Hillary Clinton is sweeping the Democratic primaries across the South by capturing nearly all the black vote — a staggering 86 percent in South Carolina. But she’s doing it with poisonous lies designed to stoke racial resentment.
Clinton routinely tells blacks they are the victims of “systemic racism” and scolds whites for not demonstrating more “humility.” She falsely claims discrimination is causing the higher poverty and incarceration rates among blacks.
There isn’t a shred of evidence to back up her claims — yet she gets a pass from the media.
Let’s separate facts from her racially inflammatory fictions.
On the campaign trail, she complains “race still plays a significant role in determining who gets ahead in America and who gets left behind,” noting black families have “just a tiny fraction” of the wealth of white families.
Yes, there’s a wealth gap. Hillary blames it on racism instead of confronting the self-destructive choices young blacks are encouraged to make by a welfare system that subsidizes girls having babies before they finish their education or marry.
A troubling 73 percent of black children are born to single mothers. That’s not a vestige of slavery, as some liberals argue. In 1950, before widespread welfare, the figure was only 18 percent.
“It is well known that people who finish high school, hold a job and do not have children until they are 21 and have a steady partner are almost never poor,” says black Columbia professor John McWhorter.
Clinton rages against a “school-to-prison pipeline,” blaming “racist” schools that disproportionately suspend black students, “racist” police who target blacks and “racist” judges who mete out longer sentences to blacks than whites for the same offenses.
Again, she’s got the facts wrong.