Hat Tip to Shay Riley (AKA Skinny) over at Booker Rising for this one. Although she doesn’t normally populate her blog with the musings of folks you might call critical thinkers (they are conservatives – so the bar isn’t very high)…
There is a small, growing cadre of younger black conservatives, who unlike the Sowells, and Williams et al of a previous generation and of talking head fame, have no interest in being a Lawn Jockey – and have a deep belief set, including that their value system would bring significant benefit to lower income minority communities. I point these guys out when I see them, because – unlike the Jockey Suited Set who get all the press on the conservative side…
These guys may form the basis for some constructive engagement in actually creating solutions.
This one was written by Aaron Laramore out of Indianapolis.
A recent example of where the “Plantation racism sthick” leads to is this:
Sixty-five billboards were quickly erected in predominantly African American neighborhoods in Atlanta on February 5, 2010. Each showed a sorrowful picture of a black male child proclaiming, “Black Children are an Endangered Species.”
Georgia Right to Life and the newly-formed Radiance Foundation spent $20,000 to sponsor the billboards that included the address of a previously unknown anti-abortion website.
This was the opening salvo in a campaign to pass new state legislation attempting to criminalize abortions provided to women of color allegedly because of the “race or sex” of the fetus. Doctors would have been subjected to criminal sanctions and civil lawsuits. Central to the argument of our opponents was the false claim that most, if not all, abortions are coerced.
At Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, where one of the billboards was only a few blocks away, we knew that this race- and gender-baiting campaign would have national implications, driving a racial wedge in the pro-choice movement and a gender wedge in communities of color. The legislation would also trigger a challenge to Roe v. Wade…
“Black folks are too stupid to be trusted with voting…Or their rights.”
Let’s file this one under “Domestic Terrorism”.