Joel Savage en Lifestyle, Communications and journalism, Social Media Freelance Journalist, writer and author • A MIXTURE OF PERIODICALS 8/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +600



Are blacks important when it comes to politics in America? Hillary Clinton, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z.

There was a time in America the black man can't vote, in the public transport he has to stand for the white to sit down, while he is deprived of many things because of his colour.

Racism was so strong that the Ku Klux Klan were happy to be recognized as a hate group. Hanging and the lynching of black people occurred repeatedly with impunity because the colour is considered inferior.

Like a movie, blacks are killed daily. In fact, it's easy to see the body of a black on the streets of America shot by the police than a white American, so I am now wondering why all of a sudden America politicians are now using the people they once rejected and ignored to solicit for votes?

African-Americans like native Africans had suffered a great deal. They didn't call for slavery but greed and cheap labour America and Europe wanted so much inspired them to invade Africa and captured Africans across the Atlantic to Europe and America as slaves.

Many believe that slavery still exists in many ways after the abolition but the question is: Does it also exist in politics? The recent images of Hillary Clinton with Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z  is another evidence of how black people are used by some politicians and then later the police assassin bullets turn on them.

Just imagine the nature of America's politics now. It's in a complete crisis that many don't even know what comes tomorrow. Hypocrisy, blackmailing, witch hunting and other criminal activities, are now what America's politics are made of. 

If 'Black Lives Matter' in America, it should have been the task of every American, including Hillary Clinton to show it but not Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi or Patrisse Cullors. Thus, in my opinion, Hillary Clinton depending on black celebrities for votes is pure hypocrisy and fake. There is no love behind this.

I live in Belgium. There is no statue of Adolf Hitler because he killed six million Jews but there is a statue of Leopold II because he killed over ten million Africans, including women and children. Many American politicians visit Brussels, none has told the Belgian government to demolish it.

Respect is not a commodity sold at the supermarket. So if Africans and African-Americans want to be respected they should begin to think and do everything as human beings. That will break free the psychological chain still holding many people.

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Phil Friedman 8/11/2016 · #5

Obviously, the U.S. does not have a clean history when it comes to its treatment of people of color. But progress or improvement in these matters has to be judged in context and on the basis of what is accepted or rejected on an institutional basis. In the mid-sixties, the U.S. finally turned its back on institutionalized discrimination against African Americans. That does not mean that de facto discrimination has been eliminated, or that there aren't serious problems in the way black people in the U.S. are treated by law enforcement. But @Randy Keho makes an important point. And we have to ask, is there another nation in the world with a white majority, where a black man has been elected to head of state?

Randy Keho 8/11/2016 · #4

"Are blacks important when it comes to politics in America?" Are you kidding?
Interesting. Not one mention of Barack Obama, of whom was twice elected with tremendous support of black and white Americans.
Let's get to work on that statue.

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Gerald Hecht 8/11/2016 · #3

Nobody wants to talk about the elephant in the room --the shameless use of pantsuits

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Brian McKenzie 8/11/2016 · #2

BLM is founded by Soros - it is all I need go know zbout who they endorse and wgat will happen to Amerika if she wins.

Pascal Derrien 8/11/2016 · #1

its true we have (imperial we) have double standards when it comes to inclusion ... :-(