The good folks at Reason TV put together this video that tells us about a few policies that are more racist than the current racist punching bag, Donald Sterling.
1. Barriers to work.
Whether it’s absurd licensing laws for at-home hair braiders, day care operators, and other small-time entrepreneurs or minimum wage laws that price young, unskilled black kids out of their first jobs, barriers to the labor market take their biggest toll on those with the least education, skills, and professional connections.
2. The Drug War
Created amidst fears of cocaine-snorting negroes, opium-smoking Chinese, and pot-puffing Mexicans, the drug war not only locks up black and minorities in vastly unjustifiable numbers, it also concentrates black-market violence in poor urban neighborhoods. Blacks don’t use drugs more than whites—they just pay a much steeper price.
3. The Education Monopoly
Despite more than doubling real per-pupil expenditures since the early 1970s, America’s graduating high school seniors have shown no meaningful improvements in math, reading, and science. It’s black and Hispanic kids in inner cities whose parents lack any real choice in schools that suffer the most. And yet politicians, teachers, and parents who can afford to exercise choice for their own kids do everything they can to keep poor kids trapped in failing schools.
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