Liberalism Versus Blacks
Every time Thomas Sowell publishes a new article, liberals chip their molars from all the teeth-gnashing. So here's Sowell's latest iconoclastic masterpiece:
Liberals try to show their concern for the poor by raising the level of minimum wage laws. Yet they show no interest in hard evidence that minimum wage laws create disastrous levels of unemployment among young blacks in this country, as such laws created high unemployment rates among young people in general in European countries. The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state. Most black children grew up in homes with two parents during all that time but most grow up with only one parent today. Liberals have pushed affirmative action, supposedly for the benefit of blacks and other minorities. But two recent factual studies show that affirmative action in college admissions has led to black students with every qualification for success being artificially turned into failures by being mismatched with colleges for the sake of racial body count.That last sentence about the all-important metric of progressivism, "body count," is very insightful. Leftists venerate numbers more than anything; the actual impact on real people's lives just doesn't register with them. The more the better in everything.