For Black people to emerge from an enslaved past and years of oppression under Jim Crow laws, many Black people can be the most intolerant people you will encounter. If a Black person mentions he or she is a Republican, many Black people will begin to attack the person. They will call him or her names like “traitor,” “Uncle Tom,” “sell out,” and etc. If a Black person says he or she does not support President Obama, then many Black people will call the person the aforementioned names. You can lose all credibility in the eyes of many Blacks when you don’t support President Obama and the Democratic Party.
It’s almost like many Black people require that you be a Democrat. If you elect to be a Republican, then many Blacks are going to marginalize and demonize you. One of the many criticisms of you they will have is “you don’t know your history.” They will contend if you knew your history, then you would not even consider being a Republican.
When did it become a requirement for all Black people to be Democrats? Did I miss the memo?
Our ancestors fought and died for us all to have the freedom to make our own decisions. Many Black Democrats want to mentally enslave their fellow Black brothers and sisters by forcing them to be Democrats and to support President Obama. I guess many Black people don’t understand that Black people are not monolithic in their thinking, including in their political thought.
All Negroes don’t think alike!
Within the Black community is a sea of diversity, including intellectual diversity. The intellectual diversity within the Black community leads a small, yet significant percentage of Black people to not have a desire to be members of the Democratic Party and to lack a desire to support President Obama.
Are you able to fathom the thought that there are genuine and good Black people who have significant political differences with President Obama? Is it too much to ask to respect a Black person who does not agree with you politically?
Many Blacks are not pleased with the performance of President Obama and do not plan to vote for him, although the overwhelming majority of Black people support him and intend to vote for him. You should not, however, call people disparaging names simply because they do not intend to vote the way you vote and they don’t support who you support. You should not question their integrity simply because they don’t support him and say that they will vote for Governor Mitt Romney.
Up 4 Discussion…
1) Have you and/or do you call Black Republicans unfair names?
2) Who do you plan to vote for in the 2012 Presidential Election?
3) Why do you plan to vote for this person?
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