According to contemporary progressive thinking, advances for people of color or any other group perceived to face adversity means putting more people that look like them in political power.
At the surface level, this might initially make a grain of sense. After all, blacks who hold elected office are more likely to advocate for the interests of other blacks, right? Not according to Jason Riley of The Manhattan Institute, a black American who has penned a new book on how quite the opposite seems true.
In a video released by PragerU, Riley goes through several uncomfortable truths — among them being that the black community in America saw faster cultural and financial growth way before the political activism in the 1960s. In fact, it was during the era of Jim Crow — a period of time characterized by blatantly racist laws (particularly in the South) — where incomes for black families were actually growing at a faster rate than whites.
Riley also goes through several modern examples, noting that cities like Detroit, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and others see horrendous examples of black poverty, despite blacks holding a significant amount of local political seats.
Progressives in America rely heavily on the idea that their country has been built on the backs of socially oppressed peoples. It’s how they sell their ideas to the disenfranchised public, convincing them that they need a more activist government to right historical wrongs. However, a quick look at the video below dispels this misleading narrative. Check it out:
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