I Don’t Care Who Says It, It’s Wrong
For every white “free thought” defender of Kanye West’s recent full embrace of Donald Trump, you’ll also find about the same number who will attack members of the black community for choosing to vote Democrat by calling us “sheep”, the “herd” and “slaves on a plantation”. Even black millenials whom have been bamboozled by Russian bots posing as black activists or those who just wish to align themselves with the values of their fellow white millenials have joined the fray, which they have every right to do as long as they recognize they’ll never be able to partake of their counterparts’ white privilege.
The reality of it is, not all black people are living on a wing and prayer. Some of are smart enough not to lay on the beach of life waiting for a hero or savior. We know your hero is staring back at you in the mirror everyday. Many of us make decent choices and live well as a result. Believe it or not, we also have the intellect to research and vote the issues, which is ultimately why we are Democrats or tend to vote this way.
If you truy respect black free thinkers, then respect each one of us, regardless of our political persuasion or whether we embrace Trump or not. Choosing to only embrace black people who think the way you want them to or because they make you feel less deplorable is simply about your comfort and need to control.
Lastly, if you wouldn’t use the term “concentration camp” to attack the voting choices of Jewish Americans don’t utilize the phrase “Democratic plantation” to describe black people who vote Democrat. It’s racist, ignorant and insensitive to the atrocities my black ancestors suffered during slavery. Black slaves had no choices. Black slaves couldn’t vote.
Don’t diminish me because my political persuasion doesn’t suit your taste. Most importantly, don’t diminish my people who made the ultimate sacrfice so I can still exist today.