Liberal Polices Haven’t Helped Lift the Underclass from Poverty


Carl Cannon of Real Clear Politics interviewed journalist and author Jason Riley about his book “Please Stop Helping Us”.

The well-intentioned efforts of the left over the last fifty years to help the black underclass have backfired. Riley studied all of the many programs from the left of the last fifty-plus years and found that the vast majority of liberal programs have actually hurt the black community instead of helped it.

“It’s not about what I think the government needs to start doing, it’s more about what I think the government needs to stop doing.”

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He also points out how black poverty dropped dramatically (by more than 40%) between 1940 and 1960 before the Civil Rights movement and the “Great Society.”


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