May 05, 2005

Thomas Sowell and plain speech

Acidman has a link to a Thomas Sowell piece that skewers the conventional PC thinking on Black "Ghetto Culture". He makes the case that this "Culture" is in reality a holdover of old Southern Redneck days and counterproductive to success in todays world.

And as usual, Acidman adds his own 2 cents worth of pithy observation to stir the pot a little:

Today, however, calling the typical black ghetto lifestyle self-destructive is a racist notion, and you're better off to keep your mouth shut about it. I won't. It IS a self-destructive lifestyle and nobody HAS to live that way. And I blame white liberals (who "love" black people) and race-mongers such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for wanting to maintain the status quo.

Sweet Bejus! Get an education. Learn a skill. Don't get pregnant at the age of 16. Learn to hold a steady job, work hard and stay out of jail. Is that really so difficult to do? It must be.

A lot of blacks can't manage it. And there's no goddam excuse for that shit.

Can't put it any plainer than that; I believe that he's correct on all twelve points that he made in those three short paragraphs. With that conciseness, Rob proves yet again that there just may be some value to earning a degree in English.

Posted by Delftsman3 at May 5, 2005 08:37 PM

That piece by Sowell is freaking incredible. I would have posted about it, but he basically said it all.


Posted by: RightWingRocker at May 6, 2005 07:02 AM
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