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The bigotry of low expectations

Conservative columnist Dennis Prager today takes a good look at how low standards continuously hurt the black community while framing the debate over requiring ID checks to vote:

It is difficult to overstate the negative impact making lesser demands on individuals, especially members of select groups, has on them. The message is as clear as day: We expect less of you. Why? Because we think less of you.

Do most of those on the Left really think less of black Americans?

Given the lack of demands, given the rationalization for poor speech (before the Left took over education, both blacks and whites spoke and wrote far better), given the advocacy of lowering standards for blacks in everything from civil-service tests to college admissions, and given other examples, it is hard not to conclude that many on the Left really do think black Americans are not equally capable of excellence (outside of sports and entertainment). It is what George W. Bush called “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”

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