“All Republicans May Not Be Racist, But if You Are a Racist, You Are Probably a Republican”
The notion that racism is more prevalent on the political right than on the political left depends on the premise that if you oppose big-government programs designed to help minorities, you must oppose helping minorities. Hence, you must be a racist. The problem, however, is that big-government programs often don’t work. Except when I say they “often don’t work,” what I mean is they “hardly ever work” . . . unless you define “working” as “making liberals feel good about themselves.”
The expansion of welfare benefits under LBJ’s Great Society initiative in the 1960s was intended to provide relief to rising numbers of unwed black mothers. The government began, in effect, to sponsor single parenthood. The out of wedlock birthrate among blacks in 1964 was 23%. Today it’s 70%. With only the noblest of intentions, LBJ’s Great Society decimated the family.