The past two weeks saw a convergence of observances and news stories that, for me, encapsulates the horrific toll of two fundamental policies of modern liberalism on the black community.
National School Choice Week provided an ironic backdrop for a news story out of Akron, Ohio, where Kelley Williams-Bolar, a mother of two girls, was convicted of a felony for falsifying her residence of record so her girls could attend a better and safer public school than the one in their poor, crime-ridden neighborhood.
Similarly, pro-life advocates gathered to commemorate the legally and morally misguided U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade to legalize the infanticide of abortion, while authorities in Philadelphia were coming to grips with the butchery of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Dr. Gosnell stands accused of conducting illegal late-term abortions, murdering babies aborted alive by severing their spinal cords with scissors, and leaving “a trail of injured and dead female patients in his wake over several decades”, according to the grand jury report.
In each of these cases, black women were among the victims, and their plights highlight two of the most significant problems facing the black community in America today – the lack of quality education for all our children, and the disproportionate number of black babies murdered in abortuaries across the nation.