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Congressional Black Caucus Keeping The Black Community Poor.

November 3, 2017 by  
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( America’s urban communities need a reformation. So why do they keep electing Democrats whose progressive policies hold them hostage on the plantation of liberal ideology?

Every week a prominent Democrat is in the news labeling their opposition as racist as if it is some sort of sport. Do you support school choice that helps struggling black parents end generational poverty? Racist. Call out black crime rates that disproportionately claim black victims? Racist. Criticize the welfare state that keeps black people hooked on government handouts? Racist. Are you a Republican? Automatic racist. And if you’re a black conservative like I am, it’s even worse.

No substantive conversation can take place in this environment. Liberal politicians that engage in identity politics have diluted what it actually means to call out racism. Democrats refuse to admit just how harmful their own policies are to black and other urban communities.

And oftentimes, the Congressional Black Caucus is a leading player in this putrid game. The CBC has been appointed gatekeepers by the liberal white establishment to keep blacks tethered to the plantation of liberal ideology and to go after anyone who dare escape.

Education is the vehicle to upward mobility for black people trapped in dysfunctional urban centers with high poverty rates, high infant mortality, high unemployment, and high crime involvement that results in high incarceration rates. After all, an educated black student is less likely to be involved in gangs and criminal activity. That’s something you’d never hear a liberal CBC member admit, but having spent my life serving the black community as a career law enforcement official, I have had a front row seat from which to view this urban decay.

By standing in the way of the implementation of life improving-policies like school choice, they ignore the underlying conditions that fuel black crime, chronic unemployment, welfare dependence, and absent fathers. Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus have failed their own communities, choosing political expediency instead.

School vouchers and charter schools are a critical initiative in improving urban education systems. It’s a winning policy. School choice has had a positive impact on student performance, which translates to educational and professional success. By allowing schools to compete for students, teachers and curriculum improve, parents are empowered, and students are given a chance to succeed. It helps break the cycle of poverty and get people off of welfare. With a proven record of success, school choice is exactly what black communities need. Sadly this isn’t even a part of the CBC platform.

There’s a reason why Democratic politicians are against it: they recoil at the thought of empowering parents or anybody else. Empowered individuals do not need big government or its supporters.

How do these politicians ignore the role of their bad policies in these deteriorating communities? With the help of an accomplice – the liberal media – they can hide the dirty little secret of failed urban policies.

With school choice advocates President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on board, now is the time to ensure better education for black communities. Unfortunately, the CBC and Democrats continue to push back against such reforms. In fact, they’ve manipulated the issue by labeling school choice advocates as racist. But the question remains: by preventing school choice – a policy that directly benefits black communities – are Democrats and liberal members of the Congressional Black Caucus really trying to help black communities?

Unfortunately, this isn’t the only policy they’re wrong on.

Every time one of our nation’s cities gets ransacked by riots, the CBC sides with radical groups and calls for greater restrictions on law enforcement. These politicians have no idea how dangerous their actions are to our communities. Or do they? They fail – yet again – to address the underlying issues: education, stable family structure with involved dads, and encouraging the adoption of a more mainstream lifestyle.

Be it in Ferguson, Baltimore, or Berkeley, liberal politicians respond to violent protests by standing with insidious groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa. The FBI now considers them domestic terrorist groups. These are groups that, by definition, use force and the threat of force to achieve their radical political agenda. Enabling these cop haters and standing by their side does not strengthen the black community, it perpetuates racial tension and ignores the reality that Democratic policies have destroyed American urban communities. It is the “nothing-to-see here and move along” strategy.

By standing with such groups, Democrats and the CBC are telling them that it’s OK to continue making questionable lifestyle choices like dropping out of school, having multiple kids with different parents, drug and alcohol abuse, and gang involvement. These flawed lifestyle choices prove catastrophic.

The congressional districts in which these protests occur are represented by liberal Democrats, as is the case with Rep. Elijah Cummings and Maxine Waters. As members of the Democratic Party and the CBC, Cummings and Waters join many of their fellow liberals in combating school choice initiatives and propping up the welfare state.

But when issues of urban violence, education, and economic opportunity arise, you don’t find these politicians debating actual policies that solve these problems. You find them manipulating the issue and labeling Republicans who offer remedies as racist. There is no accountability, and unfortunately, these politicians use the black community to hold on to political power and nothing else.

Come election time, the black community needs to send a message to the CBC that they won’t be exploited any longer. President Trump successfully appealed to black voters in the 2016 election, with an increased number of black Americans voting for him while others helped him win by staying home. Hopefully that pattern continues in the 2018 midterms.

Written by Sheriff David Clarke

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2 Responses to “Congressional Black Caucus Keeping The Black Community Poor.”
  1. ampdefy says:

    You Know its interesting to here a guy like david clarke talk about relationships with Cbc and a Known racist policing system in this Country and Hailing an incompetent president like trump to do do anything for the black community, while the democratic party have their flaws should black america depend on republicans to do anything for them??? I think not but we have a whole lot of house negroes fall in line not to disturb the status quo but dont get caught in a suspect neighborhood without a decorated uniform talking to cocky to racist cops i dont think the sentiment would be the same and because black lives matter stand up to your comrades you call them mongrels the nerve and a brotha like campernick he’s making folks feel uncomfortable you have a problem with that it just goes to show you…its amazing the bullcrap some folks are will to go along with to catch a check a feel accepted…do you because we dont need you to do anything for US…And Mr Davis as Joe Madison would say what are you going to do besides talk smack on a Blog

  2. James Davis says:

    We Must Demand More From Black Leaders!

    Look, to some extent Sheriff David Clark is correct and African Americans across this country must start being more objective and stop supporting incompetence. The last great advancements of our race occurred in 1960’s and 1970’s. This push helped in the development of the Congressional Black Caucus. The next major advancement which almost every black in this country wants to see is economic advnacement; the ownership of major and minor businesses which will lead to the employment of African Americans. The CBC has failed miserly in this objective although they have had approximately 50 years to come up with a plan of action to achieve this endeavor. It appears to me that they have done almost nothing to build upon the political accomplishements 1960’s and 1970’s. Our problem, as a race of people, with historically high unemployment is not our lack of energy to resolve our problems. It is a lack of leadership. Today, in comparison to the sixties and the seventies, we purportedly have 200 times the number of so-called black political office holders who are purported to be “leaders.” Yet, those Black leaders of the sixties and seventies, though small in number, were more productive than “our leaders” of today in helping to get legislation through Congress, which positively affected the lives of Black people. There was, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which gave the federal government the power to desegregate schools and public accommodations such as hotels and restaurants, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which helped to eliminate road blocks to voting, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Equal Employment Act of 1972, which corrected defects in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the area of employment.

    Right now we are in a market place that is being ruled by wealthy people like Mr. Trump, the Koch brothers, businesses and corporations. Let’s face it, African Americans are getting the short end of the stick. To understand how to fight back is going to actually require us coalescing around a long term detailed economic plan. The CBC should be out front advocating that detailed economic plan and they are not.

    Here is a specific plan I sent to the National Football League regarding the anthem controversey.…/the-anthem-a-great…/

    Where is the CBC in regard to this controversy. Why were they not able to make a recommendation to the NFL to help in the resolution of this problem. Certainly my approach is not the only such solution. So Clark has a point, we need more detailed solutions to our economic problems, not the one liner statements shown above!

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