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White Ghetto: How Middle Class America Reflects Inner City Decay Paperback – November 23, 2009
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Touching on Sex and the City, Snoop Dogg, the National Organization for Women, stem-cell research and "the It's-Natural-To-Be-Gay movement," born-again Parker decries the "radicalized progressive liberalism that has pervaded Middle America and usurped the authority of our founding fathers" in her indictment of all things not hard-line Christian that posits the suburbs are just as rife with immorality as the inner-city. Parker discusses "sexual pandemonium," the dissolution of the traditional family and the concepts of the insanity plea and hate crime (not the existence of the crimes, but the existence of the concept) in an effort to discover "why so many obvious areas of moral breakdown exist throughout the country." No matter what the perceived malady, the cure is simple: the moral alignment of all with Judeo Christian values. Parker may mean well, but her shallow critique will turn off anyone not already in her camp.
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About the Author
Star Parker is president and founder of the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a nonprofit center that addresses the impact of social politics on America's inner cities and the poor. Prior to her social activism, Parker was a single welfare mother. After turning to Christ, she returned to college, earning her B.S. degree, and then launched an urban Christian magazine. Now, she is a frequent lecturer at colleges and churches, a social policy consultant and media commentator, and a regular guest on national television and radio programs across the country, including Larry King Live, 20/20, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Parker is also a syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service.
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White Ghetto is very thought provoking. The tactics used to destroy, impoverish, and KEEP DOWN the black community won't work in suburbia...unless it's "tweaked" a little. So, that's what big government does. Make subservience to the government appealing to ALL people. Make Americans WANT to become slaves to the government. Lessons learned in the ghetto can make sure the whole country becomes a ghetto...with the government as the only, all-powerful, slum lord. Brilliant. Evil, hateful, conniving, but brilliant.
When will America stop being slaves? When will we tell our government...ENOUGH? Black, White, it's nothing but our slave masters working one color/race against the other...who keeps the key to the chains? GOVERNMENT.
Star's unique perspective makes you sad, angry, and hopeful. God is in control, even when things look bleak. All we can do is give it to Him. Our country, whether it unifies or crumbles, is in His hands.
Thanks for staying the course, Star. No matter what they say or do, they can't touch your soul.
I have to admit, you would think the breakdown on the traditional (father and mother in the same home with children) American family would be the source of America's on-going moral decay. With everyone blaming somebody else for our collective social ills (racism, abortion, gay agenda, etc.) as opposed to starting with the man-in-the-mirror, we are bound to avoid our own personal complicity (silence equates to acceptance). The next factor right behind the crumbling American family is education. As Ms. Parker tells her "White Ghetto" readers "[t]he single most important factor in establishing economic earning power is education, and the single most important factor that drives the educational accomplishment of a child is family". While this book was published in 2006, the statistics on divorce have not gotten any better. And then there is God almighty. The creator of man and woman for the purpose of populating his creation while the creation holds fast to His Word (Bible). Not. And thus America's moral conundrum.
The book is an easy read and solidifies what I already knew to be true. However, I take pleasure in reading the work of like thinkers who hold fast to the truth, unlike the immoral majority.
Cheers to Star Parker on her well written book "White Ghetto". A good read!