“I tell you that the liberal agenda is not the black agenda”

| December 28 2012
Christopher Cook

For decades, the left and theDemocrats have been trying to sell the line that Republicans have an animus towards, and an agenda against, black Americans. It isn’t true, of course; moreover, for most of U.S. history, the only party for which that was true was the Democratic Party.

But there’s an even more salient point these days: Whatever the Republicans’ agenda, it doesn’t have anything to do with black Americans, because, by and large, black Americans are represented by Democrats. The cities in which blacks live are almost exclusively run by Democrats. Congressional districts and rural areas that have a significantly higher percentage of blacks are often represented by Democrats, due to the near-monolithic support that Democrats receive from black voters.

What this means, of course, is that the fiscal and social policies under which the vast majority of Americans blacks live are crafted and implemented by Democrats. Democrats are the architects of the dysfunctional urban environments in which so many blacks live. Republicans aren’t involved; by and large, they aren’t welcomed, they aren’t voted for, and they gave up trying decades ago.

In other words, whatever suffering blacks undergo that is in any way attributable to those environments is attributable exclusively to Democrats. Given black voting patterns over the last 50 years, it is clear that many have not realized this yet.

But some have.

It will probably be some time before there is a revolutionary move away from Democrats, but things like that have to start somewhere.

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