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The Resource Please stop helping us : how liberals make it harder for blacks to succeed, Jason L. Riley

Please stop helping us : how liberals make it harder for blacks to succeed, Jason L. Riley

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Please stop helping us : how liberals make it harder for blacks to succeed
Title
Please stop helping us
Title remainder
how liberals make it harder for blacks to succeed
Statement of responsibility
Jason L. Riley
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explains why so many efforts by liberals to help the black underclass not only fail but often harm the intended beneficiaries. The intentions behind welfare programs may be noble, but in practice they have slowed the self-development that was necessary for other groups to advance. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they also have a long history of pricing blacks out of the labor force. Affirmative action in higher education was intended to address past discrimination, but the result is fewer black college graduates, particularly in the fields of math and science, than would have existed in the absence racial preferences. And so it goes with everything from occupational licensing requirements, which make it more difficult for blacks to start businesses, to soft-on-crime laws that make black neighborhoods more dangerous, to policies that limit school choice out of a mistaken belief that charter schools and voucher programs harm the traditional public schools that most low-income students attend. In theory these efforts are intended to help the poor, and poor minorities in particular. In practice they become barriers to moving forward. Please Stop Helping Us lays bare these counterproductive results. People of good will want to see more black socio-economic advancement, but in too many instances the current methods and approaches aren't working. Acknowledging that is an important first step"--
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Riley, Jason
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Liberalism
  • Social mobility
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Liberalism
  • Social mobility
  • Social policy
  • United States
Label
Please stop helping us : how liberals make it harder for blacks to succeed, Jason L. Riley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781594037252
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013046338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858358749
Label
Please stop helping us : how liberals make it harder for blacks to succeed, Jason L. Riley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781594037252
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013046338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858358749

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