Democrat policies have been detrimental to not only the lives and livelihood, but also the psyche of blacks for decades. John Lott is correct in that Hillary’s policies would simply be a continuation of the same disastrous and dangerous policies, as well as the soft-bigotry of low expectations, that Democrats have for decades convinced the black community is compassionate.
There is nothing compassionate about Democrats like Hillary Clinton siding with teachers’ unions and against children, of all colors, as they stand in opposition to school choice. The Party that claims to be the party of choice stands for the “choice” of a woman, and note that the number one target of Planned Parenthood is a black woman, to kill their child in the womb but do not stand with the woman who gives birth to that child and her choice to send her child to a better school, or even a school that best fits their needs.
There is nothing compassionate about making innocent black people victims in their own communities. Do all black people live in violent, poverty-stricken areas? No, they do not. But those who do are made victims by Democrats like Hillary Clinton who not only want to make it more difficult for them to protect themselves by exercising their Second Amendment rights, they also victimize them by making police, the very ones there to protect them, the bad guy.
Now, we could get into an entire discussion about good cops and bad cops, but that is not the focus. I’m sure an innocent young black man who lives in a crime ridden neighborhood would much rather see a police officer driving nearby if he is jumped because of the shoes he is wearing, the phone he is carrying, or even because someone doesn’t like the fact that he is trying to make something of himself. That is sadly the reality that far too many deal with on a daily basis. A few months ago, a friend’s daughter, who tried to cover stories in neighborhoods that others didn’t, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting by a criminal, who no doubt didn’t even go through the proper channels to get a gun. She was used as a human shield by someone as she waited at the bus stop then left to die.
Stories like that happen every day yet we are made to believe by Democrats like Hillary Clinton that police and, generically, guns are the problem. Police must be demonized and go through re-education camp, criminals must be released to meet some kind of baseless quota, and the number of guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans must be reduced to the detriment of those who most need them.
There is nothing compassionate about teaching black boys and girls that they are victims with no control over their lives or their future; that the white man is responsible for their woes or that microaggression-based “systemic racism” exists around every corner to keep them from achieving their dreams.
In my 12 years of teaching, I taught many children who could not see a future for themselves beyond the housing project they lived in and the welfare their family received as inevitable in their future. There is no compassion in stealing the dreams away from a 5th grade child and convincing them that big government handouts and Uncle Sam as daddy is the best they could do.
I fought against that mindset, when I was a teacher, to build up all of my students, regardless of race, so it infuriates me to see the dreams replaced with the chains of government dependency and the mental depression of victimhood. The fact that this mindset is being peddled by a presidential candidate of a major political party is even more dangerous.