Black Women around the Country are finally waking up
The Democratic party has seen an 11% drop in African American women support. I wonder why? Well, if you look at the last election, the Democratic party looked as if the party was only for white folks. Shame. The same party that preaches tolerance, and love, and how NOT to be racist, is, in fact, all of those things including being racist. Republicans have said this for a very long time. The Democratic part IS, and always will be the party that created the Ku Klux Klan.
A recent article from “The Root” pointed out why Black Women are finally waking up to the BS the Democratic party represents. Not saying the article is in favor of Republicans, but the Author really brings up some valid points.
The brilliant Avis Jones-DeWeever made it clear that 53 years after Mississippi freedom fighter Fannie Lou Hamer cried the words, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired,” more black women in the United States are ready to take on the white savior of political parties: the Democrats.
As I’ve written previously, the Democratic Party is hell-bent on coddling the so-called white working class—as if these particular poor white folks who voted for Donald Trump aren’t just economically frustrated white supremacists—instead of focusing on and building with disenfranchised and oppressed communities who have remained doggedly loyal despite being taken for granted and advantage of time and time again.
While this conversation is not new, and even though 94 percent of black women decided to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, there still seems to be a prevailing train of thought that the shift in allegiance can be attributed to millennial black women who have lost the stars in their eyes.
For example: The New Republic quotes Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) as saying that young black women have been jarred by the bigots in the White House because things were “well” under President Barack Obama:
I agree. The Democratic party only targets the white middle class working Americans. They tax the living hell out of the inner cities and are the architects of Gentrification. Living in Austin, Texas I fully understand and see what Democrats are doing. The white middle class is moving into the “Ghettos” and building homes, or remodeling the older ones, and raising the value of the neighborhoods. This then forces the lower middle class to sell, and move. Shameful if you ask me.
All was not well when Democratic bulldog Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayor, pushed for the shutdown of public schools primarily serving black students to balance his budget, while participating in the coverup of the police execution of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
All was not well when Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw raped 12 black women and one black girl, and Democrats stumping for votes failed to call out predators in uniform that hunt black women simply because they can.
Although I don’t agree with the Anti-Cop language, I have to agree that Democrats like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has no interest in helping innercity kids. He’s always used his famous saying ” Don’t let a good crisis go to waste” by shutting down schools and fix his own crisis, The cities budget.
All is not well when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is blatantly misrepresenting his record on marijuana reform, while black people continue to be disproportionately impacted by draconian laws that enable the carceral state known as the new Jim Crow.
No, many black women who understand these things understand that all have never been well within the Democratic Party. It has long been clear that resisting white supremacists like Donald Trump and his sociopolitical criminal enterprise while insisting that a party that campaigns primarily on being better than the opposition is our only hope, is life-threatening.
This is about much more than “values” and loss of political innocence, though liberals continue to intentionally frame it that way; this is about strategic, institutional, violent oppression that continues to decimate entire communities. This is about the Democratic Party’s refusal to expend political capital on black women because it has been given every reason to believe that black women will continue to vote blue because the alternative is too reprehensible to fathom.
I’m a staunch supporter of Legal Marijuana. de Blasio is just trying to win brownie points from the Drug lobby so he can pay for his lavish trips, and live in his million dollars home!