Sunday, September 20, 2009

A shockingly racist screed from... NPR?

MoneyRunner points his spotlight at a bizarre diatribe authored by none other than NPR's Frank James (emphases mine).

[The] NPR commentator... has chosen to excuse the the ACORN personnel who are willing to help an assumed pimp and prostitute to set up a brothel, import under-age Central American children to become sex slaves, avoid taxes and scam the banks. [James] attributes this to the culture of the black underclass.

It's also important to keep in mind that ACORN's workers are coming from the same low-income neighborhoods the organization serves, with all that entails -- poor schools, high crime and the sorts of social problems that have been documented for decades.

So the flaws conservatives are pointing out about ACORN are not so much problems associated with that organization per se but more about the problems of being poor and minority in urban America.

NPR has been accused of racism by liberals (see comments on the NPR website) and conservatives alike who deny that this is what black culture is all about. Yet look at the videos. The ACORN personnel don’t bat an eye...

Selling children into sex slavery? No problem.

Illegal immigration? Can do!

Tax evasion? Elementary, my dear.

Democrats revel in keeping minorities under their thumbs. They oppose charter schools and school choice for inner city kids; welfare reform and a concomitant reduction in single-parent families; and the free-market, a system which truly knows no racism.

Some genuine introspection on the part of real progressives would raise serious questions about their support of Democrat Party bigwigs.

Update: State public relations officer Errol Lewis calls the ACORN tapes a "witch hunt".

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