"When you look at African American males, 40% of them are unemployed, those under 30 years of age. I understand exactly the entire nation must be involved in this recovery but the black community is experiencing a great recession. That's what we're experiencing," Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) told MSNBC.Yes, Fredrica, you're right. The racism of low expectations. The racism that teaches black kids that they don't need to succeed in school, the racism that tells black youth that they should be concerned more with a failed political philosophy than preparing themselves for the job market, either through training or education. It's a racism of low expectations, Fredrica, and we know who the racist is.
"And all of the growth in the past 30 years, we see it slipping away. From home ownership, the middle class; it's slipping away from our hands. And it has a lot to do with many issues. Racism, shipping jobs overseas, access -- no access to technology. You know, the digital divide is there and many of the new jobs that's what it requires. So, we have a problem."
Jesse Jackson entered the fray today, too. He called us all racists.
For his part, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said the Tea Party should be called “the Fort Sumter Tea Party that sought to maintain states’ rights and slavery.”You'd do well to study history, Jesse. That was the Democratic Party. The party that you've pledged allegiance to. The party of the Klan and slavery. But you can't admit that, can you?
Who's the racist?