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Effects of Liberal Social Engineering
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David Fritz
2017-10-08 07:37:51 UTC
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and OPINION piece that seems worth a read...........


In my book, Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America's Racial
Obsession, I detailed the economic and cultural social engineering used by
the political left to compromise (read "destroy") the black family in
America. I also said that populations of black Americans, particularly in
urban areas, had been a test case for social programs and other devices
implemented by progressive politicians. In other words, those social
programs and policies deemed to be successful were to be (and are now
being) applied to the general population. In that population, feminism –
to name just one example – has been integral in subverting gender roles
and fostering confusion with regard to the individual responsibilities of
mothers and fathers. Given the ambivalence and occasionally grotesque
modeling that springs from this, the stage is set for the cycle to
continue as the morally rudderless children who come out of these families
create families of their own.

Despite the abject denials of leftist "experts" that families are
outmoded, or claims that single parent households are just as viable as
two-parent ones (feminist icon Gloria Steinem repeatedly insisted that
mothers and fathers are interchangeable), we can clearly see from the
resulting dysfunction that has arisen in families since the "Sexual
Revolution" of the 1960s that this was merely rhetorically-convenient,
self-serving propaganda.

Now, Isabel Sawhill, a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings
Institution who focuses on social policy and the well-being of children
and families, has published an article on research which gives the lie to
these progressive sensibilities.

"We have known for some time that children who grow up in single parent-
families do not fare as well as those with two parents – especially two
biological parents," Sawhill says. "In recent years, some scholars have
argued that the consequences are especially serious for boys. Not only do
boys need fathers, presumably to learn how to become men and how to
control their often unruly temperaments, but less obviously, and almost
counterintuitively, it turns out that boys are more sensitive or less
resilient than girls. Parenting seems to affect the development of boys
more than it affects the development of girls. Specifically, their home
environment is more likely to affect behavior and performance in school."

Citing new research from Harvard professor Raj Chetty and a team of
colleagues, Sawhill discusses the detrimental effects of single parenthood
on boys and girls regardless of family income, "but especially for boys
living in high-poverty, largely minority neighborhoods." Boys from low-
income, single-parent families are less likely to work, Sawhill says, and
less likely to go to college or earn a decent income.

No kidding…

These effects are largest when the families live in metropolitan areas
(commuting zones) with a high fraction of black residents, high levels of
racial and income segregation, and lots of single-parent families. In
short, it is not just the boy's own family situation that matters but also
the kind of neighborhood he grows up in. Exposure to high rates of crime,
and other potentially toxic peer influences without the constraining
influence of adult males within these families, seems to set these boys on
a very different course than other boys and, perhaps more surprisingly, on
a different course from their sisters.

– Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution
"Repairing families," as Sawhill puts it, "is difficult at best." Like
many such observers, she suggests such things as "providing more education
and a different future for these young women may actually be just as
important as helping their brothers if we don't want to perpetuate the
father absence that caused these problems in the first place."

And how are we to do this? It occurs to me that, as I indicated in
Negrophilia, efforts directed at these symptoms are meaningless. Attempts
to educate or re-educate young men and women as to the familial
responsibilities with which everyone was familiar fifty years ago are
utterly ineffective and self-defeating when government social and economic
policy, media, the press, and education remain marshaled against the
traditional family to the benefit of the socialist agenda.


Read more at Research Reveals Detrimental Effects of Liberal Social
Engineering on Families - Freedom Outpost
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2017-10-08 14:33:12 UTC
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and OPINION piece that seems worthless to read...........
Byker
2017-10-09 00:05:02 UTC
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Post by David Fritz
and OPINION piece that seems worth a read...........
Despite the abject denials of leftist "experts" that families are
outmoded, or claims that single parent households are just as viable as
two-parent ones (feminist icon Gloria Steinem repeatedly insisted that
mothers and fathers are interchangeable), we can clearly see from the
resulting dysfunction that has arisen in families since the "Sexual
Revolution" of the 1960s that this was merely rhetorically-convenient,
self-serving propaganda.
This op-ed is even better...
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How Liberal Policies Destroyed Black Families

Crystal Wright
March 29, 2016

If black lives truly matter, as Democrats shout at the top of their lungs,
why don’t they promulgate policies that encourage blacks to get married
before they have kids?

This piece has been adapted from Crystal Wright’s new book: “Con Job: How
Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering, and Racial
Division.”

It’s well known how in 1965 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, assistant secretary of
labor to Democrat President Johnson, warned that the black family was on the
verge of a “complete breakdown” because of growing illegitimacy rates: in
1963 the out-of-wedlock birth rate for whites was 3 percent, and for blacks
it was 23.6 percent.

Moynihan was part of a generation of Democrats who cared about lifting
blacks up into the ranks of equal opportunity with whites, back in the days
before the Democrat Party became completely morally corrupt.

In his 1965 “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” Moynihan
observed that because more blacks were being born into unmarried homes, more
blacks were becoming dependent on welfare to survive.

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Then, as now, blacks represented only a small percentage of the U.S.
population but a disproportionate percentage of people relying on public
assistance. At the center of this “tangle of pathology,” as Moynihan called
it, was “the weakness of the family structure” among blacks. “Once or twice
removed, it will be found to be the principal source of most of the
aberrant, inadequate, or antisocial behavior that did not establish, but now
serves to perpetuate the cycle of poverty and deprivation.”

The majority of black babies are being born to single mothers—a prescription
for a life of poverty and crime.

Ever since, the problem has only gotten worse.

The majority of black babies are being born to single mothers—a prescription
for a life of poverty and crime. And despite the warnings that have sounded
off loudly for over half a century, Democrats have done nothing to stop
blacks, their most steadfast constituents, from having babies they can’t
take care of. This problem has perpetuated itself for generations, producing
generational poverty among blacks.

If black lives truly matter, as Democrats shout at the top of their lungs,
why don’t they promulgate policies that encourage blacks to get married
before they have kids?

Blacks’ voting overwhelmingly for Democrats over the past half century is
the quintessential definition of political suicide.

But what’s bad for blacks translates into a high rate of return on
investment for Democrats. Marketing the “no baby daddy” syndrome to blacks
has translated into votes, lots of votes, approaching 100 percent from
blacks over the past half century. And the black family has been dismembered
in the process, like the fetuses Planned Parenthood chops up to sell for
profit. Democrats don’t quit while they’re ahead. No, the donkey party
doubles down on evil.

In his 1992 acceptance speech for the Democrat presidential nomination, Bill
Clinton declared, “Governments don’t raise children; parents do. And you
should.”

Clinton meant to say, “If you’re white, I expect you to raise your
kids”—because Democrats have made it their priority for society to
normalize the idea that the federal government should be responsible for
parenting blacks and their children. Neither Clinton nor any Democrat
president since Johnson has done anything effective to ask black Americans
as a race to take responsibility for raising our kids.

No greater or more glaring example of liberals’ profiting politically off of
black people’s misery can be seen than the Democrats’ refusal to address the
illegitimate birthrate spiraling out of control among blacks.

More black babies are born out of wedlock today (72 percent) than into
married homes. That’s dramatically worse than when Moynihan initially raised
the issue (when it was 23 percent)—thanks to fifty years of encouragement by
the Democrat Party.

In other words, in America today, it is rare for black babies to be born to
married parents. Black fathers are simply not part of the black family
equation. Think about that.

Black fathers are simply not part of the black family equation. Think about
that.

A few years ago, my mother tutored a four-year-old black girl in pre-K at a
Richmond, Va. public school. It was part of an after-school program
organized by her church’s outreach ministry. One afternoon in February, my
mother was explaining to the little girl the meaning of Valentine’s Day’s.
Helping the child make a card for her mother, my mother told her that she
was going to give Valentine’s Day cards to special people like her husband
and her children.

The little girl looked up at my mother in disbelief, asking, “You can have a
husband?” Slightly shocked and a little taken aback, my mother simply
responded, “Yes.”

It’s a sad state of affairs when the word husband is a foreign word to a
little black girl.

A few weeks later, around Easter, the little girl asked my mother again,
“Mrs. Wright, you have a husband?”

“Yes,” my mother responded. “Husbands, friends, they’re all the same,”
replied the little girl.

No, they certainly are not all the same. But the little girl probably had
gone home and asked her single mother what a husband was, and her mother had
told her that. It’s difficult to have a conversation with a four-year-old
about the importance of marriage.

But the problem is that this little girl will grow up with her mother’s
message that husbands are just the same as boyfriends. Based on the
statistics, she will likely follow her mother’s bad example and have a baby
out of wedlock.

Women having babies without fathers isn’t just a sign of the moral collapse
of our culture, it’s hazardous to the child. When a child is born into a
single-parent home, the chances of that child’s growing up in poverty are
much greater.

According to a Brookings Institution study published in 2009, if a person
graduates from high school, works a fulltime job, and waits until twenty-one
to get married and have children, his or her chance of succeeding in life
and becoming a member of the middle class rises to 76 percent. If a person
doesn’t finish high school, doesn’t marry, and has a baby before the age of
twenty-one, his or her chance of becoming poor soars to 74 percent.

One of the anti-poverty solutions the Brookings study recommended was for
the federal government to advocate policies that strengthen families, such
as programs “to reduce unplanned pregnancies for teens and
twenty-somethings.”

The Brookings researchers seem to have understood that the breakdown of the
black family has been the main driver of the chronic wealth gap between
whites and blacks over the past five decades. The lack of intact families
among blacks leads to a lack of education and jobs, which translates into
higher rates of crime and government dependency among blacks. Eureka!

You don’t have to be a neurosurgeon to see that a child born to an unmarried
teenage mother isn’t going to have a rosy future in life. The conclusions of
the Brookings research are obvious, but Democrats continue to ignore the
plain truth. Back in 1965, Moynihan was pelted with virulent criticism for
telling the truth about black America.

Things have only gotten worse since then.

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