Apparently, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome was on Adam Carolla’s radio program, and Carolla raked Newsome over the coals about why Blacks and Hispanics were having the devil of a time as a group getting above the poverty line. After verifying that Newsome was not a secret racist (it’s a dirty little secret in this business that you always have to check that, when it comes to white liberal Democrats), Carolla put his finger on part of the problem, or at least a major symptom:
The host surmised that the difference was the lack of a strong traditional family structure among blacks and Hispanics — specifically the lack of fathers in stable households.
Let me be brutal: you want to avoid poverty? Do these three things:
- Get a high school diploma.
- Get married before you have kids. And stay married.
- Work. Even if it’s a cr*p job.
Statistically speaking, managing these three things will tend to keep you from poverty. Unfortunately, the Obama administration is not really interested in facilitating the latter two categories; the retreat on welfare reform damaged #2 and Obamacare is killing #3. Besides, this administration is fundamentally unwilling to actually improve African-Americans as a class: if reincarnation was real and Woodrow Wilson was given a second shot at messing up black lives en masse, he’d have been happy to reincarnate as Barack Obama.
Hey: I SAID, “brutal.”