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Black historian and economist Thomas Sowell blames liberal social programs for the decline in prosperity in the black community after the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964.
In a 2014 column titled “A Legacy of Liberalism,” Sowell wrote, “Nearly a hundred years of the supposed ‘legacy of slavery’ found most black children being raised in two-parent families in 1960. But thirty years after the liberal welfare state found the great majority of black children being raised by a single parent.
“The murder rate among blacks in 1960 was one-half of what it became 20 years later, after a legacy of liberals’ law enforcement policies.”
“Public-housing projects in the first half of the 20th century were clean, safe places, where people slept outside on hot summer nights, when they were too poor to afford air conditioning. That was before admissions standards for public-housing projects were lowered or abandoned, in the euphoria of liberal non-judgmental notions.
“And it was before the toxic message of victimhood was spread by liberals.”
A recently filmed viral video of a 9-year-old girl being mercilessly beaten on her school bus by two black children — one of them 14 years old, according to reports — is the latest example of the fallout from this cultural shift, according to Zeek Arkham, a black man who says he has 17 years of police experience.
Arkham, whose Twitter bio calls him “Cop With Attitude,” posted a video Saturday in which he called out the prevailing culture of the community, particularly violence and fatherlessness.
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