Democrats and Republicans View on Educating Blacks--a Waste of Money or a Waste of Talent?
If Blacks have the education, they could learn to fish instead of waiting for Jesus [the Democrats] to bring them a piece of fish. They could also reverse engineer the Chinese’s technique, of making plastic food (rice, fish, et al), to make loaves of plastic bread.
Perhaps Jesus had something to do with it, but many Whites think Blacks sit idly by and wait for welfare checks--their “benefits.” Paradoxically, early Whites were not providing Blacks with the education to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, but held the view they were lazy welfare pimps.
Tellingly, when Blacks revved up their fight for public education in an Arkansas public school, a Democrat whom Blacks believe is their JESUS, said NO TO EDUCATING THE NEGROES. On the other hand, a Republican, who Blacks believe hate them, said YES TO THEIR EDUCATION.
The history books reveal: “Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus [DEMOCRAT] had surrounded the school with National Guard troops to prevent its federal court-ordered racial integration.”
Therefore, “under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. After a tense standoff, President Dwight D. Eisenhower (REPUBLICAN) federalized the Arkansas National Guard and sent 1,000 army paratroopers to Little Rock to enforce the court order.”
Herein is the genesis of the current and pervasive Black achievement gap: Many Whites’ belief that Blacks lack the mental capacity for education that did not tie them to a mule and a plow on a plantation. Additionally, they believe any attempt otherwise was a waste of taxpayers’ money and a denial of equal opportunity for the mule to elevate the talent of a lower animal, which it would teach "personal responsibility and hard work."
In that regard, Democrats already angry at Republicans for freeing their “slaves” harden their hearts against Blacks being educated. Notwithstanding, Blacks still love Democrats.
Just a note, the first Black college was established about 220 years after the first White college.