Black Americans are in an abusive relationship with the Democratic party | Derecka Purnell

Source: The Guardian - View Original Article
Published: May 24, 2020
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91% Conservative


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Policies:

Social Security Privatization
Death Penalty
Marijuana Legalization

Sentiments

99% "Will black wealth increase?""
94% "Social security is an important program for black people, especially as we age.""
91% "When Biden was vice-president, black home ownership and wealth declined significantly, even as it rose for other races.""
89% "Derecka Purnell is a social movement lawyer and writer based in Washington, DC.""
87% "And yes, we are still black.""
86% "Black and white parents have comparable participation rates overall and attend parent-teacher conferences at the exact same rates.""
84% "Perhaps it is a vote against the crime bill, drones and deportations.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

99% : The Obama days feel distant yet warm compared to Donald Trump's current presidency.
99% : Will black wealth increase?
94% : Social security is an important program for black people, especially as we age.
91% : When Biden was vice-president, black home ownership and wealth declined significantly, even as it rose for other races.
89% : Commitments to preserving our climate?
89% : Derecka Purnell is a social movement lawyer and writer based in Washington, DC.
87% : And yes, we are still black.
86% : Black and white parents have comparable participation rates overall and attend parent-teacher conferences at the exact same rates.
84% : Black people were arrested in droves following this bill, despite comparable drug use rates to white people; many are still sitting in prison today.
84% : Perhaps it is a vote against the crime bill, drones and deportations.
83% : But his mistreatment of black people, verbally and politically, is decades old, and is a reflection of the Democratic party in general.
82% : He has argued it may be a gateway drug, a statement he has since dialed back.
82% : Will Palestinian lives be safer?
81% : Guardian US columnist
79% : If black people have a hard time figuring out the differences between Trump and Biden, then that is Biden's problem, not ours.
77% : Perhaps it is a vote against being captured by the party that makes empty promises every four years when it is election time, and delivers nothing.
76% : Interrupting the Breakfast Club host's explanation that black people needed assurances that our communities will benefit from his presidency, Biden asserted: "If you've got a problem figuring out whether you're for me or for Trump, then you ain't black."
76% : The Democratic party holds black people in an abusive relationship but says you cannot leave because the other option is more abusive.
76% : His best line is that he is better than the other guy, and that is exactly how abusive relationships function.
75% : Some black people will support Biden because of his association with Barack Obama - even though Obama himself doesn't seem especially excited about Biden becoming president.
72% : Perhaps it is a vote against covert and overt racism.
71% : Joe Biden refuses to reckon with the harm that he has caused to people all over the world.
70% : Will black people have healthcare?
68% : Besides putting 100,000 additional police officers in the streets, the crime bill distributed funding for new prison construction, encouraged prosecutors to charge children as adults, and even added the death penalty for 28 new areas, including drug-related offenses.
68% : In fact, black parents and poor parents are the most likely to check their children's homework and meet with guidance counselors.
68% : This is devastating to black people, who disproportionately carry school debt.
68% : Will fewer black people die from police?
67% : For the last 30 years, Biden has repeatedly talked about freezing, cutting, or raising the age for social security and other benefits - as much as $2tn one time.
66% : On the House floor, Biden compared his criminal justice approach to Richard Nixon's law and order stance: "I would say, 'Lock the SOBs up.'
66% : Despite attempting to cut social programs and increasing mass incarceration, Biden claims to care about black families.
60% : Biden has since acknowledged flaws in the bill, but last summer he reiterated his support for the bill.
60% : Today, some cities plan to expunge marijuana records and hope to pay reparations to black people formerly incarcerated for marijuana offenses.
59% : Biden authored and successfully passed the $30bn 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.
59% : He has yet to call for it to be repealed.
58% : My vote for him was already hanging by a thread before his disastrous interview with Charlamagne tha God on Friday.
58% : Will there be fewer drones if he's president?
58% : Fewer deportations?
57% : But do we?
56% : But rather because Biden's condescension towards black communities is intolerable.
53% : The reliance is not due to laziness or spending habits - people of color and white people make similar choices and contributions to retirement - but due to racism, lack of workplace retirement plans and barriers to accessing high-paying jobs.
53% : "They know where my heart is," Biden has said, of black voters.
52% : "We're going to do lots of hard things ... we might as well do this.
52% : Biden's friendship with one black person does not mean that he's a friend to black people.
51% : But what can Biden actually deliver?
47% : But remember: Biden cycled millions of black people in and out of jail, voted for massive numbers of poor people to go to war in Iraq, threw Anita Hill under the bus to confirm a conservative justice to the US supreme court, and, under Obama's administration, helped to deport millions of immigrants and bombed brown countries.
42% : Of course, keeping marijuana illegal at the federal level does not mean that people will not use it, but rather that the extra police that he put on the street will send people of color to jail for using it.
40% : But he doesn't seem to know many.
39% : Not because I am a purist, or have inflexible ideological commitments of what it will take to remove Donald Trump from office.
39% : Among African Americans receiving social security, 35% of elderly married couples and 58% of unmarried elderly persons relied on it for 90% or more of their income.
39% : That was not his only education mistake.
39% : Biden and others will rightfully argue that Trump is worse, and I agree.
38% : If anything, the drug seems to be a gateway to the White House.
37% : But his assertion is incorrect.
35% : I want to believe that Biden's condescension started after the respected senator James Clyburn called the former vice-president an "honorary black man" at a private dinner in March.
35% : An older black generation fought through Jim Crow only for Biden to help make sure that their children and grandchildren lived through a new Jim Crow.
35% : Biden instead relied on stereotypes that black people are not involved in their children's lives.
34% : But Biden can't seem to let go; he is inconsistent and ambivalent about marijuana legalization.
32% : While the average school debt for black women with a bachelor's degree is about $25,000, that level of education does not provide the same level of financial security for black women as it does other groups, including white people with less education (primarily because of sexism and racism).
30% : Ironically, the police were probably nowhere to be found when Biden's friends George W Bush and Barack Obama used marijuana.
30% : Less money to police departments?
30% : Black people - all people - deserve better than Biden and the Democratic party.
26% : He was hoping to encourage them to be better parents.
23% : Harris forced Biden to confront his work with racist elected officials to stop integration efforts using school busing.
23% : That's why I don't believe that a vote against Biden solely means a vote for Trump.
22% : Throughout Biden's career, he has boasted about his ability to bridge partisan divides by sacrificing the needs of black people and poor people in the name of "compromise".
22% : During the September 2019 Democratic debate he claimed that poor families should put on a record player so their children will know more words.
16% : Biden played a significant role in creating the student debt crisis, including making student loan discharge "nearly impossible".
15% : Pushing for further criminalization, then senator Biden argued that George HW Bush's crime plan did not go far enough because it did not "include enough police officers to catch the violent thugs, not enough prosecutors to convict them, not enough judges to sentence them, and not enough prison cells to put them away for a long time".
12% : An offensive comment by the Democratic presidential candidate is a reminder that black people - all people - deserve better than Joe Biden I am very tired of Joe Biden.
10% : Again, I am very tired of Joe Biden.
9% : Senator Kamala Harris was severely scrutinized for her treatment of poor black women as a prosecutor - yet Biden's criminal justice record makes Harris look like Thurgood Marshall.
9% : The law spent $30bn but contributed to only a 1.3% decline in violent crime.
8% : Recently, during an interview with the New York Times editorial board, he argued that poor black parents feel ashamed because they cannot read and skip parent-teacher conferences.
7% : His response to concerns that these cuts would hurt the poor?
5% : Again and again, Biden's relationship with black Americans, like the Democratic National Committee's relationship, has been patronizing at best and actively harmful at worst.

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