Banish The Bling

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NPR’s Juan Williams assails today’s African-American culture as “a virtual blueprint for failure” in a much-read Washington Post op-ed. “Where is the civil rights groundswell on behalf of stronger marriages that will allow more children to grow up in two-parent families and have a better chance of staying out of poverty?” he asks. “. . . Where are the exhortations for children to reject the self-defeating stereotypes that reduce black people to violent, oversexed ‘gangstas,’ minstrel show comedians and mindless athletes?”