Stupid Black Men-How to Play the Race Card - and Lose by Larry Elder

I would like to say that I enjoyed this book and in a way I did enjoy it, however, it really upset me. The author gives many statistics and facts to back up his assertions. What upset me was that the facts are right there for anyone who is willing to look at them. Blacks believe that all their problems are caused by racism, yet the facts show that more of their problems are caused because they think their problems are caused by racism, and therefore don't do the hard work of pulling themselves up by the boot strap and further they hate any black who does accomplish something by pulling themselves up.

They see the Republican part as the racist party, but again it is because they don't bother to find out the facts. So they continue to embrace those who would keep them down and out and victims.

Quotes from the Book:

How many blacks know that following the Civil War, twenty-two blacks - thirteen of them ex-slaves - were elected to Congress, all Republicans? The first black Dmeocrat was not elected to Congress until 1934, from the state of Illinois. The first balck congressional Democrat from a Southern state was not elected until 1973.

Democrates, in 1854, passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This overturned the Missouri Compromise and allowed for the importation of slaves into the terrritories. Disgusted with the passage of this Act, free-soiler and antislavery members of the Whig and Democratic parties founded the Republican Part - not to just stop the spread of slavery, but to eventually abolish it.

How many blacks know that blacks founded the Texas Republican Party? On July 4, 1867, in Houston, Texas, 150 blacks and 20 whites formed the party. No, not the Black Texas Republican Party, they founded the Texas Republican Party. (page 57)

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