I, for one, have always been perplexed as to why Democrats think they deserve the Black vote.
It was a Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, who lead a Civil War to free Blacks from slavery. Following the Civil War, so-called Radical Republicans fought for things like voting rights for Blacks in the Reconstruction era. Then, in 1964, it was white Southern Democrats such as Robert Byrd and Al Gore Sr. who filibustered trying to block civil rights legislation. Republicans voted for civil rights by 80% in both Houses of Congress. Democrats only voted to approve 61% in the House and 66% in the Senate.
Now, in the above video, these three Black activists appear to be complaining about just one thing: Jobs.
So, to that I need only present one chart that appeared on the CNN Money site in 2011:
Thanks to the policies of Democrat President, Jimmy Carter, Black unemployment rose to over 20% in the early 1980's; and the disparity between Black and White unemployment was high. Then, thanks to the policies of a Republican President by the name of Ronald Reagan, Blacks, as well as all Americans, enjoyed one of the longest stretches of lower unemployment since World War II. To be fair, the policies of Bill Clinton also benefited Blacks in the 1990's, though much of that success was done by building on the policies of Reagan.
Today, under Obama, Blacks are again hurting; just as the video above points out. They, as of this writing, have an unemployment rate of 11.4% as compared to 5.3% for Whites, and the disparity between Black and White unemployment has returned to the days of Jimmy Carter where Black unemployment was more than twice as high as it is for Whites.
So, then, why should any Black think that only Democrats will benefit them in terms of jobs and a better life?
Black unemployment: Highest in 27 years: http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/02/news/economy/black_unemployment_rate/
Civil Rights Act of 1964: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964
Radical Republican: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_Republican
Reconstruction Era: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reconstruction_Era