Do you agree with Thomas Sowell that black voters put racial patronage above the education of their children?

Sowell talks of DC mayor, Adrian Fenty, under whom the murder rate went down, school children's test scores went up but he was resoundingly defeated for re-election. Ostensibly, because Fenty, appointed the best people he could find - not all of them black- instead of running a racial patronage system, as a... show more Sowell talks of DC mayor, Adrian Fenty, under whom the murder rate went down, school children's test scores went up but he was resoundingly defeated for re-election. Ostensibly, because Fenty, appointed the best people he could find - not all of them black- instead of running a racial patronage system, as a black mayor of a city with a black majority is apparently expected to. He also didn't spend as much time schmoozing with the folks as was expected.

The full column: http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell...
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