late wrote:What happened is that they didn't fix it.
The 3 largest reasons are they didn't want to spend what it would take, they didn't want to piss off the South that much, and LBJ sucked at managing programs.
There are hundreds of social programs designed to help the poor. The war on poverty had a bit of a success for about 5 years and then it flattened out. Patrick Monyham correctly predicted the program would destroy the integrity of families.
Poverty went down quite a bit after the end of WWII.
I have said this before. Poverty in the black community is due to slavery and Jim Crow under the direction of the Democratic Party. And these are the same guys that have done very little in the last 50 years to fix the problem.
Landmark Legislation: The Civil Rights Act of 1964On February 10, 1964, the House of Representatives voted in favor of the bill, HR 7152. When the House-passed bill arrived in the Senate on February 26, 1964, Majority Leader Mike Mansfield placed it directly on the Senate calendar rather than refer it to the Judiciary Committee, chaired by civil rights opponent James Eastland of Mississippi. On March 9, when Mansfield moved to take up the measure, southern senators launched a filibuster against the bill. The Senate debated the bill for sixty days, including seven Saturdays.
At the time, a two-thirds vote, or sixty-seven senators, was required to invoke cloture and cut off debate in the Senate. Since southern Democrats opposed the legislation, votes from a substantial number of senators in the Republican minority would be needed .
Paradoxically, the Republicans passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and many Democrats opposed the bill.
As I told you once before, I actually believe in reparations for slavery. If I was king I would make sure every girl or boy who is a descendant of slaves gets to go to a boys and girls military style prep school for 12 years. I would also add post high school education for free. If the home is unstable then the kids are interned. The discipline would be no different than basic training in a military institution. The mission would be to graduate top quality citizens. Those that cannot hack it will be allowed to go. It is best to save some than none. Otherwise, we are just spinning out wheels with more of the same. If I was a parent I would take that choice in a heartbeat.
However, it will never happen because the left wing Democrat politicians need disenfranchised people to get elected to power.
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.