Back when the Trayvon Martin case was the outrage du jour, the media, most notably CNN and the New York Times, saw fit to identify his shooter, George Zimmerman, as a “white Hispanic”. Was this to brand Zimmerman as some sort second rate, inferior type of Latino? Was it to lump him in with what Dr. Leonard Jeffries would call the “ice people” who are "pathological," "dirty," "dastardly, devilish folks"?
Who’s to say?
However in the spirit of fairness and consistency, let the record show that not only is St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch who handled the Michael Brown investigation a Democrat, he is, like George Zimmerman, a White Democrat.
People of color, fear the White Democrats. I do.
White Democrats were the party of slavery.
Following slavery, White Democrats were the party of the Klan, lynchings and Jim Crow.
White Democrats resisted the Civil Rights Bill and old LBJ had to call on Republicans to get it passed.
White Democrats were the patrons of Organized Labor, who systematically excluded African Americans from high paying jobs for generations.
White Democrats illegally interred thousands of loyal, innocent and law abiding Japanese American during the Second World War.
Contemporary White Democrats like to say that they have put their raciest past behind them. Really?
Non-White Democrat Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal begs to differ:
"I have to tell you that there has been systematic racism, institutionally in state government for decades, including my own state party. So what we are looking at right now is a symptom of racism that has been swept under the rug for decades. And I am so glad now that the truth is out, and I'm very grateful to your network for telling the truth in reporting the truth of what's going to go down in the coming days."
"As it was said earlier today, and because of the systematic racism that we have in our state government, and our state party, and we do not bring the truth to bear, then we will not recover from what we are going on.
Bill Clinton, deliberately picked a fight with rap artist Sistah Souljah. In doing so, Clinton embarrassed Jesse Jackson at his own Rainbow Coalition convention in 1992. Clinton calculated, cynically and correctly that Black voters, including Jackson himself, would get over it and fall in line with whomever the Democrats nominated.
To enhance her street cred among minorities and garner special consideration from schools and employers, White Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren falsely asserted that she was of Native American ancestry for years.
VP & WD Joe Biden: Explaining why schools in Iowa are performing better than those in Washington, D.C., Biden told the Washington Post, “There’s less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you’re dealing with.” What’s up with that? What’s that supposed to mean?
Modern WDs, Chris Matthews gushed over then candidate Barack Obama as he came off as damn near White in his speech and mannerisms.
Matthews: “You know I was trying to think about who he was tonight and it's interesting... he is post-racial by all appearances. You know I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.”
Reid: a "light skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one"
Frederick Douglass was asked what America should do for its former slaves. He answer was to do nothing but set them free. Any additional meddling would only cause them more misery.
What shall be done with the four million slaves if they are emancipated? ... What shall be done with them? Our answer is, do nothing with them; mind your business, and let them mind theirs. You’re doing with them is their greatest misfortune. They have been undone by your doings, and all they now ask, and really have need of at your hands, is just to let them alone. They suffer by every interference, and succeed best by being let alone.
White Democrats ignored Douglass’ advice. In doing so they have created a patronage class that is beholden to them and dependent upon the state “benevolence” for food, shelter, healthcare, protection, education, etc., etc., etc.
One White Democrat, Daniel Patrick Moynihan broke ranks with his clan, pointing out how state paternalism was destroying Black families, thereby condemning generations to come to lives of fatherlessness, poverty, criminality and despair. He prophesied that it was a cancer that would only grow worse and more debilitating over time. He was correct, and for speaking the truth he was pilloried by his peers.
Earlier this year, Wall Street Journal reporter and African American, Jason Riley, called upon America to heed Douglass’ wisdom and to correct that errors that Moynihan saw. In his new book, Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder For Blacks To Succeed, Riley methodically dissects the welfare, exposing how it destroys Black self-determination and poisons the culture.
Be it well-meaning but misguided help or a cruel plot to breed dependency, African Americans need to free themselves from the economic and political patrimony of White Democrats. This is not a call to vote Republican, not at all. It is a call to opt for the freedom, liberty and independence that Frederick Douglass demanded over a century and a half ago.
Liberty and reason know no race. They are the essential condition for lasting peace and prosperity.