Republican Lawmaker Doesn’t Want To Fund Schools Because Blacks Get “Welfare Crazy Checks”

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In comments made to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi State Representative Gene Alday said he opposed additional school funding because he feels blacks in the state already get too much help from the government and “they don’t work.” He also claimed the state, which ranks last in education, “isn’t hurting” when it comes to its schools. Alday, a Republican from the small town of Walls, opposes funding of a literacy program that will help third-grade children and hopefully improve Mississippi’s nation-worst literacy rate.

The Republican Governor of the state, Phil Bryant, has proposed bringing in more literacy coaches to the schools and setting test score standards that third-graders would need to pass before they could move on to the next grade. The governor’s proposal would lead to 40% of third-graders being held back. Democrats and school officials want the implementation of the tests to be delayed a year so they can better prepare students and teachers. Also, administrators want more funding than is being proposed so they can provide tutoring services and reading camps to assist children.

While Democrats, administrators and the Governor try to come to agreement on the best methods of helping the state’s young children learn to read, Alday just thinks this is another handout to lazy black people. He sees no reason to give more money to the state’s school system because blacks just go around shooting each other.

State Rep. Gene Alday, R-Walls, doesn’t believe any more funding is needed. “I don’t see any schools hurting,” he said.

But then he went on to say that Mississippi “has a lot of bad school districts. The people are electing superintendents that don’t know anything about education.”

The former mayor of Walls (population 1,248) went on to say, “I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks.’ They don’t work.”

He had to go to the emergency room for pain, he said. “I liked to died. I laid in there for hours because they (blacks) were in there being treated for gunshots.”

After Alday’s comments were published in the Clarion-Ledger Sunday, the paper immediately released an editorial calling for the lawmaker’s resignation, calling his comments “reprehensible” and “racist.” The paper also advised voters to remember to send Alday packing in either August (the GOP primary) or November if Alday refuses to step down. The Clarion-Ledger also demanded Alday publicly apologize for his remarks.

Alday is essentially pushing the “welfare queen” myth that President Ronald Reagan promoted decades ago. He is using the tried and true method of racializing social programs such as food stamps in order to appeal to white conservatives, justifying their stereotypical views of African-Americans. It is even more disgusting and reprehensible now than when Reagan did it, considering that we as a society should have moved on from such race-baiting rhetoric, especially from elected leaders. This is your party, GOP. This is what you fostered in your efforts to delegitimatize the current President of the United States.

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25 Replies to “Republican Lawmaker Doesn’t Want To Fund Schools Because Blacks Get “Welfare Crazy Checks””

  1. I think it’s safe to assume that plenty of white kids attend rural Mississippi public schools, right? This sounds like an updated version of the post-Brown attitude of if we must integrate we just won’t provide education to anyone.

  2. What’s the ratio of black to white students and what’s the rate of welfare black to white families? That would be interesting…I bet poor white people elected the jerk!

  3. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of this shit.

    When will white people wake up and say no more. You are fuking with my children’s future. You want me to hate another man but you are taking food off of my table. You want to blame others because I have no job but you do everything in your power to prevent me for providing a living for my family.

    So my white brothers and sisters are you sick and tired of this shit or is your racism that strong that you cant see the true enemy?

  4. Clearly, this jerk doesnt understand the importance of education in building a country that can compete in a global economy. He attended a junior college but never graduated. Clearly not an education advocate.

  5. DJ – Their racism, love of guns, misunderstanding of the Constitution and love of the bible blind them to the reality that most of them are nothing more than poor white trash, or as Rush Limbaugh calls them, “My people.”

    Keep in mind most Southern conservatives have little or no education, just the way the Koch brothers have mapped it out. Their efforts in the stupiding down of America is ahead of schedule. Education reforms are propaganda tools just like Republican jobs bills. A lot of rhetoric but no action unless it benefits the 1%. XL is an excellent example. The Kochs stand to gain 100 BILLION dollars over ten years while permanent jobs are estimated to be 35. Granting a foreign company eminent domain rights in our country is totally phucking absurd. The Kochs are willing to let the govt take 100% of the risk while they line their pockets. Follow the money and you will see a number of high ranking politicos heavily invested in TransCanada, their subsidiaries and contractors.

  6. This man is mentally sick.And who ever vote him in the position he is in should never complain. There is so much hate with some people that they are blind to reality. Everyone uses the system no matter what color. You may not ,but someone in your family do. You sick evil man, what gives you the right or who give you the right to mess with education. You and that governor who could care less about education. You got yours and could care less about others who get theirs unless they are the rich. You stupid ,ignorant man letting greed and hate control your life. I really feel sorry for your family. They have a jackass like you leading them. All that hate you carry will be your down fall. You are no better than anybody else. As a matter of fact you are worst. You and people like you will get yours. You think you are God ,but far from it. Get out if you don’t no how to run it. You are truly a sick and evil man.The people needs to demand you leave your post. You are not worthy of it.Get…

  7. Hope everyone here knows that they are trying to change our children’s history books accordingly. Have already started this in Texas..Tennessee and Denver. Google it and see for yourself!

  8. My thoughts exactly Penny! They’re getting really bold these days! They are truly letting US know who they’re working for! MoveOn.org has plenty of petitions to rid us of these freaks. You can even start your own petition there. Tell it like it is!

  9. Just inbred. Grinnin’ like a pervert in a kindergarten class. I usually don’t resort to name calling but I sincerely doubt reason would work with this idiot and his “people”.

  10. Wow, Mr. Alday…Fascist much?

    A couple of the defining characteristics (DCs) of Fascism come to mind with Alday’s comments…

    Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause is the first one. Fascist regimes (like the GOP) will “demonize” their opponents and make untrue/wild claims about them. Anyone who doesn’t agree with their policies is considered an “enemy”. The poor, elderly and disabled are consider the scapegoats of a Fascist society.

    Disdain for the importance of human rights is the other. Fascist regimes generally don’t respect the human rights of many others and will even go so far as to write laws that make discrimination, torture or killing of “others” (the enemies and scapegoats) “legal”, as the Nazis did with the Nuremberg Laws.

    Let’s not kid ourselves here: the GOP are a Fascist regime. While they’re not completely like the Nazis, the parallels are many and frightening. The GOP share in the same Fascist ideology practiced by the…

  11. Actually CAJ blacks or the excuse for the Reich Wingers to de-fund schools. They WANT public schools to go down so they can usurp the educational system and teach nothing but Biblical lies and the David Barton version of American history. I overheard a group of these behind the scenes Christian conservatives back in the 90’s at our local 4th of July daylong event. They were so proud of the money that they were able to remove from our school system budget and put into their lie academies, I was recording them on video tape and they were un-aware until I told them. They got the deputies on duty to try and get the tape from me. The officers told them they had no right to the tape so this group tried to sue me. When they lost then they tried unlawful ways, to this day I still get threats.

  12. There must be a problem with the system. It deleted the word “Nazis” at the end of my post/ comment.
    Here’s how the progression goes when you confront the GOP Progressives and Moderates with the truth about their party’s politicians being Fascists:

    Cognitive dissonance: “I don’t believe you”. “Republicans aren’t Fascists”….

    False Equivalency: “well, the Democrats are Fascists, too”. “Both parties are the same”.

    Projection: “take a look in the mirror; you’ll see who the true Fascist is” (I’m not kidding; someone actually addressed that comment to me in a comment thread).

    The nearly century-long Fascist “gaslighting” propaganda campaign of the GOP is still alive and working well, as evidenced by last fall’s election results :( ssmdh

  13. Still have that tape? If so.. time to release it. Make it public, on the news in the papers. How about for the next election

  14. True Nancy. As long as most school books are printed in Texas this trend will continue.
    As a matter of fact, look at where Texas stands in ranking, very close to the bottom. Just where the Kocks want all schools.
    The Kocks need an uneducated public.. so they.. can take over. They have no need of an educated public unless It’s a charter school. The colleges they fund, follow what the Kocks want in teaching, mandated by the Kocks. No money is given unless they control..
    Aren’t they just the nicest rich people?

  15. Lowest state ranking in education and this idiot makes a statement like that. Wonder why they are last? Well, I bet the local chapter of the KKK is proud of him!!!

  16. He looks like an extra from the set of “Deliverence” He certainly does not have the needs of his constituents in mind, does he?

  17. Oklahoma Republicans may have outlawed Advanced Placement courses

    Oklahoma Republican legislators are debating whether Advanced Placement courses should be taught in their state’s public schools. Let’s pause to absorb that, shall we? Oklahoma lawmakers do not want their state’s students to be able to take classes that will allow them to earn college credit while still in high school, thanks to a far-right conspiracy theory about the College Board’s latest AP U.S. History framework. One bill currently being considered would specifically ban the AP U.S. History course, while some legislators think that an anti-Common Core law passed last year may already apply to all AP courses.
    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/government/oklahoma-legislative-committee-questions-legality-of-advanced-placement-courses-in/article_2b257556-b62c-5a92-862e-8e9821a29bbc.html

  18. gsb, yes I have it and several copies on DVD. BUT not a single one of the Columbus stations would touch it nor any local paper even though the evidence of their un constitutional and ILLEAGAL agenda was clear. I showed it to a very staunch Christian conservative person that I know and he accused me of having a very sophisticated video/audio dubbing editing system, I said yes you IDIOT I went out and blew 100 large on a system to make this and then sold all of the equipment…Idiot!

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