African Americans like me are often raised to be loyal to the Democratic Party. We were told as children to be democratic. We are often affiliated with this political party for no other reason but we were told to do so. Yet we are supposed to be a more sophisticated generation of African Americans.
Just as we are often democratic we are also Christians for the same reason, because we were told by our parents this is our religious faith. But when our parents tell us to not do the many bad things we have grown to love in darkness, when tend to decide for ourselves on those issues. Must I individualize the many ills of society as a result of our ignorance?
I believe in my humble opinion that many of the things we should listen to we do not and many things we abide by that are our choice to decide on as adults we should investigate into and make wise decisions based on the times we live in. Religion I will not dwell on in the letter, but the other taboo politics I have to touch on.
Yes I believe there is power in numbers and the Democratic Party historically stood for the uncommon man who is out numbered when he stands alone. But should we passively support the democrats out of fear of the evil republicans or should we go back to making politicians earn our votes? To be honest is this love hate relationship or a fear of being hated relationship? Black people do not love democrats, we know this is the good cop bad cop act being played on us. We just realize we have no where else to turn, so we settle for the less of the two evils.
We know the Democratic Party takes us for granted, being they tally our votes before they even run for office. They fight for every vote but the black vote and for this reason do not really discuss issues that are for black people unless it is an inclusive gesture, meaning it will help black people, but this one is for the homosexuals or that one is for the Hispanic vote. Black people have taken a back seat in American politics.
So what is the solution problem solver? You tell me! I joined the Republican Party out of symbolism and to make a political point. Democrats will earn my vote. This is not a suggestion but a fact.