“Mitt Romney And Paul Ryan, Two Men Who Will Destroy Our People…”


The headline is a quote from Russell Simmons of Def Jam and is, all at once, both utterly bizarre and an all too common sentiment amongst black Americans.

Look back to the Bush years; were black Americans destroyed? How about during the presidency of Bush’s father? No. What about when Reagan was in office? No. Nixon? No. To the contrary, Republicans have persistently and consistently supported Civil Rights since the Civil War, when the party was formed to fight slavery.

Moreover, here’s a simple question: Did black Americans do better economically under George W. Bush or Barack Obama?

The answer is W and to the best of my knowledge, no one is even disputing that. The numbers are certainly indisputable.

Moreover, there’s absolutely no reason for any reasonable person to think Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan are racists, or for that matter, have any sort of racial animus towards black Americans at all.

In other words, what Simmons is saying has absolutely no basis in reality. It’s a mirage. This is problematic in that what Simmons said is commonly believed by black Americans. When it doesn’t matter how many times you say A, B, C because the other person is going hear X, Y, Z no matter, what you do, it’s hard to break through to people.

But, that’s where we are with race relations in this country.

Related Articles

22

You’re Not Imagining It: America Is Less Free–This Time Property Rights

The cornerstone of liberty is the right to private property. It’s yours. The government doesn’t own it. It can’t take

12

NAACP demands Confederate symbols, including Stone Mountain carving, be removed

Yeah, let’s burn those books, baby! Let’s expunge that history. The Leftists want to eradicate ANY memory or history of

0

Missouri Democrats Rename Annual Dinner After Former KKK Member – Harry Truman

Now, that’s just funny! Nasheed managed to become the laughing stock of the blogosphere – quite a feat. So, the

comments

Share This

Share this post with your friends!