Let me start off by saying, I’m not brainwashed. I don’t vote Democrat on the sole basis that I’m a Democrat. I don’t vote for Obama just because he is Black and a Democrat. Herman Cain is completely out of touch with his Black constituents. These are three quick reasons holding Herman Cain from one-third of the Black vote. For someone that doesn’t like to use race as a crutch or any factor in his campaign, he sure brings it up a lot.
1. We’re brainwashed. No really. According to Herman Cain, we are. He’s saying two-thirds of the African American community can’t think for themselves. Degrading his own community is counter-productive and insulting. Whether you agree with this notion or not, there are 40 million ways to be Black. In this case, don’t group us and underestimate our political decisions and involvements based on empty rhetoric.
2. Racism doesn’t hold us back anymore. Cain, said, “I don’t believe racism…holds anybody back in a big way today”. He, also, said, “I have achieved all of my American dreams and then some because of the great nation United States of America. What’s there to be angry about?” This man is notorious for using his own experiences to dictate every other African American experience within our community. He negates the historical disenfranchisement that African Americans experience on a day-to-day basis.
3. Cain’s inactivity during the Black struggle. In his book, he said, “The Civil Rights movement was a few years in front of me. I was too young to participate when they first started the Freedom Rides and the sit-ins.” Cain he didn’t have the freedom to participate because he was in high school. He, then, went on to say that if he was in college, he would have actively participated. However, Cain attended Morehouse from 1963 to 1967. Bloody Sunday occurred in 1965 and forced the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. If elected his inactivity in the Black community will be highlighted just like it was during his tenure at Morehouse.
He says he can get 1/3 of the Black vote because we identify with his politics. He blames our current moment (unemployment rates, poverty, etc) on the Obama administration. It isn’t solely his fault. Bush. Reagan, and Clinton had more of a negative impact on our economy than Obama.
Hence, he won’t get 1/3 of the Black vote. He’s brainwashed.