Condescending, Racist Elitists

So some schools decided to close their programs for advanced students, because too high a percentage of them were white. This is so annoying, and idiotically racist, but in both directions.

Obviously, punishing achievers for not being the right color is an obnoxious asshole move. But this also should be insulting to minority kids, too–as should a lot of what the left pushes (i.e., “affirmative action”).

Look how much of the “compassionate left’s” bullshit reinforces the notion that, “If you’re black, we don’t expect you to do as well, and we know you can’t possibly succeed unless we help you, and give you a head-start.” They’re basically teaching black children to: 1) expect themselves to fail, and; 2) believe themselves to be inferior and incapable, and automatically in need of special help. (Both Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams have done great jobs explaining this.)

Once upon a time, there was a sociology study where teachers were told that certain kids were trouble-makers and not too bright, and told that others were the smart, good kids. That made-up claim soon became a self-fulfilling prophesy: the ones expected to be failures … failed. Because the teachers thought they were going to.

If someone is disadvantaged by being poor, uneducated, etc., yes, it might be extra hard for them to succeed. But to reinforce the idea that “blackness” is, in and of itself, a reason to be a stupid failure, is the most racist bullshit there is. And it is primarily the left pushing that shit–though they try to phrase it in such a way that they sound caring and compassionate, when really they’re just condescending, racist elitists.

“Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” – Joe Biden

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Larken Rose is an anarchist author best known for challenging the IRS to answer questions about the federal tax liability of citizens, and being put in prison with no questions answered. He is the author of The Most Dangerous Superstition.

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