Mar 31 2014

Thomas Sowell: How Republicans Can Win Black Votes

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Thomas Sowell recently wrote an article in the National Review about how to reach out to black voters.  It’s not about entitlements (Democrats already do that). There are issues in which Republicans have an advantage over Democrats:

The issue on which Democrats are most vulnerable, and have the least room to maneuver, is school choice. Democrats are heavily in hock to the teachers’ unions, who see public schools as places to guarantee jobs for teachers, regardless of what that means for the education of students.

Most Americans want what is best for their kids, and charter schools and voucher programs have proven results. Because Democrats are beholden to teachers’ unions, they cannot defend school choice.

The minimum wage law is another problem that promotes black youth unemployment (but most people don’t see the correlation). Read more »