Walter Williams’ column was exactly right about the reason for the plight of the black population. The Democrat Party has convinced blacks that Republicans are bigots, biased and prejudiced against any race other than Caucasian, which they are not. There are fewer minority GOP members only because the minority chooses to believe the negative remarks and false accusations leveled by Democrats.
The Jim Crow laws began in 1880 under President Andrew Johnson by the southern Democrats. The Ku Klux Klan was organized in 1866 by ex-confederate soldiers and southern Democrats in Pulaski, Tenn. Republicans did not organize or belong to these radical, extremist groups.
In the early 20th century the KKK targeted Jews, Catholics, blacks, organized labor and Republicans. In 1960 the KKK party surged after the Civil Rights Act was passed; facts the Democrats don’t want the black population to know.
According to congressional records, Republicans were responsible for coercing President Johnson into passing the Civil Rights Act. Johnson and Democrats in Congress opposed it several times, including Al Gore’s father in the Senate, who voted “no.”
The Democrats realized giving benefits was a way to keep the black population dependent upon the government and guarantee votes for the party. Instead of encouraging minorities to become educated and lauding those who become educated and successful, the Democrats deride successful blacks and refer to them as Uncle Toms and “not black enough.”
The use of the race card and vile orations of the Revs. Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton continue to keep black people angry and constantly reminded of their long-ago enslaved ancestors.
The policies set forth by this administration have destroyed many jobs and opportunities, mostly for minorities. The unemployment rate for blacks is over 22 percent, according to the Department of Labor Statistics, and is predicted to be 50 percent in a few short years. This administration does not have anyone’s best interests at heart, obviously not blacks.
The Democrats have created the “Great Deception.”
S. V. Cloke