Ben Stein: America Race Problem a Pathetic, Self-Defeating Black Underclass

Ben Stein: America Race Problem a Pathetic, Self-Defeating Black Underclass

Monday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” conservative author and a former speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, Ben Stein said, “America is a very, very beaten-down, pathetic, self-defeating black underclass that just can’t seem to get its way going in the way that blacks were able to before the scourge of drugs and the scourge of gangs.”

Stein said, “You would think, if you read the liberal mainstream media, that the main problem with race in America was poor innocent black people being set upon and mistreated by the police. That’s just nonsense,” he said. “I mean, the real problem with race in America is a very, very beaten-down, pathetic, self-defeating black underclass that is, uh, just can’t seem to get its way going in the way that blacks were able to before the scourge of drugs and the scourge of gangs.”

“I mean, it’s an amazing thing — blacks were on their way in this country, even after the horrors of slavery, and then drugs came in, the destruction of families came in, and the crisis in the black community is just absolutely unbelievable, and that, it seems to me, is something that Mr. Obama could have addressed, and he has ignored it completely.,” he concluded 

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