Reported by April Taylor
Writer Exposes Congressional Black Caucus as Corporate Slaves
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.