Suppose you did’t want black people, for the most part, to get an education and rise out of poverty. Pay them to NOT get an education.
The typical way that most groups rise is to get an education and adopt middle-class values. Liberals decided that they didn’t want that.
They knew that if, under the cover of benevolence, they paid off the black community, they’d have a captured pool of voters.
They knew that paying people to have a minimal existence would decimate the black family (most black kids are born out of wedlock).
It may even be the case that powerful people wanted a captive group, mired in poverty, who’d spend much of their money on drugs. Who benefits from the billions siphoned off from the black community via the drug trade? (Didn’t one of the Arkansas troopers report that Clinton had an airstrip where he imported his goods? The trooper has since disappeared.)
The Great Society program and the Welfare State, insofar as these were designed to keep black people down, are some of the most racist acts ever perpetrated on an uncomprehending public.
To be continued…