A textbook being used at the University of South Carolina titled, “Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives” accuses Ronald Reagan of being a sexist who was insensitive to minorities and who slashed social programs while pushing up defense spending. The book describes conservatives like Reagan as taking “a pessimistic view of human nature.” The book pushes a very negative view of the rich.
The book claims Reagan “ascribed to women ‘primarily domestic functions’ and failed to appoint many women to significant positions. However, the truth is Reagan appointed the first woman Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor; the first woman ambassador to the UN; Jeane Kirkpatrick; and another 1400 women to policy-making positions including Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole, Secretary of Health and Human Services Margaret Heckler and Secretary of Labor Ann Dore McLaughlin.
The authors accuse Reagan of discounting the “importance of racism and discrimination.”
The book costs a whopping $175. Amazon has an introduction to the book online if you want to check it out.
On Page 10, the book claims conservatives are opposed to change; have a pessimistic view of human nature; and believe in only minimal assistance to the needy because the needy can help themselves. Liberals, on the other hand, are portrayed as having a positive view of change; having a much more positive view of human nature; and believing the government needs to protect the people from racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination and poverty.
The textbook attacks wealthy people, arguing that they “find that having a social class of poor people is useful.”
Clinton’s problems were the Republican congress.
It sounds like the anti-Reagan, anti-Conservative propaganda that is being fed to us by Hollywood in movies like The Butler and Philomena. There seems to be a consistent theme here.
In The Butler, they portrayed Reagan as a sexist and insensitive to minorities. Michael Reagan wrote a response on Politico you can read.
Philomena portrays Reagan as insensitive to gays and you can read about that on this link.
If the left can successfully damage or destroy Reagan’s legacy, they destroy conservatism and conservative economics.
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