"'Black lives matter' was a noble phrase when it signified a demand for justice for blacks. Tragically, it since has been perverted and what once had been a movement of peaceful protest has descended into wanton violence and lawlessness that have taken their greatest toll among the most vulnerable low-income communities." — Robert L. Woodson, veteran civil rights activist.
- "While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black peo==ple has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called 'systemic racism.' Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our big cities." — Walter E. Williams, professor of economics at George Mason University.
- "Democratic-controlled cities have the poorest-quality public
education despite their large, and growing, school budgets. Consider
Baltimore.... It's the same story of academic disaster in other cities
run by Democrats. — Walter E. Williams.
- "Our families have fallen to pieces: 75% of all black children
are born out of wedlock, without a father. I don't care how many social
programs you have. You're not going to overcome that. That's where we,
as black Americans, have to begin to take our fate back into our own
hands and move it — stop crying racism." — Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow,
- "But there also comes a time when he must stop thinking of
himself as a victim by acknowledging that... his fate is always in his
own hands. One of the more pernicious corruptions of post-1960s
liberalism is that it undermined the spirit of self-help and individual
responsibility in precisely the people it sought to uplift." — Shelby
- "Please don't allow yourself to be manipulated to believe that
you're a victim and that somebody else is causing all of your problems.
The person who has the most to do with what happens to you is you. It
doesn't mean there aren't any problems in life, but your success or
failure in life depends on how you react to those problems." — Ben
Carson, a neurosurgeon, currently the U.S. Secretary of Housing and
- "The policies you [the Democratic Party] have implemented have been the figurative knees on the necks of my people for centuries. And it is because of you and your failed leadership that many of us still can't breathe today." — Damani Bryant Felder, political commentator.
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