Obama Team Protects Black Thugs

Thomas Sowell, World Net Daily, March 12, 2012

There have been many frauds of historic proportions—for example, the financial pyramid scheme for which Charles Ponzi was sent to prison in the 1920s, and for which Franklin D. Roosevelt was praised in the 1930s, when he called it Social Security. {snip}

But the biggest hoax of the past two generations is still going strong—namely, the hoax that statistical differences in outcomes for different groups are due to the way other people treat those groups.

The latest example of this hoax is the joint crusade of the Department of Education and the Department of Justice against schools that discipline black males more often than other students. According to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, this disparity in punishment violates the “promise” of “equity.”

Just who made this promise remains unclear, and why equity should mean equal outcomes despite differences in behavior is even more unclear. This crusade by Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is only the latest in a long line of fraudulent arguments based on statistics.

If black males get punished more often than Asian-American females, does that mean that it is somebody else’s fault? That it is impossible that black males are behaving differently from Asian-American females? Nobody in his right mind believes that. But that is the unspoken premise, without which the punishment statistics prove nothing about “equity.”


Among the many serious problems of ghetto schools is the legal difficulty of getting rid of disruptive hoodlums, a mere handful of whom can be enough to destroy the education of a far larger number of other black students—and with it destroy their chances for a better life.

Judges have already imposed too many legalistic procedures on schools that are more appropriate for a courtroom. “Due process” rules that are essential for courts can readily become “undue process” in a school setting, when letting clowns and thugs run amok, while legalistic procedures to suspend or expel them drag on. It is a formula for educational and social disaster.

{snip} Make no mistake about it; the black students who go to school to get an education are the main victims of the classroom disrupters whom Duncan and Holder are trying to protect.


Too many of the intelligentsia—both black and white—jump on the statistical bandwagon, and see statistical differences as proof of maltreatment, not only in schools but in jobs, in mortgage lending and in many other things.

Some act as if their role is to protect the image of blacks by blaming their problems on whites. But the truth is far more important than racial image.


If we don’t have the truth, we don’t have anything to start with and build on. A big start toward the truth would be getting rid of the kinds of statistical hoaxes being promoted by Secretary of Education Duncan and Attorney General Holder.


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  • One of the worse examples of this was the recent NYC story posted here where 5 students a day got arrested, almost all non- oriental minorities. The last info avialiable on the interternt for felonies in NYC schools was over 700 a day, which for a 180day school year works out to about 4 a day.  So that means that the vast majority of arrests are for felonies and the only way it could be equal is if school cops where letting whites and asians get away with felonies.

    • Oil Can Harry

      The NYC branch of the ACLU has gone insane with recent attacks on the NYPD because they (gasp!)  arrest more blacks and hispanics than whites and Asians.

      They’re also outraged that the NYPD is surveilling the Muslim community to check for potential terrorists. After all, when did Muslims ever attack NYC? 

      • JohnEngelman

        The police should be proactive. They should try to prevent crimes before they happen. This requires that they give greater scrutiny to young black, Hispanic, and Islamic men. 

  • Oil Can Harry

    “A big start toward the truth would be getting rid of the kinds of statistical hoaxes being promoted by Arne Duncan and Eric Holder.”

    Better yet, get rid of Duncan and Holder themselves this upcoming election day.

    BTW when I saw that WorldNetDaily published a piece linking Obama to “Black Thugs” I thought for a second that mainstream conservatives were getting bolder. Of course, it turned out to be a black writer.  

    • Natassia

      This was also featured on Townhall.com

  • JohnEngelman

    There have been many frauds of historic proportions—for example, the financial pyramid scheme for which Charles Ponzi was sent to prison in the 1920s, and for which Franklin D. Roosevelt was praised in the 1930s, when he called it Social Security.        

    – Thomas Sowell, World Net Daily, March 12, 2012                               

     I wish more Republican politicians talked this way during political campaigns. Fewer of them would be elected.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, people like Tim Wise won’t be spared if they start systematically killing whites.  They won’t care that he championed his whole adult life ripping on whites.  In fact, the reason he and other white and jewish liberals spew hatred against whites, conservatives, christians is for political and economic gain.  More people are noticing these liberal jews and liberal whites like Tim Wise or Michael Moore, for example, live in nice neighborhoods away from the ‘diversity’ they claim to love.  Even a black supremacist on radio asked Tim Wise if he would be willing to give a portion of the money he’s made ‘fighting racism’ to a black group and he said that money was for his family.  That right there should have said a lot to those blacks who follow Tim Wise and to those useful idiot whites that have been hoodwinked by his ilk. 

  • Alexandra1973

    I guess it never occurred to them that “discrimination” came about as a RESULT of bad behavior! 

    • La Santa Hermandad

      Shame on you! There is no such thing as “Bad Behavior”. Assaults, rape and murder are just manifestations of the Black culture who have so enriched us. It’s “bad behavior” only when Whites do it.
      I remarked to a fellow teacher one day that the constant use of ” Mutha —-er” on the part of so called “students”  was intolerable. She remarked that it was “part of their culture”.

  • Alexandra1973

    Exactly.  To “discriminate” is to “discern,” to make a judgment.  If you have no discernment, how can you hope to make a wise choice?

    Of course we’re living in a time where people are quick to shriek “Don’t judge me!”

  • tacheles

    [You are basing your now opinion on a group of people based upon your experiences with them.]

    That is an excellent point! Too many people have been brainwashed by leftists to refer to rational responses based on experience and probability as “prejudice”.

  • And today we have illegal invading Mexicans squatting in our country who adore Mexico and La Raza.

  • La Santa Hermandad

    Death camps worked for the Nazis because the Jewish population was small and for the most part unarmed.  Note what happened in the Warsaw ghetto. The Jews were eventually defeated but they took lots of Nazis with them.
    There are too many Whites in the military and I refuse to believe that they will kill their own people.