Bruce Dixon of Black Agenda Report points out the ocrruption of the Congressional Black Caucus. www.kulturekritic.com
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Writer Exposes Congressional Black Caucus as Corporate Slaves

Bruce Dixon of Black Agenda Report points out the ocrruption of the Congressional Black Caucus. www.kulturekritic.com

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Reported by April Taylor

While many black politicians may start out with good intentions, the politicians who choose to speak up for the poor and oppressed do not attract the needed campaign contributions from big business.  Corporations do not give huge contributions to those that have too strong of a moral compass to be bought off.

The “sanitized celebrations,” as Dixon calls them, of black freedom and political advancement continues to give black politicians a sense of moral legitimacy that causes their actions of supporting corporations over the American people to not be questioned.  These celebrations are simply a tool used to brand the Congressional Black Caucus as something it is not.  As Dixon points out, “Branding is a marketing strategy intended to evoke a given response in a target audience, summoning real or imagined memories, tastes, feelings or desires in order to get a response from the target audience which could not be obtained by appeals to fact or logic.”

As this cycle of branding and being bought off continues to cause black politicians to devolve into nothing more than a hollowed out facade of leadership, one wonders if it is possible to return to what we have come to know black politics as or if the time of demanding social justice for all has been brought to an end by the financial greed that seems to undermine all modern politics.

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2 comments

  1. This can only be reasoned asto why the African American community has been subjected to “fringe” right-wing state policies… As time moves along the entire civil rights movement will be undone., Not due to the fringes., but the lack of dedication to preserve those civil rights standard of citizenship by these representatives…. vote gerrymandering & stop-n-frisk says alot about representation as individuals rather a group… Not. immitgration, same sex marriages, universal health care diversions, distortion or distractions from the blueprint of civil rights legacy…

  2. The first course (lesson) that should be taught to Blacks is Politics 101!
    President Johnson explained it best “You got to go along to get along”!

    With 100 Senators and 500 plus members of congress, the only way any individual get any piece of his legislature passed is to gain the support of a majority of votes!

    How would you get the job done?

    Don’t be so critical until you have placed the shoes on your own feet!

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