Saturday, January 20, 2007

Early Celebration of
Black History Month

Frances Rice, chairman of the National Black Republican Association, writes in Human Events:

"It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism."

I had never thought about it before. I hadn't paid any attention to politics before the JFK/Nixon election in 1960.

It makes me wonder why America's Black population overwhelmingly supports the Democrat Party today. Perhaps it is because judging by the content of one's character rather than skin color didn't catch on the way Dr. King had hoped.

1 comment:

Jay P said...

Apparently Kweezy Infume', the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton didn't get Mr. Rice's memo. If these three didn't play the race card every time they opened their mouths, they would be destined for irrelavance.

Society should view these three for what they are...they are just what they're supposedly opposed to. Hypocrites.