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Shipp buys into the left's narrative of victimization

Columnist E. R. Shipp’s comment that “the party that’s rolled over for Donald Trump seems perfectly fine with an American form of ethnic cleansing,” is at best unfathomable (“What about the black middle class?” Oct. 31).

Were it not for her susceptibility to Aggrieved Donald Trump Derangement Syndrome and a devotion to the liberal/DNC propaganda on race in America, perhaps she could admit that the narrative of exclusion, victimization and it’s-not-your-fault prevarications have been demonstrated to be false by the very black middle class she writes about.

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She feels she must at least include some form of abiding pretext for the most important aspect of the liberal propaganda doctrine. Hence, she likely intended her op-ed to exemplify that narrative’s pandering nature and ultimately systemic racism. How is it liberal story lines consistently omit the black middle class?

Ms. Shipp alludes to whites endorsing working hard and playing by the rules, and no one doubts the need for all but a lucky few to work hard.

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No doubt those achieving success in the black community also “played by the rules.” It is implausible to believe the commendable gathering of black middle class experiences and proposed solutions would not embrace educational opportunities and avoid the myriad “systemic barriers” intrinsic to black communities (including the despondent liberal/DNC drumbeat).

Unfortunately and likely boosted by liberal propaganda, such suggestions have been disregarded (not for the first time) in favor of a more palatable course of defiance, waiting for entitlements and gathering “street cred” for not bending to what white society requires.

Ms. Shipp would have better served by directing middle class clout to a reformation of black pride, and doing the right things (not because someone else says so, but because you can) and away from political solutions, wherein feckless Democrats will ineffectively throw money at issues and offer entitlements (maintain dependency) and a speaking place at the national convention. Not likely; after all, such a resonance in combination with a surge in the black middle class might lead to a realization of the corrosive (systemic) consequences of the dominant liberal propaganda, ultimately leading to defections from the Democrat-inclined monolithic black voting bloc.

Dennis Peltz, Perry Hall

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