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March 24, 2015

The Great and Powerful Ob


Six years after America inaugurated its first African-American president, the social condition of black Americans remains dismal and appears to be deteriorating.
49% of black males have been arrested by the age of 23; a third of black males will probably spend time behind bars. 54% of black men graduate from high school vs. more than 75% of whites. Only 14% of black eighth graders score at or above the threshold of proficiency. And nearly three-quarters of black births are to unmarried mothers. On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, these are catastrophic results. Magical thinking now infects what was in the past a civil rights movement, for example the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” slogan adopted from an incident that Obama’s Justice Department proved never to have happened. | Spengler

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 24, 2015 11:26 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I was arrested 3 times and spent 3 days in jail (traffic stuff), by the age of 18 and I did poorly through out my public school programming but I graduated (hated authority and being told what to do).

None of that stuff was catastrophic.

Stealing half my income for most of my working life and infringing on all of my natural rights is catastrophic.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 24, 2015 10:26 AM

Surely that should be "The Great and Powerful Arse"?

Posted by: Rich Fader [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 24, 2015 1:06 PM

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