By BARBARA HOWARD
A few weeks ago, someone sent me a piece by vlogger Candace Owens in which she says “The Left uses ‘racism’ to control black voters.”
She was right on. Ironically, a few days later, the left and the mainstream media went wild calling President Trump a racist because he supposedly called Haiti and some African countries “S**t hole” countries.
Funny how for the past six decades, Democrats have called Republicans racists so black folk would remain loyal to them and stay on the Democratic Plantation. They can’t keep us “in chains” anymore, but they have “chained our minds.”
It was bad enough with Bush 41 and Bush 43, but it is worse with Trump – “POTUS 45”. He used the term “Son-of-a-B***h” when talking about the football players who were refusing to honor the flag and stand for the National Anthem and the Left accused him of racism and talking about their mothers. Everybody knows that “Son-of-a-B***h” is a term used by white men while “mother f**ker” is a term used by black men. And neither term has anything to do with race.
But while black folk are being blinded by “FAKE” determinations of racism, Democrats are replacing them with illegal aliens (or immigrants, mostly Hispanic) that President Obama flooded the Southwest with through his Executive Order in June, 2012, creating DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
Mind you, most constitutionalists agree that Obama’s action in creating DACA was illegal and unconstitutional. He used an illegal act to help illegals. How about that! These illegals, otherwise known as “Dreamers” from the Senate Bill, The Dream Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act), have become the liberals’ new “Negroes.”
You see, liberals used to only use us Black Folks to beat up on Republicans while calling them racists. Now it’s the illegal immigrants, particularly the “Dreamers”, who are being used to beat up on Republicans.
Democrats in the Senate, led by Senator Chuck Schumer, even temporarily shut down the government over DACA. They chose to demand benefits for illegals over American-born citizens. The sad part about it is that black folk who have been misused by liberals for decades have bought into the idea that Republicans are racists if they don’t put illegals over citizens.
The NAACP has even included DACA in their list of people they protect. Their priorities have changed. They are not fighting for racism against African-Americans, but they are now fighting for approximately 11 million Mexicans, South Americans and Asians.
In September, 2017, the NAACP and DACA participants sued President Trump in California and in the District of Columbia (D.C.) because he intended to terminate the DACA program. They sued him based on his socalled “bias against Latinos.”
While the NAACP is fighting for Latinos, black folk are losing jobs to these same Latinos. Most of these low-skilled jobs that would normally be available to black folk who are high school dropouts are now going to these Latinos who have come here illegally and who have little or no skills.
Many have forgotten the scenes of children riding on top of trains throughout Mexico, but DACA include participants, ages up to 31. Most of the DACA participants come from Mexico (78 percent), but others come from 14 different countries, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, Peru, South Korea, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Philippines, Jamaica, India, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela.
DACA however does not include those from the Muslim countries included in Trump’s list of Middle Eastern immigrants nor the 320,000 immigrants in the TPS program, including 59,000 Haitians who came here after the 2010 earthquake ravaged their country. The Pew Research Center estimates there are approximately 11 million illegal aliens living in the U.S., with about 8 million in the workforce.
Compare that with black unemployment – estimated at around 10 percent meaning there are around two million unemployed. Look at crime. The FBI Crime Statistics show there were 1.2 million violent crimes committed in 2016 with almost 96,000 rapes.
Many crimes are committed by illegals, particularly Mexican drug cartels and MS-13, but liberals, primarily Chuck Schumer with Republican Lindsey Graham keep trying to ram through amnesty. They ignore the desires of the American people who want to secure our borders.
African-Americans, who are supporting amnesty for DACA, ought to look at their own communities and see how the Democrats in Congress, including the Congressional Black Caucus, have ignored them. You might want to rethink your position on immigration.