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The Welfare State Did What Slavery Couldn't Do
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2020-09-11 03:34:13 UTC
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“A vastly expanded welfare state in the 1960s destroyed the black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and generations of racial oppression.
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/welfare-state-did-what-slavery-couldnt-do
Johnny
2020-09-11 13:28:33 UTC
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On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 20:34:13 -0700 (PDT)
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“A vastly expanded welfare state in the 1960s destroyed the black
family, which had survived centuries of slavery and generations of
racial oppression.
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/welfare-state-did-what-slavery-couldnt-do
The black social theorist Thomas Sowell, who teaches at Stanford
University, has written extensively on the decline of the black family.
In his article “A Legacy of Liberalism,” Sowell rejects the argument
that current black impoverishment is the residue of slavery or due to
inherent racism. He refers to “the legacy of slavery” argument as a
reason not to think about the subject or rely on evidence, because it
replaces research with an emotional reaction.



“If we wanted to be serious about evidence,” Sowell observed, “we
might compare where blacks stood a hundred years after the end of
slavery with where they stood after 30 years of the liberal welfare
state...

Despite the grand myth that black economic progress began or
accelerated with the passage of the civil rights laws and ‘war on
poverty’ programs of the 1960s, the cold fact is that the poverty
rate among blacks fell from 87 percent in 1940 to 47 percent by
1960. This was before any of those programs began.”

In his article “The Legacy of the Welfare State,” Williams agreed.

“The No. 1 problem among blacks is the effects stemming from a very
weak family structure. Children from fatherless homes are likelier
to drop out of high school, die by suicide, have behavioral
disorders, join gangs, commit crimes and end up in prison. They are
also likelier to live in poverty-stricken households. But is the
weak black family a legacy of slavery?…Here's my question: Was the
increase in single-parent black families after 1960 a legacy of
slavery, or might it be a legacy of the welfare state ushered in by
the War on Poverty?”

In another article Sowell answered,

“A vastly expanded welfare state in the 1960s destroyed the black
family, which had survived centuries of slavery and generations of
racial oppression. In 1960, before this expansion of the welfare
state, 22 percent of black children were raised with only one
parent. By 1985, 67 percent of black children were raised with
either one parent or no parent.” The percentage has held fairly
steady since then. And, statistically, the parent figure is usually
a mother or a grandmother.


My comment:

Welfare was a terrible mistake, you can see the results of it today, so
was forced busing.

When laws were passed to allow black children to attend any school,
that should have been the end of it. The parents then had the choice
to send their children to a white school.
El Castor
2020-09-11 17:38:57 UTC
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Post by Johnny
On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 20:34:13 -0700 (PDT)
“A vastly expanded welfare state in the 1960s destroyed the black
family, which had survived centuries of slavery and generations of
racial oppression.
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/welfare-state-did-what-slavery-couldnt-do
The black social theorist Thomas Sowell, who teaches at Stanford
University, has written extensively on the decline of the black family.
In his article “A Legacy of Liberalism,” Sowell rejects the argument
that current black impoverishment is the residue of slavery or due to
inherent racism. He refers to “the legacy of slavery” argument as a
reason not to think about the subject or rely on evidence, because it
replaces research with an emotional reaction.
“If we wanted to be serious about evidence,” Sowell observed, “we
might compare where blacks stood a hundred years after the end of
slavery with where they stood after 30 years of the liberal welfare
state...
Despite the grand myth that black economic progress began or
accelerated with the passage of the civil rights laws and ‘war on
poverty’ programs of the 1960s, the cold fact is that the poverty
rate among blacks fell from 87 percent in 1940 to 47 percent by
1960. This was before any of those programs began.”
In his article “The Legacy of the Welfare State,” Williams agreed.
“The No. 1 problem among blacks is the effects stemming from a very
weak family structure. Children from fatherless homes are likelier
to drop out of high school, die by suicide, have behavioral
disorders, join gangs, commit crimes and end up in prison. They are
also likelier to live in poverty-stricken households. But is the
weak black family a legacy of slavery?…Here's my question: Was the
increase in single-parent black families after 1960 a legacy of
slavery, or might it be a legacy of the welfare state ushered in by
the War on Poverty?”
In another article Sowell answered,
“A vastly expanded welfare state in the 1960s destroyed the black
family, which had survived centuries of slavery and generations of
racial oppression. In 1960, before this expansion of the welfare
state, 22 percent of black children were raised with only one
parent. By 1985, 67 percent of black children were raised with
either one parent or no parent.” The percentage has held fairly
steady since then. And, statistically, the parent figure is usually
a mother or a grandmother.
Welfare was a terrible mistake, you can see the results of it today, so
was forced busing.
When laws were passed to allow black children to attend any school,
that should have been the end of it. The parents then had the choice
to send their children to a white school.
Sowell's point is there were no "parents". The word "parents" implies
a mother and father. There were and are no fathers -- just a mother
living in project housing. Thanks to the usual unintended consequences
of liberalism, Black boys were raised without the example and guidance
of a working father, or even the knowledge of who their father was --
if the mother even knew.

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