Black People Politics : Why Are Black Politicians so silent on issues that affect black folks

Discussion in 'Black People Politics' started by dunwiddat, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. dunwiddat

    dunwiddat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have often wondered why is that the black Members of the USA House of Representatives or whatever their parliament is called can sit silently and see the issues that affect black people and just keep silent.

    • The man who was choked hold in NY
    • Travon Martin
    • High incidence of black incarceration and the list can go on for ever
    Don't these people identify with their black brothers and sisters. Each time I see something that has or is affecting black folks, I have to ask, do these black representatives have a conscience...why are they so disinterested. Not a word, as if their lips are zipped shut. Black folks in the USA really have it tough... Who do these black representatives...represent:thinking::( They can't do everything..BUT at least they can make their voice heard.
     
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    I think you've answered your own question.
     
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    They may have had a cause initially and then the reality of the system hit them straight in the face and they are either scared of the reality realized or comfortable off of the temptations presented. Some do what they can within the system to try and make a difference and do some good but...

    ...this system is a mutha ain't it?
     
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    maybe some of them oughta have this quote framed on there desks....

    ""“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”"
     
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    Words of wisdom... :toast:
     
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    Contrary to popular belief, Black politicians have not been silent on the issues affecting Black people. The Thread below is dedicated to your topic and has been running for some years now. Its packed full of information concerning the actions of Black politicians:


    Politics From The Black Perspective
    Discussion in 'Black People Politics' started by Clyde C Coger Jr, Apr 27, 2011


     
  7. Kadijah

    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    First off, it's "Congress" not parliament. ;)

    Secondly, what do you want them to say? "Y'all a buncha ole meanies?!"

    Thirdly, we have it tough, but not so bad as other blacks in the diaspora clamoring for green cards to join us. :)
     
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    As one who has seen negro politicians throw their black constituents under the bus in an attempt to appease their white constituents, I say they fear white power more than they fear anything else and they really don't give a **** about black people.
     
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