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June 27, 2011

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"It has rendered vast numbers of black males unnecessary."

As they say, a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.

First you have to accept the underlying assumptions that the American Dream for women is to be supported by a husband, in spite of evidence to the contrary.
That women who do not marry and become dependent on a husband for their support have rendered men unnecessary to women.
That black women do not work to support themselves, in spite of evidence to the contrary.
That all black men want to marry women but the women refuse them.

I could go on, but what is the point.

Shorter asshat: Welfare makes poor black women too uppity.

I know the rule is that you're not supposed to go all Godwin's Law because it's sooooo impolite, but Prager's choice of language is about as close to Nazi as it gets -- he's not just stereotyping, but is utterly cold, clinical...and dehumanizing.

How someone like that manages to sleep mystifies me.

Gonna take issue, A, at least a little bit. The birth rate for unwed black teens is much higher. If you don't have a partner to help and you don't have an education to land a job you don't have alot of options other than welfare.

It may not be "my life's goal is to get me some welfare money" but the welfare backstop makes the decision to have a child when you're still a child yourself easier especially if there's no stigma attached to that choice. (Not arguing there should be a stigma, just for the record.)

I have a very white uncle (thankfully not genetically related to me) who is a 'retired' Naval Reservist who damned well practically brags about how he GAMES THE SYSTEM of benefits. And his wife is NO better. I really do not care for them, and do my utmost to avoid family gatherings when they are in attendance (usually to cadge some free food).
UGH!

And yet Republicans do not support increasing the estate tax. I guess it's okay for kids who have been given every advantage in life, and therefore should be able to make it on their own, to inherit money that they didn't earn.

Black girls who find themselves with babies in Detroit almost had this school closed right out from under them:

http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/07/6805405-principal-detroits-shutting-down-catherine-ferguson-academy

Does Dennis Praeger think these kids have the same chance in life that his kids have? Does he think that a civilized, compassionate society should do something to help these kids make it?

Asshole.

Joanie, I see your point, but what I'm talking about is the idea that you'd see that as the ideal situation, not as a backstop.

Shit, I'm glad there's a backstop there, especially given our backwards-ass attitudes towards the eleventy-billion types of birth control currently available.

A.

That is what is so bizarre about this. In African American households the little girls are immune to the constant cultural drumbeat of stories, movies, and songs about "happy ever after". Oh no. In African American households it's all about I can't wait to get pregnant so I can go on welfare.
Obviously this d00d is deeply disturbed that males are become unnecessary to women in the black community and is terrified that it may spread if women are not forced to marry their rapist like it was in the good old days. Or something equally self righteously repulsive.

almost 40 acres and a mule.

Speaking as someone whose mom was on welfare after her divorce, I dreamed of going to college, getting a job, and being paid more than once a month. Just one data point.

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