When the Republican governor of South Carolina announced his intention to not accept federal stimulus money for education (which is 100% federal debt money) and instead asked to have it applied to paying down the state debt - the operatives from Color Of Change went to work with their venom directed at the Republican governor and their assault upon this "red state". Their argument is that the conservative administration of SC and other states is harmful to the interests of Black people.
I have learned to take a different track in debating these type of ideological bigots. I will not defend the reasonings of the executive branch for South Carolina. Instead I plan to test the theory held by Color of Change and other leftists regarding how Black people fare in liberal and conservative regimes.
All of this is being done because I seek to prove or disprove my assumption that I would like to document going into this analysis:
That the left wing/progressive policies that dominate the Black community presently are not more beneficial to Black people but they are simply not attacked as frequently because those people who are normally doing the attacking of policy are more in favor of progressive policies thus they would have to go against their own preferences upon attacking the failure that is being wrought.
They are ultimately not interested in making all of the changes necessary to create Black academic success (or they would be mobilizing Black people to do the ORGANIC efforts right now - as they fought for systematic changes). Instead they are interested in power and control over those who stand as their ideological enemies. It is their assumption that once they have achieved control over the distribution of wealth via the government that EQUALITY will be assured and then Black kids will render academic results akin to White kids. They believe that privilege is the only thing padding the results for White people.
STIMULUS PACKAGE AS AN INCOME REDISTRIBUTION TOOL
When I read my local paper I learned that Fayette County Georigia (the south side of metro Atlanta) is the only county in Georgia not receiving Federal stimulus package money. It stands to reason that since the Obama Administration paid these funds using Title 1 and that Title 1 is distributed based on the poverity of the student body - the low rate of poverty in Fayette County schools disqualified us from receiving these funds.
Fayette County Is The Only District In Georgia Not Receiving Title 1 Bailout
"Now wait a minute", I said - last month the Fayette County Board of Education annonuced a multi-million dollar budget shortfall and that layoffs and pay freezes were necessary to balance the budget.
Fayette County Schools Face $14 million shortfall
Thus the question must be asked - "Why on Earth would residents of Fayette County support the stimulus plan (and the Obama Administration) when the trajectory is HIGHER TAXES upon those who are not poor only to be shunned as the tax money paid into the federal government fails to rain back down upon Fayette county"?
This brings up two important points for notation
- 1) Fayette County, just as its neighbors Clayton and Fulton presently has income shortfalls, mostly due to a decline in real estate taxes collected by the school systems. Despite their monetary shortfall in common with their neigbors the Obama administration's structuring of the money has left Fayette County out of the equation
- 2) The fastest growing segment of the population of Fayette County Georgia at this time are AFRICAN-AMERICANS who are exiting the counties to the north and who are moving into Fayette in order to consume the quality education, safe streets and good governance there in.
Ironcially some of the same people who attacked Fayette County's decision about 5 years ago to not participate in the Georgia Regional Transporation Authority plan to run public transporation buses into Fayette County as being motivated by RACISM against Black people are now LIVING IN FAYETTE COUNTY.....having exited the failing school systems and growing crime in Clayton, Fulton and Dekalb Counties.
Again - we hear about the "racism" of exclusivity of certain policies. Rarely does anyone argue the DAMAGE that certain policies that favor libertarianism do to the interests of Black people. If anyone can argue that Clayton County which now has its accreditation stripped from it because of their 9 member Democratic school board is in fact PROMOTING the interests of their Black student body - I would like to see it.
We are not going to see Color of Change protesting outside of school board meetings in Clayton County after the board has assaulted their interests in educational quality. They have no intention on angering their "permanent friends" by reminding them of their "permanent interests".