Black people in America progressed a lot better when lynchings were still occurring.
Or at least that’s what Wall Street Journal editorial-board member Jason Riley said in a recent op-ed, Media Matters reported.
In his column addressing the notorious racist chant on a bus by members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma, Riley accused liberals of reacting with “glee” rather than revulsion and also slammed the “Democratic Party’s belief that there is a federal solution to every black problem.”
“History shows that faster black progress was occurring at a time when whites were still lynching blacks, not merely singing about it,” Riley wrote in his column. “Liberals want blacks to ignore the lessons of this pre-Civil Rights era, which threaten the current relevance of groups like the NAACP and call into question the Democratic Party’s belief that there is a federal solution to every black problem.”
Riley also slammed the “post-Civil Rights era social pathology and misguided government interventions,” which he says have even caused a “retrogression” among African Americans, Media Matters reports.
“The problem isn’t the attitudes and behaviors of the boys on the bus so much as those of the boys in the hood,” Riley wrote.
Read more at Media Matters.