Do you think that black Americans have become the pawns of Democrats, being used simply for their own political gain? Or do you think that they genuinely want to help them?
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According to Robert Patillo, who happens to be a black man himself, blacks have now become their political chumps. Here is an excerpt from his scathing column that explains this phenomenon:
What makes you a political chump? In the words of Malcolm X:
“When you see this, you can see that the Negro vote is the key factor. And despite the fact that you are in a position to — to be the determining factor, what do you get out of it? The Democrats have been in Washington D.C. only because of the Negro vote. They’ve been down there four years, and they’re — all other legislation they wanted to bring up they brought it up and gotten it out of the way, and now they bring up you. And now, they bring up you. You put them first, and they put you last, ’cause you’re a chump, a political chump.”
Yes, black voters have become the political chumps of the Democratic Party. We are the voting block that put President Obama in the White House. If it wasn’t for black voters in South Carolina, and throughout the South, coming out in record numbers the current president would have never beaten Hillary Clinton to even be the Democratic nominee. But for black voters destroying the Clinton “firewall,” there would not be an Obama administration right now. And what did we get for all of our good works? Black unemployment is still double the national average, we are still incarcerated at record rates, the Voting Rights Act has been gutted, and the president failed to act on the Black Lives Matter movement from the start.
Imagine where this movement would have been if in 2011 and 2012 the president had made our issues a national priority instead of fearing the Tea Party?
But despite not getting many tangible returns on our blood, sweat, and tears to elect and re-elect the president we still support him, and in the twilight of his administration asked simply to put a black person on the Supreme Court. Both as a symbol of our achievement, and as a practical swing vote that would decide issues which directly affect the black community. Such as criminal justice reform, voting rights and affirmative action.
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