Tavis Smiley stated on the O’Reilly Factor (Fox News) that, while racism and discrimination are real, government programs leading to the dissolution of the black family are a major contributor to poverty within the African American community. He stated that those programs have discouraged fatherhood (Breitbart).
I believe that government actions have been the primary contributor to the dissolution of the family across races but even more so within African American communities. Those actions, while presented as “helping”, are the epitome of bigotry. Lowering expectations treating people as incapable, and enabling self-defeating behaviors are all racist actions.
There is one very simple fact that leftists don’t want to face: