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The question though it seems to me one that is presented is in and I think that you all we're getting to a last night in the debate.
What have we done in this country we've had a warm poverty since 1965.
We have 25%.
Unemployment amongst black.
Males in this country yes do what -- What the hell are we doing and why are we having these silly conversations when we know one thing.
Poverty are absolutely related we've seemed to be intractable in our insistence on dependency.
And federal programs solely as a response to poverty and a lack of education -- its -- It's insipid it's.
-- -- this debate took place on Martin Luther King Jr.
To my mind -- be civil rights challenge of this generation.
Minority children in America on an equal basis President Bush wants -- -- the phrase bigotry of low expectations but it goes beyond that.
If you don't give these people an opportunity.
To get their foot on that first front of that ladder of upward mobility to believe in the American -- then what are we doing here you've got to give those kids a chance to compete.
Does one daydream they could be Lou Dobbs I mean that's that's I think he went to Harvard -- gives me that had the idea that they can go to the best colleges pat but -- Now they're not qualify holding back to what -- doing percent when I went to her.
I -- a full scholarship.
And I also was worked -- I was a box and courage in South Boston.
I was cleaning up -- restaurants I was yes latrines sanitation engineer.
I worked as a twelve year old with with a stick at with a nail in the end of the cleaning up all the trash around Eric when.
This is got to be part of the conversation I think Newt Gingrich is absolutely correct in that.
And I think we have to have some way in which to expand the consciousness.
Of the laughed as -- the right.
And get to the issue which is restoring prosperity.
Yes and here's the thing but to continue in these tracks.
-- these orthodoxy east that are on yielding -- -- is.
It's just get him out of here I don't even value the conversation what happens is then people get caught in -- in -- not actually hearing each other and we don't get any change out of it.
The thing that I was troubled by is this.
First the law I grew up as a poor kid in Brooklyn my first -- -- work in the Brooklyn botanic gardens.
You know your fancy -- -- -- while big enough market regarding our there's not much -- I'll remind you what we -- fertilizer in gardens but.
That was my gotten there's no problem there I'm a huge fan of that -- courage of my own children but what do you do when your situation such as you mentioned.
We're especially for young black males you have unemployment rates approaching 50% what happens when you have a good work ethic.
But the economy is not producing those low end jobs even at the Derek but.
We have this conversation isn't as if it's not connected.
To the -- as if it is not connected to our eight is if it's not connected.
To our society at large and the values that we are implicating our youth.
And the idea that somehow if you're black -- your -- if -- Hispanic whatever the somehow.
If you're not all the same -- and he's got a society that wants to -- -- and a president right now I may say and some candidates.
Arguably who are.
We're talking about race rather and differences rather than.
What we share in -- the plane on these and mechanisms.
I think to appeal to base voters in ways that are totally.
And do not advance since they at the change in the country.
When you spoke about family break -- to -- this we've spoken here in this conversation about education and family breakdown.
Oh if -- only had you on the stage last night.
To talk -- Because those are real issues of our -- you look at that out of wedlock birth rate in this country.
Now about a third of the white children half of the Hispanic children 70%.
-- This is an -- -- 70%.
Of the black children born to single mothers.
Direct correlation to low achievement in school high dropout rates high levels of incarceration.
I'm not making this up I'm not some.
Demagogue youngest telling these are hard -- But you don't hear this from the Obama administration you don't hear this from the Republicans they don't wanna talk about these very difficult -- somebody should be saying.
We are hurting kids when we don't encourage marriage in this country.
Juan Williams thanks for being here thank you with -- -- dangerous.
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