San Antonio City Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan, a Black Democrat, presented a city resolution declaring racism, a public health crisis. The proposed resolution claims the City should do something about minorities suffer from stress due to racism and discrimination.
However, this is more forced social engineering, which will expand the city government and reduce personal freedoms. The proposed resolution has passed a committee review, and it has been referred to the City Council for approval.
Andrews-Sullivan dramatically said, “We have to address the demon that is before us, and we have to slay the dragon because we are Goliaths in this war, and that’s what we’re doing by declaring racism as a public health crisis.” She claims the resolution is “inclusive,” but ironically, it downplays help for whites.
The draft resolution rehashes the history of racism in San Antonio as justification. Progressive always dwell on the negative and ignore the fact that SA is a minority-dominated city in every way.
It calls for a “holistic” approach to address racism as a “public health problem,” including affordable housing, pre-k, and the justice system. The resolution will cost taxpayers more money, grow the city government, and reduce freedoms in the name of social engineering.
However, calling racism a public health issue is another tactic by progressives to use the government to force social engineering.
While progressives talk about “systemic” and “institutional” racism, it is a personal behavior problem. Individuals, including Blacks and other minorities, must be held accountable for their behavior as racists and victims.
We can’t solve the problem with affirmative action solutions, which is government-sanctioned racism. “Reversed” discrimination does not cure racism.
We can’t have an honest discussion about racism when one side pushes guilt, anger, and revenge, and the other is shamed.
We can’t solve the problem by assuming that ALL whites are guilty, and ALL minorities are innocent victims.
We can’t have an honest discussion when one side screams, pouts, threatens, and riots, and the other side is silenced and forced to listen.
We can’t solve the problem when one side uses disruptive and uncivilized tactics instead of having a civil, orderly debate and discussion.
We can’t solve the problem when one side is emotional and lacks self-control in public discourse and behavior.
We can’t solve the problem when one side refuses to acknowledge any responsibility based on their poor actions or decisions, which results in poverty.
We can’t solve the problem by using government-based solutions to “sit at the front of the bus” when economic, free-market solutions are needed to “buy the bus company.”
We can’t solve the problem while the “poverty industry” profits from keeping people needy and dependent on their programs.
We can’t solve the problem for entire groups because every person is different, and those who can achieve should not be held back by those who can’t (or won’t) be responsible.
We can’t solve the problem while Blacks and other minorities are taught to be “different” and not assimilate (or act white) into general society. Like learning English, people need to learn the majority culture’s social skills to succeed in that society.
We can’t solve the problem while progressives refuse to acknowledge that poverty in America is due to culture, not systemic or institutional issues.
We can’t solve the problem while the news media portrays all Blacks and minorities as victims of racism and whites as racists bullies.
Finally, we can’t solve the problem while the news media highlights bad news rather than commonalities and success stories. Racial and social unity is difficult when negative news and history are emphasized.
This resolution is more socio-political “window dressing,” which will do nothing for Blacks and other minorities. It will create a higher city debt, more public programs, and a bigger city government.
Blacks and other minorities should stop depending on political bosses in government to solve their economic and social challenges. Personal problems require personal solutions and actions.