The economic argument for racial equity

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  • JLFuller Boise, ID
    Nov. 16, 2013 2:43 p.m.

    The biggest fiscal issue we face as a nation is that we do not create tax payers as fast as we create tax takers. It only makes sense that anyone who wants to learn to own and operate his own business is trained to do so correctly. That means education and a good one. Real conservatives should be supporting immigrant education given they are not spoiled by all the give away programs we have - at least not yet. Conservatism means preserving the things in our nation that work and fixing or dropping the ones that do not. It also means that people become self reliant. There is no better way of doing that than through a good education education or job training.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Nov. 16, 2013 10:58 a.m.


    This collection of "stuff" from liberal advocacy groups proves nothing and proposes repeating failed programs.

    It it true there is a measurable achievement gap between racial demographics, which can be defined as "equity." However, this is not caused by deliberate policies, or some evil plot. It is the result of years of failed liberal programs which essentially keep minorities on the "liberal welfare plantation" where they are indoctrinated by government programs that their situation is always someone else's fault, and that more government programs will "get even with the rich with guys" which is explained as a way to make things better for the minorities.

    In reality, the poverty and lack of upward mobility come from the liberal welfare policies, which have destroyed the basic family unit, the concept of marriage, devalued education; destroyed motivation for betterment through hard work, and denigrated religion. They have vilified as "Uncle Toms or Oreos" any minorities who do escape from the welfare plantation through their own hard work.

    Proof of this is that many whites living the welfare lifestyle suffer equally, while minorities who reject liberal policies have advanced to lives of success. Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson exemplify this.