If there’s one thing I can say with absolute certainty, it’s that Reagan was not a racist. Even a “history professor” doing minimal research would be able to find the facts regarding that.
I’m sure there are plenty of smart, successful black people out there who have been wincing every time they hear this kind of crap.
And that is and always has been the rub. Plenty is a relative and ambiguous term. While there’s no doubt that not all blacks are racial or play the race, game a significant portion of them do and by significant I mean a majority of them and it can be reasonably argued it is a super majority.
From Campus Reform:
Emory University history professor Carol Anderson condemned white elites and politicians, and Ronald Reagan in particular, for dismantling the progress of the black community.
In Anderson’s book, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, she claims that many of the advancements made by the African American community during the civil rights movement were diminished during the Reagan Presidency, even arguing that Reagan’s policies demonstrated disdain for the black community despite the fact that he “positively oozed racial innocence” on the surface.
Anderson also blames Reagan’s cuts to federal programs and workforces for the rise of black unemployment in the early 1980’s, writing, “Thus, just at the moment when the post-industrial economy made an undergraduate degree more important than ever, 15,000 fewer African Americans were in college during the early 1980s than had been the case in the mid 1970s.”
One of the most outrageous accusations is Anderson’s claim that Reagan deliberately created a drug crisis and engulfed African American communities with drugs, specifically crack.
Anderson points out that between 1984 and 1994, life expectancy among African Americans declined and the homicide rate of African-American males between ages 14 and 17 increased twice as much, “something that not even slavery or Jim Crow had been able to accomplish.”
She’s a liar! I am using the nicest words I can right now.
It sucks how parents send their children to college to hear liberal made up narratives like this that enter our kid’s brains like viruses. It’s ridiculous they get away with this and then go home and snore like a champ.
I want my girls to have a great education but at what costs? Why is this allowed to continue? Why can’t we fire these professors when they’re found to be changing history’s truths.
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