|Born|| April 27, 1952 (age 70) |
Los Angeles, California
Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder (born April 27, 1952) is an American conservative politician, political commentator and syndicated columnist. Elder was the prime Republican candidate during the 2021 California gubernatorial recall election against incumbent Democrat Gavin Newsom. He is the host of the longest-running afternoon drive time radio show in Los Angeles, beginning in March 1994, and produces a series of videos for The Epoch Times. He is known as the "Sage of South Central".
In the summer of 2021, when Elder jumped to the lead among candidates for governor of California in the recall election, California's Democrat-controlled state government attempted to keep Elder off the ballot..
Elder asserts that racism in the U.S. no longer represents a serious threat to blacks' upward mobility. California liberals regard Elder as "too uppity" due to his acknowledgement of facts surrounding welfare and black poverty.
The son of a janitor, Larry Elder was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. He attended Brown University, receiving a BA in Political Science in 1974. He then attended the University of Michigan, School of Law, graduating in 1977. After graduation, he worked with a large law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where he practiced litigation. He then opened Laurence A. Elder and Associates. At the same time, he hosted a topic-oriented television show in Cleveland, first on PBS, then on the local Fox affiliate.
Elder was host of the television show, Moral Court, distributed by Warner Brothers Television and The Larry Elder Show. He was the reporter for several episodes of the groundbreaking PBS National Desk series, including Redefining Racism: Fresh Voices From Black America. His PBS work earned him a 1998 AEGIS Award of Excellence, a 1998 Telly award, and a 1999 Emerald City Gold Award of Excellence. Elder received an Emmy for Best News Special and is the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Elder created, directed and produced his first film, Michael & Me, a documentary that examines the history and use of guns in America. It was released in August 2005.
Elder established the Larry Elder Charities, a non-profit organization that contributes to groups and individuals offering non-government, self-help solutions to problems of poverty, crime, poor parenting, dependency, and education.
2021 California Recall election
- See also: Democrat election fraud
The design of the recall ballot was created to negatively impact Elder. The ballot was created to fold right through Elder's name. When folds run through candidate's name and vote space, it either does not scan and forces adjudication or outright misaligns and auto-cancels the vote. If that ballot goes to adjudication, this was one widespread method used in several states during the 2020 presidential election fraud that canceled votes for Donald Trump and attributed those votes to Joe Biden.
- 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. 
- Private schools, contrary to popular belief, are actually cheaper than public schools. 
- Elder criticizes the minimum wage on the grounds that it undermines job creation for blacks, teenagers and entry-level workers.
- Jesse Jackson himself says he's relieved when the late-night footsteps on the street behind him belong to white rather than black feet . . . 
- The first of the Ten Things You Can't Say In America is that blacks are more racist than whites.
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- (Publishers Weekly)