Essay on The Politics Of The African American Community

1080 Words Nov 18th, 2016 5 Pages
The most recent Presidential election has proven that it has become increasingly difficult to separate African Americans in either the Democrat or Republican Party. With the raging push for an expansion of LGBTQ rights, the redefinition of marriage so that it’s not just between men and women, and the increase in funding to abortion programs, the African American community has been forced to re-think its commitment to the Democrats. We don’t want that stuff! Yes. We want equal rights for all races and genders, funding for the disadvantaged population, and closing the income gap between the 1% and the rest of us, but we have to question whether we can just abandon our religion and our beliefs to achieve this task. So, we’ve arrived at the critical point where many people in the African-American community that were once die-hard Democrats are now creating a pseudo-Republican party that is far more diverse and inclusive than the authentic Republican party, yet it’s far more spiritually grounded than the Democrats have become. Of course, because of color, we still have to identify ourselves as Democrats so as not to disillusion the greater Republican Party into believing that we think for even a second that they could genuinely accept us as human beings with rights that are equal to theirs. Wouldn’t it have been great to know that this NEW party was developing before the 2016 election season began? But no one was paying attention.
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