Monday, April 14, 2014

"Inner city" is racist

Ryan's had a bad week. After he made comments that conflated the inner city with "generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work," Ryan quickly had to step away from allegations that his comments were racially motivated. Among those leveling the charge were California Rep. Barbara Lee, who represents Oakland. "My colleague Congressman Ryan's comments about 'inner city' poverty are a thinly veiled racial attack and cannot be tolerated," she said in an email earlier this month. Last night, Ryan appeared on Fox News to explain to Bill O'Reilly that Lee was wrong. "She knows that I don’t have a racist bone in my body," Ryan said.



Anonymous said...

Representative Lee the truth hunts doesn't it? Just what have you done to help your people, besides helping to perpetuate their sorry conditions by assisting their descent into the "soft" slavery of the welfare state? That said, I'm more than sick of RINO's who speak the truth and then issue a groveling apology when the real racist's predictably throw down the race card. To paraphrase a song from the radical 60's. "what are RINO's good for, absolutely nothin', say it again."

Anonymous said...

Let's face it, folks... those "wars" are lost.
The "war" on drugs... the "war" on poverty.
Both of those wars have only made the "enemy" stronger.

Stan B said...

Assume a black man can't make it on his own, and you're racist - unless you're advocating affirmative action.

Assume a black woman needs a handout to raise her kids, and you're racist - unless you're offering her welfare.

Isn't it "racist" to assume that "inner city poverty" refers to black people? White people don't live in the projects? White people don't mooch off the government?

Dean said...

2:06 AM Compromise is the essence of a multiparty system of government, or should be. When two parties adopt a 'my way or the highway' attitude toward government progress stops. Government shutdown occurs with both sides blaming the other when, in fact, both share blame.

Right now we have a president and his supporters who feel compromise means 'let us do anything we want and we'll say nice things about you'. Progress won't be made until they change their way.

On the other hand there are enough 'real' Republicans who adopt the same policy to make sure nothing happens.

This country needs two parties who are willing to talk to each other and reach reasonable compromises.

That said, there was no reason for Lee to make her claims, and none for Ryan to make an apology.

Anonymous said...

she would rather ignore the fact that her culture has a 700pct higher homicide rate than all other groups in America.