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Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the Black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries? 

In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding Black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price a disproportionate number of Blacks out of the labor force. Affirmative action in higher education is intended to address past discrimination, but the result is fewer Black college graduates than would otherwise exist. And so it goes with everything from soft-on-crime laws, which make Black neighborhoods more dangerous, to policies that limit school choice out of a mistaken belief that charter schools and voucher programs harm the traditional public schools that most low-income students attend. 

In theory these efforts are intended to help the poor - and poor minorities in particular. In practice they become massive barriers to moving forward. 

Please Stop Helping Us lays bare these counterproductive results. People of goodwill want to see more Black socioeconomic advancement, but in too many instances the current methods and approaches aren’t working. Acknowledging this is an important first step.

©2014 Jason L. Riley (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Please read this book if you really want to help!

This book and it’s author, offers insightful analysis based on evidence from grounded studies from reputable universities. The book offers the reader real solutions based on evidence rather than emotion. It offers a way for blacks to succeed with true competence, dignity and self respect. It offers whites to think beyond the historical guilt that is being thrown at them and consider blacks as equals.
Wishing you every success in your work Jason.

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Insightful

This book is insightful and goes to very reasoning, on why the black community is split down the middle, with things.

On one end, you have blacks, who are willing to work hard and prosper; yet on the other, those who feel more entitled and lacking self-worth.

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Highly important read for everyone!

A must read for everyone who genuinely wants a better society for blacks & all.

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Home truths to White Liberals

Repeating the message of Thomas Sowell Reilly posits the debilitating outcomes white guilt and civil rights weaponry has had on black advancement in education and wider society. The power of victimhood is once again a seductive stranglehold for excusing the glaring problems in the black community.

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A rigorous review of the Black struggle in America

This book gives a useful insight into Black culture, and its impact on the progress of Black people. It shines a light on government measures and the actions of particular interest groups who claim a desire to help as motivation. In short, it challenges popular attitudes to discrimination with a rigorous attention to results, backed up by relevant statics. It is both enlightening and disturbing in its conclusions.

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Thought provoking

There are a lot of stats that may be subject to further research but a very interesting take on a difficult situation.

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much needed views

finally some balance in the debate about racial disparity. look forward to a follow up