In a blog entry at BlackAmericaWeb, blogger Tonyaa Weathersbee boils down why most blacks are repelled by the Republican Party. She says that its leaders are ignorant of African-American history, which makes them prone to saying offensive and insensitive things.
The New York Times reported that around 17 percent of the black people who moved to the South between 2000 and 2009 came from New York, and demographers say that the percentage of blacks leaving big cities in the East and Midwest is at its highest level in decades.
Many are young and college-educated. And they’re pulling up roots to go South for the promise of — wouldn't you know it? — jobs and a better quality of life.
Not food stamps. Not welfare …
And if Santorum and Gingrich are among the best that the GOP has to offer, then that should erase any questions in anyone's mind as to why most black people are repelled by the Republican Party.
Because if their top guys are too lazy or callous to understand our history or reality before saying things that offend us, then how can any of us expect them to be sensitive to anything else?
Read Tonyaa Weathersbee's entire blog entry at BlackAmericaWeb.