The Mental Enslavement of Black Republicans

Throwing stones at Democrats from their glass plantation.

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Republican North Carolina Senator Tim Scott speaks at the Republican National Convention (Photo: YouTube)

The Democratic Party does not have a perfect track record when it comes to Blacks, Latinos, and the LGBTQ community, but life in America most recalls life on the plantation when a Republican president is in office. That is why Blacks tend to vote Democrat.

Under the watch of the current Republican president, we’ve seen the commencement of construction of the aforementioned wall to block Mexicans from sullying our hallowed shores. We’ve seen brown children in cages. We’ve seen Blacks and Latinos die at twice the rate of Whites from a virus the President dismissed during the crucial early stages as a Democratic hoax.

Black Republicans who call the Democratic Party a plantation while stumping for Trump are the modern-day version of the free Blacks who used to help White masters recapture runaway slaves. It’s like because they’ve reached a certain economic position, all is right in Black America, and the way to continue thriving in the ranks of White Americans who look down on Black Americans is by pretending they don’t.

But those who tout Trump’s record on criminal justice reform and low unemployment in Black communities before the pandemic paint an incomplete picture. Does criminal justice reform apply to White people who get away with killing unarmed Blacks? At its pre-pandemic low point (6.6 percent), the Black unemployment rate was still twice as high as the White unemployment rate (3.2 percent), a disparity that has remained unchanged for decades. In other words, Trump has done nothing to close the gap. Did the unemployment trajectory even start with Trump, or did he inherit a downward trend? (He inherited it.)

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Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa”

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