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The welfare state's legacy

By WALTER WILLIAMS Creators Syndicate

This article was published September 21, 2017 at 2:57 a.m.

That the problems of today's black Americans are a result of a legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and poverty has achieved an axiomatic status, thought to be self-evident and beyond question. This is what academics and the civil rights establishment have taught. But as with so much of what's claimed by leftists, there is little evidence to support it.

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Delta123 says... September 21, 2017 at 12:55 p.m.

Dr. Williams is once again spot on in his observation. Hard to dispute these findings.

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MM03 says... September 21, 2017 at 6:41 p.m.

Facts are facts but many will want to spin them into oblivion.

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Lifelonglearner says... September 21, 2017 at 10:36 p.m.

Or could it be the residual effects of our slavery by another name legal system that incarcerates a high percentage of black males so the cycle of children being raised by single mothers is perpetuated?

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... September 22, 2017 at 12:09 a.m.

Lifelonglearner, wrong. Do the math and time line again.
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Communistmom, you've been outed !!!!

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Delta123 says... September 22, 2017 at 11:53 a.m.

Not a statistician but I suspect that we incarcerate a higher percentage of black males because black males commit a disproportionate amount of crimes. So no, I'd say that it's not it. It's exactly as Dr. Williams stated it.

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Packman says... September 22, 2017 at 3:33 p.m.

Hey lifelonglearner - According to the FBI despite being around 13% of the population of the US black offs account for almost 50% of murders. Residual effects of slavery could be the root cause of this tragic statistic, but I'm going with failed liberal social policies and the breakdown of the family within the inner city black community facilitated by "government assistance" programs.

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