Personal Responsibility or Racism


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Let me start out by stating that I am far from being an O’Reilly sympathizer or a Trump (or any of the 2016 candidates) supporter. With that being said…

From the April 4 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor: O’Reilly asked Trump if he or his staff had a strategy to negate the perception that Trump was a racist. O’Reilly asked Trump what his message was to the African-American community.  Trump responded that his message was that he was going to bring jobs back to the country…the jobs that have been taken out of the United States…

Then O’Reilly asked him about the grievance industry run by Al Sharpton.  O’Reilly stated that we need to bring prosperity to not just the blacks, but to all Americans.   Referring to the black community, he then asked Trump how he was going to deal with the past atrocities that they and their ancestors had to live through…How are you going to deal with that?  O’Reilly pressed Trump for an answer.  Trump’s answer was, “it’s an economic message”…

Here is where the Left loses their minds. Blog after blog, after blog have written the continuing interview like this:

Trump: “I’m telling you, it’s an economic message,” Trump said. “If you look at President Obama, he’s been a president for almost 8 years, it will be 8 years, you have with black youth, with African-American youth, you have a 59 percent unemployment.”

O’Reilly: “But how are you going to get jobs for them?” O’Reilly interjected. “Many of them are ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads, and I hate to be generalized about it, but it’s true. If you look at all the educational statistics, how are you going to get jobs for people who aren’t qualified for jobs?”

Because of that exchange between the two, O’Reilly is-again-being vilified as a racist.

This is the actual dialogue between the two:

“I’m telling you, it’s an economic message,” Trump said. “If you look at President Obama, he’s been a president for almost 8 years, it will be 8 years, you have with black youth, with African American youth, you have a 59 percent unemployment.”  WITH PEOPLE OF PRIME AGE, IT’S MUCH HIGHER.

“But how are you going to get jobs for them?” O’Reilly interjected. “Many of them are ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads, and I hate to be generalized about it, but it’s true. If you look at all the educational statistics, how are you going to get jobs for people who aren’t qualified for jobs?”

How deceivingly convenient that “WITH PEOPLE OF PRIME AGE, IT’S MUCH HIGHER” is left out of the written conversation!  Was Trump alluding to the black community or to all American’s of prime age?

And, does it matter?  We know that most people of prime age, (albeit black, white, etc) are inking up their bodies.  And we do know that the black community (more than any other community) is struggling with education, black on black crime and the break-down of the family.   Yet, all of these struggles are across the board with all races, but most are occurring in the black community.

Why is it racist to point out things that are causing the black community not to rise above the conflicts that keep them down?  If we can’t own up to the truth, (albeit black, white, etc) how in the hell do you expect others to be sympathetic with the conflicts tearing apart your communities?

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