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Why Do Leftists Think So Poorly of Blacks?

Some weeks ago, my friend Larry Correia wrote an article in which he defended poor people against the charge of not being able to cook, or otherwise take care of themselves. An elitist snob claimed – basically – that poor people had no choice but to buy fast food because learning to shop and cook from scratch, let alone buy the utensils necessary to the process, was an impossible ramp to climb.

Larry, who grew up, if not poor on paper, certainly not particularly well-off in reality, had lots of fun with this concept. So did all of us who read his article.

Imagine our surprise when that same day his Wikipedia entry was vandalized to identify him as a white supremacist writer. (This was doubly puzzling since Larry is, as I am, of Portuguese origin–his slightly more remote–and we are, according to the State Department, Latin.)

We–friends and fans–thought this was just a coincidence and it was some nut who otherwise hated Larry. But that day or the next, Larry got an email referencing his article and calling him a white supremacist, and we’ve reason to believe that it was the same person who vandalized his Wikipedia entry.

Now I want you to go read that article above–go ahead, I’ll wait–and tell me where Larry mentions race or says at any time that one race is superior to another.

Are you done?  Good. See, there isn’t any such thing. Larry is, in fact, defending poor people as people, and saying that they’re smart enough not to do something like, say, throw out the pan every time they cook a meal. He uses as a witness to this his mother who worked in a dollar store for a long time and saw people’s buying habits.

So, where does the “white supremacist” accusation come from?

Oh, it’s easy.

You see, the left thinks that black people–and really, anyone who can tan–are less capable, and, in fact, less human than anyone else.

This is fairly obvious if you start talking to them about things like cutting back welfare. They go from zero to calling you racist in minus ten seconds.  This makes absolutely no sense, unless they believe that most of the poor are people who can tan.

Are they?

I honestly have no idea. Perhaps they are. After all, not only has our welfare system destroyed the black family and led to children growing up without fathers (a well-known cause of poverty) but the left is importing people who can tan from south of the border by the truckload.  And since those people who can tan are usually illiterate, don’t speak functional English and also have often been lured with tales of our easy and plentiful welfare system, they are likely to be poor, at least for a while. In fact, they won’t escape poverty until they escape the leftist poverty pimps.