Larry Elder

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Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder is an African American conservative/libertarian commentator. He is also a radio and talk show host and a syndicated columnist. He asserts that racism in the U.S. no longer represents a serious threat to blacks' upward mobility and opposes the minimum wage on the grounds that it undermines job creation for blacks, teenagers and entry-level workers. (Publishers Weekly) The first of the Ten Things You Can't Say In America is that blacks are more racist than whites.

Quotes

  • Jesse Jackson himself says he's relieved when the late-night footsteps on the street behind him belong to white rather than black feet . . . [1]
  • Good motives aside, white condescension does more damage than good. White condescension says to a black child, "The rules used by other ethnic groups don't apply to you. Forget about "work hard, get an education, posses good values. No, for you, we'll alter the rules by lowering the standards and expecting less. [2]
  • Private schools, contrary to popular belief, are actually cheaper than public schools. [3]
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