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Who Failed Chicago?

Surtr Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 6:34 PM
You're using anecdotes in lieu of actual data. Your cousins are not evidence. Moreover, were illegitimacy the causal factor, Hispanic and Black rates of crime would only be double and triple the White rates. This is not the case: It is true that illegitimacy is a rough start to life, but there are other causal factors of crime such as low intelligence and impulsivity. Both Blacks and Hispanics have lower average intelligence and, if you've ever worked around Blacks, you'd know how impetuous they can be. Illegitimacy and poverty are just the conservative and liberal fairy tales to explain away the horrendous failures of minority groups.
On Tuesday, President Obama and the first lady used the State of the Union spotlight to pay tribute to an innocent teenage girl shot and killed by Chicago gang thugs. On Friday, Obama will travel to the Windy City to decry violence and crusade for more gun laws in the town with the strictest gun laws and bloodiest gun-related death tolls in America.

Does the White House really want to open up a national conversation about the state of Chicago? OK, let's talk.

Obama, his wife, his campaign strategists, his closest cronies and his biggest bundlers all hail from Chicago. Senior adviser and...