Salon.com makes the case that poor black people are the US's "ugly truth" and that we will now have to deal with them since Katrina is "forcing us to." We're "having our noses rubbed in it" - the article states. Well the ugly truth is that poor black people are poor because they don't want to do something about being poor. The liberals have a never ending cornucopia of excuses as to why blacks are poor but it comes down to choice. The Left are experts at condescension. They are the elites who know that blacks are "downtrodden" and "need our help" - that "they can't do it on their own, afterall."
Many choose to have children out of wedlock. Many choose to not go to school eventhough we bend over backwards to institute program, after program to help them get "edge-u-mac-cated". Many choose to live with their hand in Uncle Sam's pocket - collecting their entitlements. Many choose to be thugs and criminals.
Consider the following from the FBI Uniform Crime Index (1992):
The average Black commits murder 7.9 times as often as the average White.
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And the ugly truth is that we don't help them enough, huh?
|"And yet it's irrefutable that this administration's backward policies and politics made this disaster worse than it had to be, and its belated response will do nothing to address the problems that have suddenly been flushed out into the open." - Salon.com|
How can you possibly say that anyone but the New Orleans government - through the cooperation of their constituents - is to blame? New Orleans is not a "ugly truth."
The Ugly Truth is that we're continuing to give blacks a free pass and not calling them on the issues that are endemic to their culture. When we operate from fear, we stifle ourselves - our development, our emotions and our ingenuity.
We have to step up with courage and define the problem before the problem defines us.