Real racism: Progressive eugenicists manipulating minorities…
(CUSA) – Genuine racism is a more a product of government coercion, social planners and interference than societal obstacles to creativity and prosperity.
Even more damaging is the destruction of the family by the state in the name of progress. Our Trends in Education Editor Dee Chadwell has the statistics and the story. —Ed.
As one who tries to see people as people and not as labels, I found the uproar over the deaths of Travon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner especially disturbing because I have never personally witnessed racial hatred. I know it happens because the soul of man is “desperately wicked” and where there is a lack of personal discipline and good manners there will always be those who look down on others.
But the kind of discrimination that fueled the demonstrations brought on by these cases is appalling. Racism is not a thing of the past, but it isn’t being practiced by your average man on the street, or by your average policeman on his beat. It is being practiced in the halls of government.
From the Civil War through the 19th century, the federal government made an effort to find a fair place in the society for the newly freed slaves. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 attempted to ensure the rights of citizenship for the newly freed slaves.
In 1859 Charles Darwin published Origin of the Species, and it seeped into the public consciousness. If survival of the fittest worked for the animal kingdom, it probably worked for humans as well, especially if there was no God and man was just a fancy animal.
It took a half-century for this to percolate through the academic elite. By the time WWI broke out, progressive eugenics was in full tilt. We can engineer society by manipulating reproduction, by limiting resources for “undesired” persons.
Margaret Sanger with Planned Parenthood took on the task of limiting birth rates for lower levels of society. Whether her superior morality included hatred of the black race or was aimed at anyone who was poor is hard to tell.
You can’t miss the condescension in this quote from a letter she wrote in 1939 to Dr. Clarence Gamble.
We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal.
We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
Whether she meant to single them out or not, blacks have been disproportionately affected by the easy availability of abortion. Recent estimates put the ratio of black abortions to black pregnancies at between 50-60% in urban areas.
Since government subsidizes Planned Parenthood, and government allows abortion, and government pays for it, this genocide can’t be blamed on the average conservative American.
Does it occur to no one that one of these babies may have been the next Ben Carson or Thomas Sowell? And where are the fathers of all these babies? Government has long rendered them unnecessary and incapable of supporting a family.
Blacks have suffered most from government manipulation of the schools. From the Jim Crow laws that forced segregation to the natural segregation that results from demographic movement and a lack of school choice, blacks have been stuck in under-performing institutions, forced into nobodyness.
Lyndon Johnson’s Affirmative Action executive order has only made things worse – blacks and other minorities find themselves in colleges they are ill-prepared for and, should they pull through and graduate, their degrees mean less if their school acceptance depended on Affirmative Action. Lower expectations are not a leg up.
According to the Schott Foundation for Public Education, only 59% of black males graduate from high school (as opposed to 80% of white males), making them immediately unqualified for even the first step up the economic ladder, locking them into perpetual dependence on government largess.
They vote for those who hand them the monthly check, unaware that it is these same people who have condemned them to this hopeless cycle. Abortion must seem to many women the only way to stop the downward spiral, but that is just stepping into the trap that’s been laid for them.
Government also hampers blacks is through the minimum wage. It was originally the brainchild of Woodrow Wilson and his progressive comrades. Their purpose was to push the least qualified out of the market, and apparently they assumed these people would just die out.
We’re seeing the same thing today. As a person’s worth as a worker falls behind what he must be paid, a businessman will find another way to get the job done.
We now have kiosks that can handle cashier jobs quite efficiently, machines that pick fruit. We have foreign born people flooding in who have a work ethic that is lost on much of the black community.
The importing of workers is result of the minimum wage and of labor union efforts to push for high wages. Businesses and farms import laborers who will work for low wages. We’ve created another class of people who can’t go home and can’t earn any more than they already do. They are trapped, lured here by government laxness and largess, knowing nothing other than to vote for the government that tricked them.
Government works at eliminating the less competent, less productive, less educated. As soon as it has destroyed the family structure of one group, ruined its educational opportunities, and priced them out of the job market, they round up a second group.
The government is made up of bureaucrats whose jobs require a class totally reliant on them. The underclass is six-figure job security, a sense of “self-worth” and most importantly, power to the bureaucrat.
Never mind that most of them would be better off without government interference. Never mind that if they were allowed to send their kids to any school they wanted, if they had to hold families together for survival, if they weren’t treated like incompetent children, they would be able to reach a far higher potential.
Meanwhile, the DOJ has vindicated Darren Wilson. The government and the 4th Estate made a big, nationwide, destructive deal out of the natural outcome of governmental meddling in the lives of black Americans – a dysfunctional family, a recalcitrant young man, a desperate patrolman.
So far we’ve only seen one reporter apologize. Will anyone else? Unlikely – both the press and the government need dysfunction and mayhem.
The photo is from the first movement of Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece ballet Revelations which tells the story of blacks in America. It is set to a series of Negro spirituals and was once voted the best piece of choreography in the 20th century. Go to Youtube to watch samples of it.