Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), recently appeared on the “America, Can We Talk?” podcast to discuss why she formed CURE and laid out its mission. The so-called War on Poverty didn’t work, for example, and CURE envisions a better approach, which reduces the role of government.
The host asked about CURE’s annual pastors conference. What these pastors discuss depends on the issue at hand. For example, regarding the police shooting in Fort Worth, Texas, CURE’s Clergy Center pastors will travel to the state as alternatives to leftists like Al Sharpton, who raise racial tensions.
“We’re trying to do two things,” Star said. “Not only change policies so that we can stop the hemorrhaging that is happening in our hardest hit communities so that they can become one with the rest of America, but we also want to stop the hard left that tries to polarize every time there’s an incident in the country” to keep themselves in business.
What would happen if white and black evangelicals joined forces against the left? Listen to the clip to hear Star’s view:
In the second segment, Star talks about the history of the black family in America, what the welfare state has done to it, and CURE’s five-point plan for the next round of welfare reform: