Larry Elder: Barack Obama and his race card

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. (Photo by Alyssa Pointer-Pool/Getty Images)Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. Former President Barack Obama once again pulled out the race card for political gain, consequences be damned. This time at the funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis, Obama compared President Donald Trump to not one but two racial segregationists, former Birmingham, Alabama, Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace. The inconvenient truth that Connor and Wallace were Democrats is, apparently, of no relevance Read More

Larry Elder: Biden’s lies for black (and white-privilege guilt) votes

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. “Take a look at my record, man. … I have a record that is second to none. The NAACP has endorsed me every time I’ve run.” — Joe Biden, May 22, 2020, on “The Breakfast Club,” hosted by Charlamagne tha God. No, the NAACP has not “endorsed” Joe Biden for any of his races, let alone all of them. Following Biden’s claim, the NAACP stated: “We want to clarify Read More

Larry Elder: John Lewis helped win the Civil Rights war…

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, a top aide to Martin Luther King Jr., died last week. In 1965, Lewis suffered a fractured skull when he led 600 civil rights workers on a peaceful protest that turned violent as Lewis and the protesters were attacked by the police on the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Ten years earlier, Rosa Parks famously challenged the Jim Crow segregation Read More

Larry Elder: Who’s next on the cancel culture socket —

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. (Getty)Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. John Wayne’s 1971 Playboy magazine interview has placed the legendary actor in the crosshairs of today’s cancel culture social justice warriors. Activists demand that his name be removed from an Orange County, California, airport. What did Wayne say 49 years ago? He said: “I believe in white supremacy until the Blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.” Read More

Larry Elder: Confederate monuments … The problem with politically correct

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. Malcolm X, as a member of the Nation of Islam, preached anti-Semitism and called the white man “devil.” After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X dismissed the murder as a case of “the chickens coming home to roost.” In Spike Lee’s biographical drama, “Malcolm X,” a white teenage girl approaches the angry activist and says: “Excuse me, Mr. X. Hi. I’ve read some of Read More

Larry Elder: Random thoughts while not out ‘protesting’

At a time in America when one’s race has never been less important, the left has taught an entire generation of the most privileged Americans ever to view the world through race-tinted glasses. There were 13 Baltimore high schools where, in 2017, 0% of students could do math at grade level, and another half-dozen high schools where only 1% were math proficient. Do you really think these students even know enough about Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson to be mad at him? During the Chicago Father’s Day weekend, when 14 people were shot and killed and over 100 were wounded, how many Confederate generals were Read More

Larry Elder: ‘Uncle Tom,’ the movie

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. On June 19, also known as Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, we released our film, “Uncle Tom.” It follows a young, black, Christian contractor, Chad Johnson, who was a long-time Democrat until challenged by a fellow Christian to read the platforms of the Democratic and Republican parties. He did. Johnson was shocked to discover that his support for limited government, low taxes and school choice, and his opposition to Read More

Larry Elder: 10 takeaways from the anti-police brutality protests

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. No. 10: CNN’s Chris Cuomo believes people have a right to engage in violence. About the anti-police protests, some violent, CNN’s Chris Cuomo said, “And, please, show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful.” It’s called the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise Read More

Larry Elder: George Floyd protesters seek a ‘diverse’ police department

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author. Democratic mayors, with a few exceptions, run America’s biggest cities. These mayors have long promised to deliver police forces that look like the community they police. Some have succeeded. But in the wake of widespread protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody, one must ask whether officers’ racial and ethnic “diversity” truly makes a difference in public perception of the police. Diversity Read More

Larry Elder: The George Floyd riots: Where’s Black Lives Matter

(Carolyn Cole/Getty)Black lives matter. Black businesses, not so much. Four Minneapolis cops were summarily fired, with one of the four arrested and charged with the murder of a black suspect named George Floyd, who died in police custody. In cellphone video apparently taken by one of the many witnesses, a cop later identified as Derek Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as Floyd laid face-down and handcuffed on a city street. The cops ignored Floyd’s repeated plea, “I can’t breathe.” By the time paramedics arrived, Floyd was unresponsive and apparently Read More