James Golden, better known as “Snerdley,” is famous for being the radio partner to right winger Rush Limbaugh. In an interview with The Daily Caller, Snerdley trafficked in the right wing notion that the Jim Crow years were some sort of Golden Age for black people.
“Isn’t a shame that the good old days were the days when things were segregated legally in this country?” he observed. “The good old days, when two-parent families were the norm in the black community — and they were — two parent families were the norm back during segregation days.”
He went on to observe, strangely, that Howard University was graduating black lawyers during Jim Crow, as if they aren’t still doing that.
“Howard University was graduating doctors and lawyers who were qualified, not through Affirmative Action, but genuinely qualified through hard work and merit by the score,” he says. “And there was this sense we were achieving against all the odds, and we were going to push and break through. Those were during the days of segregation.”
It is odd to hear Golden accuse Howard University, a mostly black HBCU, of accepting blacks due to race based affirmative action?
“How did the people who were leading the world’s art form in music degenerate into this depravity that calls itself the music industry right now in terms of black culture?” he bemoans. “How did we get where we’ve got some girl hυmping her boοty up and down, and that’s considered the state of black art? It’s disgraceful in this country.”
Then he somehow ties black unemployment to a hike in the minimum wage.
“The real issues concerning black America have been unaddressed by Obama,” he declares. “In fact he’s doing everything he can to secure higher unemployment with these calls for the minimum wage to go up. Most black people don’t understand that because they’re not taught in school economics because most economics are taught by liberals, and they don’t teach the truth about this.”
Golden also blamed “unionized schools” for unemployment among young black men.