Last week, the NAACP held its convention in Houston Texas and as in previous conventions, the focus is on racism in America and the continuing black struggle against white bigotry. Considering the fact that the Hyatt Regency and the Convention Center were used to hold the gathering, along with members staying at the Doubletree Inn and Marriott Hotels (as opposed to say....a Motel 6), you could say living it up at white owned luxury hotels is a funny way to fight racism and bigotry.
More to the point, you can make the case that racism and bigotry still exist in this country in spite of the magnificent gains in the black communty. Yet the last 40 or so years show monolithic support by blacks for the Democrat party and still today, instead of speaking of those magnificent gains and the wonderful life we all live in America, the unique opportunity of being an American citizen, the NAACP trashes American life, the Bush Administration, and still cries racism.
My questions to Democrats is....
(1) What must the Democrat party do to show black America it is not being taken for granted?
(2) Does the Democrat party have a role in increasing black representation in the congress?
(3) Do you feel the Democrat party should do more to have blacks on the national ticket, say a black president or vice president, or even a high cabinet position like Powell and Rice occupy?
(4) If you answer yes to #3, will this show the Democrat party's commitment to advancing the black community in return for said community's unwavering support?
I eagerly await your answers.