Thursday, April 16, 2015

On the Fact that the Black Poverty Rate Went Down from 87% in 1940 to 47% in 1960 (a 44% Decrease)

That is an extraordinary achievement and the fact that it happened years before the Civil Rights Act, the Great Society, and affirmative action seems to me to be powerful evidence that the Frederick Douglass/Booker T. Washington approach to black empowerment significantly trumps that of the current team of Obama, Sharpton, and Jackson (and especially since the black illegitimacy rate has exploded under their approach).


dmarks said...

How about the growth of the black middle class during Reagan, too?

Here is a good article on it.

The fruits of Reagan and his Southern strategy: insistence on equal justice for all regardless of race, sticking a finger in the eye of left-wing racists who thought blacks could not compete on a level playing field, and were (the John Myste argument) inferior beings who needed "affirmative action".

BB-Idaho said...

Just a coincidence the poverty rate dropped when they left the south ?

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

The south was a poorer region for everybody and so of course that was a prudent move.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

And they couldn't have been all that happy up north; the fact that they practically incinerated Detroit, Newark, etc..