The State of Black America | Editorial chronicles


I am so happy and proud that the first annual edition of “The State of Black America” ​​(Encounter Books), published by my organization, CURE, Center for Urban Renewal and Education, in collaboration with the Claremont Institute, comes to get out.

CURE was founded to provide a platform for an alternative view of what “Black America” is and the real challenges of our citizens of color.

So far, the left has dominated the discussion about black Americans. The left has dominated the discussion to such an extent that too many Americans of all walks of life believe the left-wing perspective captures every chapter and verse of who black Americans are and what ideas and policies will best serve them.

Too few understand and appreciate that even the term “Black America” is no more an accurate description of the realities of individual Black Americans than the term “White America” captures the realities of individual White Americans.

The politicization of race and the formal incorporation of racial and ethnic labels into American government and law is itself a victory for the left.

Reducing any human being to a racial and ethnic label, even under the guise of helping, results in the treatment of disease amounting to a continuation of the disease itself.

Now, with the publication of CURE’s first annual edition of “The State of Black America”, conservatives are backing down and trying to regain the upper hand in the political discussion about black Americans, who they are and what they have. need.

This collection of essays and analyses, compiled and edited by Dr. William B. Allen, CURE Resident Scholar, Professor Emeritus of Political Philosophy at Michigan State University and Dean Emeritus of James Madison College at Michigan State University, begins by ideas and move on. to data that strikes at the heart of conventional left-wing wisdom about black Americans and their role and relationship to our nation’s history.

There are few people of any political persuasion who disagree that issues of race continue to plague us.

Where the left and right sides define what those problems are and how best to solve them.

More fundamentally, regarding our nation, the difference of opinion is whether our nation is a ship that needs repairs or the ship itself is fundamentally flawed and needs to be replaced.

And left and right collide on the question of how relevant the vessel, the nation, is even and whether the issues today lie in individuals taking responsibility for their own lives.

In CURE’s “State of Black America,” leading scholars and policy institutes address these difficult questions about our nation’s history and rigorously examine the struggles of a nation founded on the ideals of freedom that have enabled the slavery until the Civil War and the 13th century. , 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution – dealing with equal protection and prohibiting slavery – to the welfare state and to today’s attacks on our culture and policing.

Annual surveys from left-leaning organizations, like the National Urban League’s “Black America State,” call for more government in all areas of Black American life as the answer to what will improve their lives.

As conservatives, we see the secret and success of America in its founding as a free nation under God and see the task at hand as perfecting that ideal rather than deviating from it.

Fix our national institutions to conform to our ideals of freedom and understand that eternal truths – the responsibility of each individual for personal choices and the sanctity of life, family and property – transcend race. and ethnicity.

This is the important bottom line of CURE’s first annual “State of Black America.” Get the full story and details; it is recommended to read.

Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and host of the weekly television show “Cure America with Star Parker.”


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