Liberal Double Speak about Blacks in PrisonPosted: August 24, 2010
Liberal journalists love to whine and moan about social problems without really offering up any kind of ideas of a solution. This article by the Seattle Times Jerry Large is no exception and perhaps offers up a perfect example of this liberal trend. The article is about the high percentage of blacks in prison (and latinos). While he stops short of “blaming whitey”, that is somewhat implied here. One gets the idea that the blame must certainly lie somewhere else. That the non-white ‘hip hop’ culture can’t possibly be part of the source of the problem?
More blacks are in prison because the culture dictates that. In their street culture, going to prison is a step in life – almost like a ‘badge of honor’. Mainstream liberal blacks deny this but it’s true. Until this way of thinking is overcome by black culture and until they decide to stop embracing, the problem will remain. Blacks enjoy their ‘victim’ role far too much to give up their monopoly of the prison system. Unfortunately thanks to the politically correct liberal mainstream media machine, we are all exposed to this culture. Not good thing.
As for solutions – what solutions? This liberal ‘journalist’ offers only these little tidbits.
Jobs programs for people coming out of prison reduce recidivism.
Really? Is that a fact? I see he doesn’t cite any source for that nor does he even say what kind of ‘job programs’ might reduce recidivism. Job training? Job Placement? Affirmative Action? Is that what he’s getting at? Probably but like most liberals, he remains vague.
If we truly care about community, family, safety, and seeing that tax dollars are spent wisely, we should spend efficiently on bridging gaps, not deepening them.
What exactly does that mean? That sounds like just a bunch of liberal double speak. Blacks need to accept responsibility and forget this talk about all the alleged imposed disparities. There is no basis for the idea that blacks are arrested and convicted at a higher rate than others. They simply choose to lead that kind of life. Same as whites making that choice. Sorry Jerry – can’t deflect the blame.