We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If progressives or leftists really cared about blacks, they would find a way to help those who are poor to get out of poverty rather than make them comfortable in their poverty.
Single parenthood is subsidized by HHS (populated by those on the left), their kids are educated by the Education Department (dominated by leftists), their labor is priced beyond its worth by leftists, and the self destructive behavior in which some blacks engage is excused (and in some cases celebrated) by those on the left. All this is done while blaming whites for their plight.
But the left has no choice. If blacks were successful, they wouldn't need need anybody's "help."
I like Ami's video, and agree with his premise that it's insulting and bigoted to assume blacks can't get IDs and can't use the internet, but there's a valid concern that he cherry picked what he shows. A survey of college students and blacks would present a better argument.
I read an article this morning about the nefarious plot to "privatize" Indian lands. Evidently this means letting Indians control their own lands without the interposition of a federal agency. What's wrong with this dastardly idea is said to be that it will inevitably lead to a repeat of the process in which Indians lost their lands between 1880 and 1930. The only thing that can protect an Indian from selling his own land, apparently, is to let a U.S. agency administer it for him in trust. And yet somehow this is not a deadly insult or bigotry.