Recently, my good friend, Don Blake, asked me to participate in a local television interview with him about a racial video entitled “Structural Discrimination: The Unequal Opportunity Race,” which upset his granddaughter and other students at Glen Allen High School.
Having handled hot topics in talk radio for years, I was happy to oblige. The story gained national attention, and the video became a worldwide viral sensation, which has been discussed on nearly every news program, throughout social media, and within many major publications.
The sad thing is that most of the news outlets that have carried this story are missing the point. The nation’s poverty pimps, who personally benefit from the anger and ignorance of the poor, claim that the video is a truthful justification for more race-based government set-asides — which do not benefit the poor as much as they benefit those who “manage” poverty.
The middle-class and upper-middle class citizens of Glen Allen, whose children live within excellent, integrated neighborhoods and attend excellent integrated schools, feel that once again they are being cast as having enjoyed unjust success. Many of these people have worked two and three jobs, postponed gratification while educating themselves, and have been givers to help the less fortunate. Some have even voted for Obama, just to prove that they are not racist. They must be thinking, “When is this ever-ready, false charge of racism going to end?”