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12 March 2013

Black Voters are Doing a Piss-poor Job Picking Leaders at the Ballot Box

In a meeting with the NAACP and other civil rights organizations, Monday, Governor Deal reputedly told the groups, "Find some good black people to run for office."

In response, National Action Network member Marcus Coleman said, "Here's a message to the governor: 'You don't dictate who is good and who is bad, as far as who we choose for our leaders'"

Fair enough. But black voters are doing a piss-poor job when choosing leaders at the ballot box. As someone said anonymously, there is a "disturbing tendency of black electorates to not elect the smartest and brightest, or even the cleverest."

Excuse my french, but look at all these sorry ass black leaders supported overwhelmingly by black voters:

  • Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is in jail.
  • Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is in jail.
  • Former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell did time in jail.
  • The Sheriff of Clayton County, Victor Hill, is under felony indictment on multiple charges.
  • The former Sheriff of Fulton County, Jackie Barrett, was removed from office in 2004 after a lengthy federal investigation.
  • The CEO of DeKalb County, Burrell Ellis, is under investigation for corruption.
  • In 2008, the majority-black Clayton County School Board became the first school board to lose its school system's accreditation in forty years.

For all the talk I've ever heard from black folks claiming whitey is keeping them down, the fact of the matter is that black politicians do a far better job keeping their foot on the necks of blacks than mighty whitey ever did.

Disagree with a black elected official backed by the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Certain Politicians, and you're a sell-out. You're a blood traitor to the black race for supporting any white politician over a black one. You're not "black enough" if you don't adopt their talking points as your own. That's how the NAACP, a great organization once upon a time, keeps black folks in line. Fear. Fear of being ostracized and cast out for daring to have a mind of your own.

Well, I've had enough of that. I'm done. The NAACP and the National Action Network have both lost their claim to being leaders of the black community. If these civil rights organizations want to reclaim that right, do as the Governor said. Find some good black people to run for office, not these crooks who've held office before or hold office now.