Now that Ferguson, Missouri, has calmed down and the cable TV news shows have stopped doing live coverage, the Republicans are doing their best to see how they can help bring harmony and understanding between the races.
Sending Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) father out to mend the wounds seemed like a good idea. The elder Mr. Cruz took it upon himself to educate African-Americans by telling them that the minimum wage is actually a bad thing and that the “average black” didn’t know that.
Cruz went on to tout Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder For Blacks To Succeed by Jason Riley, a member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board who is African-American. Riley, Cruz said, talks about how “all the handouts to blacks have kept blacks in the poorhouse.”
“Jason Riley said in an interview, Did you know before we had minimum wage laws black unemployment and white unemployment were the same? If we increase the minimum wage, black unemployment will skyrocket. See, he understands it, but the average black does not.”
And they still don’t get it why African-Americans don’t vote for Republicans.