them or fix them. That has to be done by that community and their black "reverends" bear a huge level of responsibility for this.