BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
A black man from Dallas, Texas, who represents the Black Men for Bernie organization, ventured up to Detroit, Michigan to speak with voters, who were predominantly African-American, economically disenfranchised and democrats.
Most of the people he spoke to were planning on voting for Hillary Clinton, even though they knew almost nothing about her politics or that the Clintons past policies went against the interests of the African-American community.
Like her “Super Predator theory ” speech she used to advocate for harsher laws on crime that disproportionately effected black people.
Locking blacks up in for profit prisons for mostly nonviolent drug offenses, that most white people would get a slap on the wrist for or be given court ordered rehab.
Neither did they know about the
Clintons welfare reform policy, their mass incarceration bills or the Trade deal Bill Clinton did with China or his NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) bill, that took away many of the manufacturing jobs in Detroit and brought them to China and Mexico.
Transforming Detroit from one of the most successful predominantly African-American cities, to one of the poorest in the nation.
He educated them on Bernie Sanders’ history of risking his life and going to jail to fight for civil rights alongside many civil rights freedom fighters, including Martin Luther King Jr.
And his current fight for social justice, which includes police brutality and systematic racism.
He informed them on Bernie Sanders battles with Washington’s political elites to get tax funded healthcare and college education for all tax paying Americans, two things most poor and economically disenfranchised blacks can’t afford.
To no one’s surprised, most people changed their vote from Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders.
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BY:LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
As much as the white christian right community, might try to pretend that President Barack Obama’s comments at the National prayer Breakfast a couple weeks ago were offensive, when he stated: ” In our country , slavery and Jim crow all to often was justified in the name of Christ”.
Not only were President Obama’s statements not offensive, they were accurate and damn near an under statement.
What he should of said, is evil things are being done in the name of Islam, the same way evil things have been done in the name of Christ, for example:
1. The Crusades
3.Genocide of Native Americans
4. Jim Crow
combined killed tens of milions of people in the name of Christ.
Don’t get me wrong, what terrorist groups like ISIS are doing, is evil and they must be stopped, but before we are so quick to blame it all on Islamic terrorism, maybe we the people should take a look in the mirror and think how American imperialism is making us enemies throughout the world. I.S.I.S did not even exist until the united States unlawfully attacked Iraq, despite not being sanctioned by the United Nations and the international community. Since the beginning of the war, hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis have died as collateral damage and many of the Sunnis who held government positions were disenfranchised by the U.S and it’s puppet regime.
So yes, we must stop Islamic extremism, as soon as we stop American and western Imperialism, or the cycle of violence will never end.
Noam Chomsky (2014) “Ronald Reagan Was An Extreme…: http://youtu.be/JE_Zr49x6jY