Hillary Clinton, Black Lives Matter, and the Answer to the Liberal Race Narrative

Police and government officials can create some initiatives to try to make a difference, but when it comes to the fundamental problems, change has to come from within the black community itself. Instead of clinging to the promises of the Democratic Party to reform institutions they say are racist and oppressive, blacks should partner with police to reduce violent crime and empower themselves to bring about real reform in their own lives and in their own communities.

The solution doesn’t lie in the promises of liberals like Clinton. That’s because liberalism is part of the problem.

This is a point made by former NFL football star Burgess Owens, who recently wrote Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps.

“We live in the greatest country in the history of mankind every single day,” Owens told Glenn Beck recently. “We do not have a racial crisis, we have an ideology crisis. We have socialists, Marxists and liberals who have hijacked my race.”

From 1865 to 1965, my race, the black race, was one of the most competitive, entrepreneurial, Christian, moral races in our country. We had the highest percentage of entrepreneurs in the country, the highest percentage of marriage in the country. And we were so competitive, black entrepreneurs, that in 1932, the Democrats had put together a law called the Davis-Bacon Act to help protect the white unions against us.

Where we are today is 80 percent of black females are unemployed across this country. Seventy-six percent of black men abandon their children, forsake marriage. We have illiteracy running afoul. There’s more black males dropping out of high school than dropping out of college. This is the end result of liberalism, and it’s not an accident.

Burgess’s message to the black community is the opposite of that given by liberal politicians like Hillary Clinton. As he told Alex Marlow of Breitbart News Daily, “White Americans, stop apologizing.”

If you apologize to me, I look at it as an insult because my parents, my grandparents, my great-grandparents, like every other culture out there, did exactly what they needed to do. They worked hard, and they became part of the American way, and they earned the respect of Americans across the board. We need to do the same. We need to step up because our past generations did their jobs; we now need to do ours.

This is the message the black community needs to hear, not just in Charlotte, but across the country. It’s a message of freedom and personal responsibility. It’s a message of hope.