Thursday, February 3, 2011

Failed Policies of Socialism

Dear Doug Lyons (Senior Editorial Writer for the Sun-Sentinel):

Doug, of course, we all would like to see all of our students get a good education, especially the black students and other minorities, but what seems to be the impediment in achieving that goal?

I, as an observer of the passing scene, say that you seem to be correct about the black males who seem to be the one's who do not seem to be getting the education they should be getting. I see, in many of the businesses I frequent around south Florida, that the black females are achieving what the black males should be achieving, namely, getting and keeping a good job. I see many professional looking black females in all kinds of jobs, but very few black males, and being in a "red state" (as you snidely implied) has nothing to do with it. Most of the urban school districts, around the country, with lousy schools are overwhelmingly run by "blue state" mayors and city governments.

Why do black females outperform black males academically? That's the question you should address Doug, not whether the city or state is "red" or "blue". My educated guess would be that the major factor happens to be the absence of a traditional family ( a mother and father together at home) in the black community. A 70% out-of-wedlock birthrate is not a positive statistic. The glorification of sports in place of academics also contributes to the lack of educational excellence among black males. Many black males seem to carry a chip on their shoulder and they denigrate other black males who want to succeed and get a good education by saying that those conscientious students are "acting white". A real insidious put down. In addition, the type of music, that puts down women and authority figures, are not positive factors that are conducive to getting a good education. Also, the grooming habits of the black males (wearing their pants halfway down their butts and dragging on the floor) do not create a climate for learning or for getting a good education. Sloppiness in dress generally fosters an environment for mediocrity Another aspect of the demise of the black youth (mostly males) has been the habit of the black people to vote almost exclusively for Democrats these past 70 years, and still they have not been lifted up socially, educationally, and economically, as a result of that monolithic voting pattern. Capitalism and free enterprise are the means of lifting up the black youth, not the failed policies of Socialism, which the Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus espouse.

The "tough love", as espoused by Bill Cosby, is mostly shunned by the likes of the "Rhyming Reverends", Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who put forth the the "philosophy of victimization", mainly to keep many of their followers on the "plantation". The opportunities are available for everyone, including blacks and minorities, but it's up to the individual to take advantage of those opportunities, like Lt.Col.Allen West, now Congressman Allen West (R), has done in his life. That's the role model young blacks should try to emulate, not the Jackson's and the Sharpton's of their community.


Chuck On The Right Side
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