I don't think we have a problem with blacks being held responsible for their actions when we're speaking in terms of justice. You can look up arrest numbers and jail population percentages in virtually any state and see that. Of course, this could be due to the fact that blacks overwhelmingly commit more crimes that any other race, but I digress.
I agree with Coulter in that blacks always create a HUGE uproar against any sort of perceived injustice committed against them by the white race ie the Zimmerman verdict. However, blacks never seem to find the time to be very critical of themselves. Sure, there are some black leaders who do what they can to address the problems of black children born out of wedlock, black on black crime, etc. However, they never raise the stink that they raise when they see what they think is a good opportunity to fill their coffers with money when a black person is "victimized" by a white person. Race opportunists such as Sharpton and J. Jackson (Pres Obama?) do everything they can to make as big a deal as possible of things such as this. Instead of pointing the finger, it's time they take a look in the mirror. Women clutch their purses when a young black man enters an elevator because the fact of the matter is that it's more likely they'll get mugged by him than a young white man. Doors lock on cars as a young black man passes because it's more likely that he will car jack the owner than if a young white male was passing. Those are facts. They are indisputable. You can Google black crime rates and see NUMEROUS studies that corroborate this. That is, unless you look at a study done by the NAACP or Van Jones. Of course, that brings us back to the first part of my post......
“Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson
The author is someone I particularly do not like, and it's a point that could certainly be worded in a less crass manner. But she does have a point here. It's a rather demeaning and paternalistic view to take of a group of people. And it certainly doesn't help solve the underlying issues facing black america
PS Also, many people seem to be misunderstanding who and what the comment "win that right" was directed at. She is referring to the type of writer who is always blaming society for violence emanating from black america. She's saying such writers are not looking at these people as individuals able to make their own choices, but unthinking automatons that simply react to stimuli.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
The 1960's are about three generations ago now, which is hardly "yesterday", and we seem to see many (if not most) US immigrants choose to loose their hyphenated status after that period of time - when was the last time that you heard about the plight of the "boat people"? Many of those of Japanese decent were herded into isolation camps in the 1940's yet mananged to overcome, not dwelling on it and teaching their offspring to beware of those "round eyed" folks.
Just how long should the racial "pity party" last before you think it is time to say buck up, get an education, obey the laws and get a job? The black out of wedlock childbirth rate is now at 73% (and rising), 1 in 3 of all black males can be expected to do some prison time (1 in 2 if a HS drop out and under age 30) and General Welfare is now largley replacing the black male as "daddy"/provider.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman