“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.
Facebook61.3kTwitter111Email1 Close-quarters combat just got a little more deadly with the introduction of this gas-injection knife. It allows you to inject compressed gasses into whatever you stab, effectively blowing it...Read More
FacebookTwitterEmail There’s not much that union supporters and I can agree upon. But here is one incident where I can
FacebookTwitterEmail The EPA apparently doesn’t want Black people to attend (The Blaze) Democrats have argued for the past few years
FacebookTwitterEmail Jesse Jackson’s Trayvon Martin grandstanding isn’t going over well with Florida Governor, Rick Scott. Unlike a lot of other