Tue, 27 May 2014
My friend John Myste asks me my diagnosis of urban youth.
Race notwithstanding, Mr. Deming, what do you think of the general work ethic, or more specifically, the motivation to succeed, of the urban youth?
My friend T. Paine seconds the motion, along with the lament:
I would not be able to ask simply due to the racist implications of the question regardless of whether I specified "race notwithstanding" or not."
The life of an oppressed conservative is hard.
Mr. Paine is correct in that "urban" has become a euphemism for African American. That is why he hesitates. A long, long history of stereotypes would make Mr. Paine's hesitation a conservative anomaly.
The short answer to the question of urban work ethic is obvious.