quote:Originally posted by EbonyRose:
"Black people used to be Republicans." Can somebody tell me what the heyll that has to do with anything anymore? And why do Republicans try to use that as some kind of rationale?? And as a rationale of WHAT exactly?
I mean, things used to be a lot of things that they aren't now ... Just because in the past we did things one way doesn't mean we need to go back that way or that it's the same as it was. Black people used to be enslaved!! Are we supposed to wish for the return of that, too?? We used to risk death to learn to read and write ... should we say we don't need Affirmative Action in the education system because we used to couldn't get an eduation??
So the hell what if the political party that had the platform that was less detrimental to Black people used to be called the Republican party?? It dang sure isn't called that today! So, we should vote Republican because 150 years ago a Republican Congress passed "pro-black civil rights laws" ... but in this last session the current Congress has cut the funding of every social program every created to help Black people, and this president, himself, as well as the Republican-led Congress petitioned the Supreme Court against allowing extra consideration being given to Black students seeking to enroll in college??
Girl, I feel you...my sentiments exactly! It is true that the Republicans in the past were a bit more pro-Black but it seems the modern-day Republicans have largely shifted from that stance. The modern day Republicans just seem to have great skills at manipulating history and facts to suit their purposes!