Skip to comments.Identity Politics Today: Black Faces Should Stop Speaking With White Liberal Talking Points
Posted on 07/24/2019 4:14:24 AM PDT by Kaslin
Race politics. Its the lifeblood of the modern Democrat Party.
Look no farther than Ayanna Pressley for proof. The freshman Member of Congress thinks its her place to demand that all other minority leaders march in lockstep with her views. Yet, the truth is, shes nothing more than a bully who parrots the talking points of rich, white liberals.
Congresswoman Pressley made waves recently when she presumed to declare that we dont need brown faces that dont want to be brown voices. We dont need black faces that dont want to be black voices.
Pressleys comments raise important questions about minority political representation that should not be dismissed out of hand. For instance, what does it even mean to be a black or brown voice?
Pressley clearly thinks she possesses the ultimate truth: black and brown voices that arent mindlessly echoing her radical left-wing ideology dont count. Ironically, though, Pressleys idea of a black voice is one that promotes a political program devised by and for white liberals.
Over the past decade, white liberals have become thoroughly radicalized on race issues. Matthew Yglesias, co-founder of the left wing website Vox, has deemed this phenomenon The Great Awokening. As Yglesias writes, on key measures of racial attitudes, white liberals opinion has moved to the left of where black and Latino opinions are.
White liberals support unfettered immigration and believe in the benefits of diversity without assimilation at significantly higher rates than blacks or Hispanics do. That shouldnt be surprising, since illegal immigration causes the greatest harm to black and Hispanic communities, where workers are more likely to be displaced or see their wages fall due to competition from unskilled, poorly-educated illegal aliens.
White liberals also call racism the greatest barrier facing the black community at higher rates than African Americans themselves believe. While 48 percent of white Democrats self-identify as liberal, the same is true of just 28 percent of black Democrats, who are actually slightly more likely to identify as conservative.
When social justice warriors such as Representative Pressley talk about black voices, they arent speaking to the black community; theyre appealing directly to their white liberal base.
Pressley and her close comrade, self-identified socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are among the highest-profile beneficiaries of the leftward shift among white liberals. Though Pressley and AOCs primary election wins against long-serving Democrats are often attributed to demographic change, the two succeeded in large part thanks to their appeal to affluent white liberals.
Pressley, who claims to speak with a true black voice, represents a district in Boston in which the majority of voters are white. AOC, who now vocally opposes gentrification, beat high-ranking Democrat Rep. Michael Crowley in the gentrified neighborhoods of Queens, New York, but was crushed in the poorer Hispanic neighborhoods of her native Bronx.
President Trumps actions, though, demonstrate that he has been actively listening to minority voices. The president regularly confers with black leaders and works with them to solve the challenges facing their communities. A consummate deal maker, President Trump requires no preconditions and does not demand ideological fealty. Hes always looking for new opportunities to advance the interests of American citizens, regardless of their skin color.
CNN contributor and former Obama administration Green Jobs Czar Van Jones bears witness to this fact. Willing to put ideological differences aside, Jones came to the White House to help craft the FIRST STEP Act, a landmark bipartisan legislative victory that begins the process of rectifying the long-standing overcriminalization of minority communities. Naturally, liberal activists criticized Jones for working with the Trump administration, calling him a sell-out on Twitter.
In their view, Jones was a black face who was not speaking with a black voice. In reality, though, Van Jones is proof that true black voices have a duty to work with President Trump when doing so will benefit the community they claim to serve.
Instead of parroting white liberal talking points, minority leaders should instead think deeply about the most effective ways to pursue the interests of their constituents. If they do, theyll come to the conclusion that working with President Trump to Make America Great is the most effective solution for every community in America.
I have a dream. That one day people will be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
China has to be laughing at us. We spend our time on identity politics while they smartly move ahead of us in sector after sector.
I would think black people would be getting tired of the way the democrats are mocking and characterizing them.
There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well. If the patient gets well, an entire industry of victimhood will get cancer and die. This would be the best thing for the black community. Until blacks throw off the shroud of victimhood, they will be at the mercy of ‘doctors’ who treat a cancer that does not exist but that they are paying for.
~ Booker T. Washington
4 idiots who would be in a padded cell if they weren’t female and black/brown.
Hey Kaslin. Did you purposely leave out these two paragraphs that were in the middle of the article?
Submission to white liberals has actually harmed communities of color, as leaders who claim to have our best interests in mind have placed a moratorium on interacting with President Trump. I have experienced this first hand, facing a litany of smears and insults since I first started working for the Trump campaign.
Not real thrilled with this statement and surprosed it came from Katrina Pierson.
“”” Minority communities dont need puppets in Congress controlled by elitist white liberals to represent us; we need representatives willing to increase our access to economic opportunities. “””
Like affirmative action wasn’t/isn’t enough?
“I have a dream. That one day people will be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.”
In today’s crazy world, that is seen as racist. Now the Democrats have a long list of what race and ethnic group you can belong to, and it turns out that the only way to be an “authentic” whatever is to be a Marxist.
If they cared about black people’s voices then maybe they w/o u or stop importing workers that will take their place in the pecking order. How long till there are that many immigrants that the voice or black people will of little consequence? Their vote is mostly taken for granted now
Rag-head Omar made several moves upon landing on our precious American soil:
<><> She became a citizen AND an eternal victim.
<><> She joined the Democrat party,
<><> She learned to speak the language of oppression.
She thoroughly understands our system (which she holds in complete contempt).
She was coached, colluding with the Muslim umlauts to whom she is in obeisance
(all of them lying in wait to make us submit to Sharia law).
According to her Washington Post profile, Omar wasted no time....
she felt betrayal immediately upon setting foot in America.
She knows our system well----and is adept at the identity politics game.
She is not using it not for the intended purposes but for her sub rosa nefarious purposes.
Thank you for posting that.
Racist. How dare you fail to recognize the color of the skin?
I’m not going to cut and run, but lately I have been thinking that it would be nice if I was fluent in Hungarian.
This thread suffers from lack of a photo of Katrina.
Everyone knows that line but the libs have no idea what it means........can’t fix stupid
Wow, never read that B T Washington quote before. The Repu
blicans and Pres Trump should use that in TV commercials. It would be powerful.
I have a stupid lib brother and nephew. Mentioned that Margaret Singer wanted to eliminate inferior people, like blacks. Mentioned that there are more abortions than live births in NYC among blacks. They called me a racist.
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