A week later, and liberals are still lining up to assail Paul Ryan‘s “racism.”…
The Wisconsin Congressman … mused: “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work, so there’s a cultural problem that has to be dealt with.”
The liberal online organ Think Progress led with the headline “Paul Ryan Blames Poverty On Lazy ‘Inner City’ Men,” and it was off to the races….
Mr. Ryan put out a statement saying he had been “inarticulate” but reiterated his point that “the predictable result” of the poverty trap for society at large has been “multi-generational poverty and little opportunity.”
But don’t take his word for it. “We know young black men are twice as likely as young white men to be ‘disconnected’—not in school, not working. We’ve got to reconnect them. We’ve got to give more of these young men access to mentors. We’ve got to continue to encourage responsible fatherhood. We’ve got to provide more pathways to apply to college or find a job. We can keep them from falling through the cracks.”
Those were the words of President Obama, speaking less than a month ago about his “My Brother’s Keeper” project to help “groups who’ve seen fewer opportunities that have spanned generations,” especially boys and young men of color