Now we find that a group of Marxist/Progressives who claim to be for all Americans are telling us the way to solve “income inequality” is by giving even more special treatment to certain groups. Here is what they said.
All-In Nation highlights the economic benefits of ensuring the success of communities of color. Groundbreaking analysis presented here estimates gains on a set of five economic indicators if Americans were able to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities that perpetuate inequality in our nation today. If racial and ethnic differences were eliminated, the average total personal income in 2011 would have been 8.1 percent higher; our gross domestic product would have been at least $1.2 trillion higher; 13 million people would have been lifted out of poverty; federal, state, and local tax revenue would have increased by $192 billion; and the long-run deficit in Social Security would be reduced by more than 10 percent.
This is what compels the Center for American Progress and Policy Link to present All-In Nation: An America that Works for All—the need to implement an equity policy agenda that reduces inequality and manifests the potential of our diverse population.
The need is urgent: If we do not change course and invest in strengthening communities of color and other communities that have been left behind, our middle class will continue to erode and our nation will be unprepared to successfully compete in the global economy. We must intentionally create an All-In Nation—ensuring opportunity for everyone and securing America’s economic future.
If we really want to change the plight of the people to whom this Marxist group is referring, we must treat these people as equals. We must give them the respect by showing them we do believe they are capable of providing and thinking for themselves. We must stop the condescending attitude that they only way they can succeed if they are treated differently. A person only learns to make wise choices when they are held responsible for their choices and reap the rewards or suffer the consequences. We truly should listen to Martin Luther King, Jr. and judge all people on the content of their character and not the color of their skin like Chris Mathews, Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, who are seeking to keep in bondage the very people you claim to support, just for your own gain.