March 4, 2021

What Left-Wing Educators Don’t Teach During ‘Black History Month’

When will Black History Month be … history?

Apart from the bizarre notion that educators should set aside one month to salute the historical achievements of one race apart from and above the historical achievements of other races, Black History Month appears to omit a lot of Black history.

About slavery, do our mostly left-wing educators teach that slavery was not unique to America and is as old as humankind? As economist and author Thomas Sowell says: “More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than Blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies from which it was formed. White slaves were still being bought and sold in the Ottoman Empire, decades after Blacks were freed in the United States.”

Are students taught that “race-based preferences,” sometimes called “affirmative action,” were opposed by several civil rights leaders? While National Urban League Executive Director Whitney Young supported a type of “Marshall Plan” for a period of 10 years to make up for historical discrimination, his board of directors refused to endorse the plan. In rejecting it, the president of the Urban League in Pittsburgh said the public would ask, “What in blazes are these guys up to? They tell us for years that we must buy (nondiscrimination) and then they say, ‘It isn’t what we want.'”

Do our left-wing educators, during Black History Month, note that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s celebrated New Deal actually hurt Blacks? According to Cato Institute’s Jim Powell, Blacks lost as many as 500,000 jobs as a result of anti-competitive, job-killing regulations of the New Deal. Powell writes: “The minimum wage regulations made it illegal for employers to hire people who weren’t worth the minimum because they lacked skills. As a result, some 500,000 blacks, particularly in the South, were estimated to have lost their jobs.”

Are students taught that gun control began as a means to deny free Blacks the right to own guns? In ruling that Blacks were chattel property in the Dred Scott case, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney warned that ruling otherwise would mean that Blacks could legally own guns. If Blacks were “entitled to the privileges and immunities of citizens,” said Taney, “it would give persons of the Negro race, who were recognized as citizens in any one state of the union, the right … to keep and carry arms wherever they went … endangering the peace and safety of the state.”

Are students taught that generations of civil rights leaders opposed illegal immigration and raised questions about legal immigration? After the Civil War, Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass implored employers to hire Blacks over new immigrants. Twenty-five years later, Booker T. Washington pleaded with Southern industrialists to hire Blacks over new immigrants: “One third of the population of the South is of the Negro race. … To those of the white race who look to the incoming of those of foreign birth and strange tongue and habits for the prosperity of the South: Cast down your bucket where you are. Cast it down among the eight millions of Negroes whose habits you know, whose fidelity and love you have tested in days when to have proved treacherous meant the ruin of your fireside.”

About illegal immigration, Coretta Scott King signed a letter urging Congress to retain harsh sanctions against employers who knowingly hire illegal workers. The letter said: “We are concerned … that … the elimination of employer sanctions will cause another problem — the revival of the pre-1986 discrimination against black and brown U.S. and documented workers, in favor of cheap labor — the undocumented workers.”

These are just a few historical and inconvenient notes left on the cutting room floor during Black History Month.

Larry Elder is a bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host. His latest book, “The New Trump Standard,” is available in paperback from Amazon.com and for Nook, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay. To find out more about Larry Elder, or become an “Elderado,” visit www.LarryElder.com. Follow Larry on Twitter @LarryElder. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2021 LAURENCE A. ELDER

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26 Responses

  1. Black voters who voted for biden are now feeling the punishment for doing so. when will they wake up and get on board with a party that they can trust.

    1. Well, the Democrats are now only showing their true colors. Biden said he changed. That he would treat black the same as whites. He is only showing that it was to get elected. He also said how he would help our economy. Only to destroy it, because of the Unions that he promised to things for. He shut down the Oil Pipeline, because the Unions for the diesel backed him, and that is their payback. Come on American. Get smart. Impeach them all.

    2. BECAUSE EVIL DEMORATS GOT A HOLD ON THEM,THEY THING THAT THEY GOT THERE BACKS .BUT THEY LIE WITH THAT WHITES HATE THEM I NO WHITES DONT HATE THEM ONLY THE OPEN THAT DO CRIMES BOTH WHITES TO

    1. Probably for the same reason mine are. because some snowflakes feelings are more important than facts and reality.
      I wrote out the words for horse excrement, and was censored.
      I called nancy pigloser by her more apt name of nazi pigloser and was censored.
      These sites are just as bad as twatter and screw tube.

      1. I have the same problem. What happened to free speech in this country? Were going downhill very fast and it only just begun.

  2. Blacks need to GO and Finish College First, then Get your JOB that your COLLEGE DEGREE Says your are Taught
    what you have been APPROVED FOR.
    You have to show them you are able to do the JOB FIRST. Your putting the cart before the horse.

    1. a college decree does not make a good honest worker, ask the any one that works with their hands, education is great but not the complete answer

  3. Black History Month is a farce, needless and not needed. I haven’t agreed with it for day one. It started out trying to improve race relations but all id did was promote Blacks and nothing else. It was forced on everybody with no option

    1. There was no Black History until white men began to write it down, i.e. the Dutch and Potugese explorers in the 15th century. It was recored by missionaries that canabalism was a way of life between the waring tribes in sub Saharan Africa. The ones that made it to America and other countries to the east (Arabia) had more value as a commodity than a meal !!!

  4. also not to mention how many Blacks owned slaves in the south. Considering just South Carolina the number was substantial.

  5. Biden is a puppet. He really doesn’t have a clue about what the American people want. He is only responding to two things; wealth gained by political pandering and his handler’s innate fear/hatred of all things Trump. With those two situations, he and his party of liars will damage the United States for years to come. Like all conflicts resulting from clashes of ideology, the coming unrest is being brought to a boiling point by identity politics.

  6. I am a 75 year white man and the democrats have screwed the blacks in this country for years–even Obama could not go above the establishment and get charter schools because the teachers union is too strong—the black leaders have done nothing but fill their pockets $$$$$$$ and done nothing for the black kids –they voted for Biden and now he is bringing more illegals to take jobs from blacks and closing resturants and taking more jobs for blacks—–Biden has always been a racist but black democrat leaders do not care as long as they can fill their pockets$$$$$$

  7. Biden will be responsible for more black deaths in this country when he allows more illegals in with more drugs—————–I guess selling drugs is his work program for blacks

    1. Biden and the democrats are the most dangerous this country has ever had. They will destroy this country if allowed. The Biden family is nothing more than a criminal enterprise, that includes his ( kicked out of the navy) no good son.

  8. WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) have had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose instead to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

    Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action?

    I strongly urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND a COMPLETE AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION into the 2020 ELECTIONS and for the IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

    BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! And they both (BIDEN & HARRIS) have family members putting them both in a CONCLICT of interest position advertising and promoting their businesses and using their VP and POTUS both as an advertising self-interest, self-promoting position and it is ILLEGAL!

    People should write these numbers down and use them frequently even if you don’t think your elected officials listen, they are required to note your comments for the permanent record in their caller database for anyone to see.

    Members of the House
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    1. I voted against these power freaks. And i text my senators and representative every week. But it’s hard to win an election when the other side slants the out come for themselves to win as they did in 2020.

  9. Instead of honoring some very important presidents, they included them all into one-day call President’s Day. There are a lot of very important people that gave great speeches but let’s make Martin Luther King’s day. Hell, let’s give him the whole month. There were more White people enslaved than Black people. What’s that about? I want one of the Presidents that made his country great again to have his own day called President Trump’s day. Hell, let’s give him a whole month, he did free more people in the U.S. and around the World than Dr. King did. What’s up with all the street signs that say Martin Luther King Street, Drive, Parkway, Freeway, Boulevard, Express Way, or Alley. How many famous people lost their street sign to put all those up. Why should any race be more important than the other? God created us all equal, didn’t he? We’re all cut from the same cloth, aren’t we? This month they are teaching your kids one race is more important than the other and we can’t do a thing about it without someone saying you’re a racist.

  10. In 1961, JFK implemented “Affirmative Action”, via an EXECUTIVE ACTION IN 1961. This policy was rejected as being a “racist” by all the other democracies in the world! Yet we in America have it, and we also have the worst race relations in the world! This RACIST POLICY HAS BEEN IN EFFECT FOR THE LAST 60 YEARS! I am WHITE, but I am now a WHITE SUPREMACIST AND HAVE “WHITE PRIVILEGE.” I grew up in a single parent household for many years, and we were not rich! The current BLACK RAGE, sparked by Floyd’s death at the hands of evil white supremacist police officers IS A LIE! His autopsy revealed he died of a Fentynal overdose! So why are people spreading these lies, and making us pay for them! The DEM party, mostly white people! The only economy that expanded in the last year is Communist China! GEE, DO YOU THINK THIS IS A COINCIDENCE? I AM VERY SUSPICIOUS OF COINCIDENCES THAT BENEFIT AN ENEMY OF ALL FREE NATIONS! FIGURE IT OUT BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

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