Have Blacks Historically Been Truly Supported By Either Party?
Black people need to search for new political alternatives besides the current two-party system. Maybe people of all colors need to look beyond the broken political system that currently exists in this nation. The party of Lincoln was also the party that abandoned black people in the south when over 90% of recently freed blacks resided in the south. Only 20 years after the end of Civil War the Republican Party abandoned any attempt to bring civility and equal rights to people of color in southern states. They allowed Jim Crow, Jane Crow, and all the other asinine Crows to be inflicted on black people by systematically and intentionally terminating any moves towards Reconstruction with the Compromise of 1877. This ushered in another 100 years of a system that denied equal rights to people of the darker hue. Some say that system is still in full effect now with mass incarceration. Which I add was the policy of a democratically elected President and Congress. So it seems that not only was the Democratic Party was the black lynching party, the white mob party, the burning black people at the stake party, the party of the Jim and Jane Crower's and the party of the white southerners designed to reign terror on people of color, it is now can be designated as the incarcerating black people’s party.
So as I see it there are really no true advocates for people of color in either of these two parties whether they be donkeys or elephants. The Republican and Democratic Party have both been responsible for the current plight of people of color in this nation. When only 6 dollars of every 100 dollars revert back into the black communities since the integration bill of 1964 and 1965 then both parties have failed us not just one. We as a people need get real-time history lessons and real-time reality checkups because neither of these political parties has benefited us in terms of actual progress. Yet right now the Republican Party has shown not only the stripes of a tiger but has shown that tiger is infected with a racist strand of rabies and as Kanye so eloquently put it after the Katrina storm, they simply don’t like black people. Of course, Kanye indicted one Republican at the time George W. Bush. I think we need to indict the entire band of Republican miscreants.
So may be Malcolm X hit on something when he stated that black people either should enter a room in hash out a realistic solution. We can either decide to create an army to protect our rights, or we need to create an independent party separate from either Republicans or Democrats. Stokely Carmichael in Lowndes County, Alabama assisted in the creation of the initial Black Panther Party. They intended to take over that county’s elected administrative offices. That movement morphed into the Black Panther Party for Self Defense which was utterly destroyed by government infiltrators as well as direct government attacks. The party in power at the height of destruction of the Black Panther Party was the Republican Party. We need solutions fast otherwise we will slip so far behind progressively we will never make this race to equality equal.