As it currently stands, 9 out of 10 African Americans support Hillary Clinton. I have argued many times that African Americans are backing the wrong party.
Therefore, I was pleased to see Donald Trump reach out to Black Americans. I could say it’s a good idea because “he has nothing to lose.” But, more pointedly, it’s a good idea because the Black American community could greatly benefit from Republican notions of governance. They could hardly do worse than the indignities suffered under Democrat “leadership” in the inner cities.
Democrats are in charge of the 10 poorest cities. Former Clinton Labor secretary Robert Reich in a debate with Newt Gingrich tried to blame the increase in poverty over the last five years on the Republican Party. Gingrich fired back. “Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats. Every major city. Their policies have failed, they’re not willing to admit it and the fact is it’s the poor who suffer from bad government.” St. Louis, Newark, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Buffalo, El Paso, Cleveland, Detroit and Camden all have poverty rates greater than 26%. Camden tops out at 42.5%. Far worse is the fact that the childhood poverty rate in these cities dwarfs the already impressive overall poverty rates (up to 57%). These cities also rank high on “the most dangerous” cities, as well. Eight of these cities are facing bankruptcy. They are all RUN BY DEMOCRATS!
These problems will not be eradicated in one presidential term regardless of who wins the election. However, there are some simple steps that could start the rebirth. Something as simple as helping these communities to form charter schools would be a remarkable achievement. The Democrat Party and Hillary are in the pocket of the Teachers Union and the Teachers Union is vehemently opposed to charter schools.
[Source: Does Black Success Matter? By Thomas Sowell
We keep hearing that “black lives matter,” but… what about black success? Does that matter? Apparently not so much.
We have heard a lot about black students failing to meet academic standards. So you might think that it would be front-page news when some whole ghetto schools not only meet, but exceed, the academic standards of schools in more upscale communities.
There are in fact whole chains of charter schools where black and Hispanic youngsters score well above the national average on tests. There are the KIPP (Knowledge IS Power Program) schools and the Success Academy schools, for example.
Only 39 percent of all students in New York state schools who were tested recently scored at the “proficient” level in math, but 100 percent of the students at the Crown Heights Success Academy school scored at that level in math. Blacks and Hispanics are 90 percent of the students in the Crown Heights Success Academy.
The Success Academy schools in general ranked in the top 2 percent in English and in the top 1 percent in math. Hispanic students in these schools reached the “proficient” level in math nearly twice as often as Hispanic students in the regular public schools. Black students in these Success Academy schools reached the “proficient” level more than twice as often as black students in the regular public schools.
What makes this all the more amazing is that these charter schools are typically located in the same ghettos or barrios where other blacks or Hispanics are failing miserably on the same tests. More than that, successful charter schools are often physically housed in the very same buildings as the unsuccessful public schools.
Mr. Trump should be spouting these statistics at every opportunity. If Republicans consistently could win just 25% of the African American vote the Democrat Party would never win another national election.