Merry Christmas: Push for Positive Change

Cedric Muhammad’s article about Black America and Donald Trump is a must read. Muhammad states that Trump’s victory will likely neither improve nor worsen the condition of blacks. This is because neither party, under pressure from the perverse short-term incentives of the election cycle, is incentivized to address the issue of race for a period long enough or in a way sufficient to end stasis. Republicans will pursue measures perceived as anti-black, but only up to a point (before white moderates and independents become turned off). Democrats will seek policies viewed as pro-black for only so long (before “Reagan” and “Blue Dog” Democrats begin to lean Republican).

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What are Black Americans to do?

W. C. Fields’ quote is a universal call for self and community uplift. Despite all the negative social turmoil of today, Jay Harold believes that the underlying premise of the black community hasn’t changed much in 35 years. African-Americans have always helped each other and pushed for change. Social and political change is necessary, but there’s another side that some people neglect to mention.Merry Christmas: Push for Positive Change

Let’s look at the social and political aspect from a Malcolm X quote: “I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don’t believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn’t want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn’t know how to return the treatment.”

Merry Christmas!

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