In a patronizing opinion piece published in Jeff Bezos’ blog, sometimes called the Washington Post, black columnist Vanessa Williams could not help but wonder why some black men in Georgia voted for Republican Governor-elect Brian Kemp.
“Black men voted for Kemp at a higher rate than black women, according to exit polling, a data point that drew gasps and rebuke on social media and news commentary.” Williams said. “According to CNN’s exit polling, 11 percent of black men voted for Kemp; the Associated Press’s Vote Cast reported 8 percent.”
“Those numbers are reminiscent of the double-digit level of support that Donald Trump got among black men in the 2016 presidential election. Trump endorsed Kemp, which helped him win a runoff primary contest in July, and he traveled to Georgia to stump for Kemp two days before the Nov. 6 election,” the piece continued.
Ultimately, Williams drew no conclusion about why black men in Georgia voted for Kemp.
I have some thoughts on the subject, so let me hypothesize for a minute: could it be that black men (or all Americans, for that matter) are capable of thinking for themselves? Could it be that America is not nearly as “racist” a nation as WaPo would have us believe? Not according to Williams. She is still stuck in the 2D, pre-Civil Rights era mindset that black people must be Democrats.
Just for safe measure, she bashed white women for not voting along gender lines too.
“White female voters in Georgia showed little interest in helping black women fulfill their dream of electing Stacey Abrams as governor, which would have made her the first African American woman to head a state in the nation’s history,” she said.
Unsurprisingly, she ended by haranguing President Donald J. Trump as a racist.
“Trump’s election has been applauded by people who espouse racist beliefs, and he has often declined to criticize their actions, such as last year in Charlottesville, when a neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing a woman,” she said.
Do yourself a favor: ditch this identity politics poison and be like the black men in Georgia who voted for Brain Kemp. Think for yourself, decide what you believe, and act on it. Do not fall prey to the monolith that is Democrat identity politics.
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