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It Took Courage for Denzel Washington to Speak the Truth

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Actor Denzel Washington attends the screening of "Roman J. Israel, Esq." at Henry R. Luce Auditorium at Brookfield Place on November 20, 2017, in New York City. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

By with Michael R. Shannon
Saturday, 16 December 2017 09:02 AM Current | Bio | Archive

It is nothing short of amazing that an actor who has portrayed, how shall we say, "sanitized" versions of racial agitators like Malcolm X and Rubin "Hurricane" Carter can still maintain personal views that contradict the "America the Ugly" story the left would have us believe.

And even more important, he’s willing to go public with those views regardless of how his heretical thinking could affect his career in the Cultural Marxism capital of the world: Hollywood.

Denzel Washington, during an interview, refused to employ the Opposition Media’s approved excuse of blaming the "system" for continual problems in the black community. He was discussing crime and the so-called "mass incarceration" that afflicts blacks: “So, you know, I can’t blame the system. It starts in the home. If the father is not in the home, the boy will find a father in the streets. I saw it in my generation and every generation before me — and every one since. "

Personal responsibility is not an argument that is going to be very popular among the left and members of the "caring" community. Not to mention in Hollywood, where stars would rather share a room in rehab with Donald Trump than own up to their own failures.

In the left’s mind individuals are powerless pawns at the mercy of irresistible forces beyond their control that force these pawns into lives of crime, addiction, or other forms of degradation.

Washington isn’t having any of it. He believes the biggest factor influencing the future of young blacks is the family. If it’s there and functioning properly children have an excellent chance of succeeding in life. And functioning properly means dad is at home.

It’s his belief, backed up by study after study, that the absence of a father in the home is bad for all children and particularly for boys. “If the streets raise you, then the judge becomes your mother and prison becomes your home,” Washington explained.

Currently the out-of-wedlock birthrate for black women is approaching 70 percent, which means seven out of ten black children are born into a world where the bad decisions of adults have stacked the deck against them. The maternity ward is really where the prison pipeline begins.

It’s a bad situation and it’s not getting any better until there are fundamental changes in black family culture. Until that happens, Washington observes, “It’s unfortunate that we make such easy work for them.”

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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