An examination of the culture of failure, rom Daniel Miller, Mail (UK(:

A professor at the University of Texas has sparked outrage by claiming black and Hispanic students are failing academically because they have been raised in single parent homes usually by females.

Law professor Lino Graglia was talking to the BBC when he said he could ‘hardly imagine a less beneficial or more deleterious experience than to be raised by a single parent, usually female, uneducated and without a lot of money.’

He said the average black performance on SAT test is 200 points lower than that for the average white student and that among the black population almost three quarters of children are now born outside of marriage.


In response the League of United Latin American Citizens demanded he resign issuing a resolution which stated: ‘Graglia believes that minority students come from a culture of failure.

‘He knows nothing of our culture and has never crawled down from his ivory tower to find out

His lack of respect for the students who sit in his classes is unacceptable. His contempt for our leaders is intolerable.’

Reax, katievs, Ricochet

Why Is This Controversial?

To make any cultural progress you must reject the left’s meme that somehow, someway, all cultures are equal. If all cultures are equal no culture is better than any other culture. Which so say that culture in say Austin, Texas can be no better than that in the antebellum South

So what does Professor Graglia’s attitude towards blacks and Latinos have to so with their SAT scores?   Not a damn thing.

If stable families and adequat5 income do not contribute to a child’s success in life, what is the need for any social welfare program?

IF stay at home fathers do not contribute a damn thing to their children’s success, they all ought just walk about the door.