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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Obama and Mall Violence

By Rick Pearcey • January 3, 2017, 09:44 AM

Peter Skurkiss writes at American Thinker:

Hey all you "root cause" fans! Guess who's been teaching black kids that violence is acceptable?

Writing in City Journal, Heather Mac Donald provides good insight in the rash of mall violence over Christmastime. In her very first sentence, she impolitely notes that the overwhelming majority of the perpetrators were black. This fact was airbrushed out of most news accounts of the legacy media, the usual reason: to be political correct.

That particular revelation of Ms. MacDonald's is not the real value of her article, although it is pertinent to the point she makes. Specifically, she sees a clear connection between this gratuitous mall violence and the lack of discipline in the public schools. And she goes on to explain how the policies of the Obama Administration have greatly exacerbated this problem, as it related to blacks.

Of course, what happens in the school house doesn't stay in the school house.

Skurkiss therefore notes: "Obama's hyper-race-orientated policies on school discipline ripple through society, increasing the general level of violence and criminality. It is also is a tremendous drag on the ability of earnest minority students to learn. If nothing else, the K-12 schools should have a civilizing effect on those in its care, and even this President Obama has taken away from those who most need it."

Skurkiss concludes: "Barack Obama is a man who was elected to a position far beyond his level of competence. He and those he has brought into government have degraded almost everything they have touched during his eight years in office.

"With the election of Donald Trump, America has a golden opportunity to set things right across the entire policy spectrum of governance. In many areas, it will not take genius to make great improvements; just the application of some common sense will do wonders."