Star Parker

For instance, education. More and more blacks are getting the message that inner city public schools are beyond repair and that the only hope for black children is competition. Give parents choice with vouchers, tax credits, or combinations thereof, to go to other schools.

But the NAACP can always be depended on to initiate or join law suits fighting charter schools and vouchers, as they did in New York City earlier this year.

Despite the crisis of breakdown of the traditional black family, NAACP promotes same sex marriage as a civil rights issue. Despite half of black pregnancies ending in abortion, NAACP opposes anti-abortion activism of black pro-life groups.

Any well meaning white conservative like Rick Santorum, honest enough to state the truth about the destructiveness of welfare state programs on black Americans, can look forward to a press release from the NAACP calling him or her “racist” or the equivalent.

They then have to spend weeks doing media to apologize and carry the stigma forever.

There is no reason to apologize for telling the truth. Failing to do only so, or apologizing, just hurts blacks and the whole nation and leaves the sharp weapon of racial intimidation always ready for use in the hands of the plantation masters.

Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.