Switchin' Flies

By Barney Nelson.

I just finished reading "Please Stop Helping Us" by the best-selling black writer, Jason Riley. The title caught my eye because several years ago I interviewed a Northern Cheyenne rancher who said almost the same thing: "Your people have helped my people to death." Helping invariably makes the helper feel good, more Christian, etc….but, and this is the heart of the problem…being helped makes the receiver feel dumber, poorer, more helpless.
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