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On Sunday 3/25 I attended “Blacks, Republicans, and Race” at William Jewel College. The event was presented by William Jewell College and The Clay County African American Legacy.

Attending the event was Mr. Kevin Williams, producer of a new documentary called Fear of a Black Republican. Mr. Williams screened about 30 minutes of his movie for the attendees. It is very thought provoking. I definitely think this is a film you should be aware of. Here is the trailer:

Growing up I would have probably considered myself a “Republican.”  While I attended the Clay County Caucus as a Republican, on Sunday I woke up and declared it a new day and returned to my Independent status. One of the many reasons I refuse to give money to the Republican party and consider myself a Republican is it continues to refuse to focus on the urban vote. If Republicans were to shave off 10% of the minority vote in this country then Democrats would have a huge problem on their hands!

After the film, there was a panel discussion that featured the Honorable Carson Ross, Mayor of Blue Springs, Missouri; Kevin Williams; Bev Randles, former Shook, Hardy, and Bacon attorney, and North Kansas City Republican who is currently managing the gubernatorial campaign for her husband, Bill Randles; and Tim Flook, an attorney, former Missouri State Representative and William Jewell College graduate.

I am going to post several videos below from the event. Overall, I was  impressed, and I am pleased that this happened in our county. It was great to see Rep. Jerry Nolte was able to show up. I was incredibly disappointed in the showing by the Clay County Republican Central Committee and other Clay County Republicans at the event. One of the things that was pointed out in the movie was how little attention the Republican party pays to the minority vote, accurate assessment.

This is Kevin Williams giving an introduction to his film:

One of the most interesting things that I took from the parts of the film that were screened was a better understanding of how the black vote shifted from Republicans to Democrats. For those of you that know your history, you should know that the Republican party was the party of black Americans for many years after the Civil War. Williams takes a small jaunt through political history to explain. There were several factors in the mid-20th century, but the event that caused the final shift to the almost uniform voting for Democrats was President Richard Nixon. (I often struggle with who was the worst President of the 20th century, there are so many options, but I could settle for Nixon if I had to.) Nixon refused to call Coretta Scott King after Dr. King had been imprisoned in 1960 in a Georgia jail. Nixon’s reason was that he was worried about alienating Southern voters. Instead, Kennedy called King and then capitalized on this politically. His campaign printed up a little pamphlet that discussed the problems Dr. King was facing. Because of Nixon’s foolishness Kennedy was elected. A few years later the racist President Lyndon B. Johnson would use the the Civil Rights Act as a political football, and the rest, we can say, is history.

 

The professor Obama loves, Derrick Bell, “I live to harass white folks.” Barack Obama, “White folks greed runs a world in need.” The Vetting: Obama’s Supreme Court and Critical Race Theory Folks, you really need to be reading this stuff so you know who this President is. Derrick Bell and Eric Holder’s ‘Nation of Cowards’

To Bell, racial equality—whether in the law or the academy—was a myth. The civil rights movement had been largely futile, because racism was deeply ingrained in American institutions. The answer—though not the solution—was continued resistance. Bell therefore celebrated those, like Louis Farrakhan, who were “willing and able to ‘tell it like it is’ regarding who is responsible for racism in this country.”

More on Critical Race Theory.

“So here’s what we’re left with, in simple terms. Racism cannot be ended within the current system; the current system is actually both a byproduct of and a continuing excuse for racism. Minority opinions on the system are more relevant than white opinions, since whites have long enjoyed control of the system, and have an interest in maintaining it.”

Bell, via Kagan, on Critical Race Theory: The Constitution is the Problem

In November 1985, the Harvard Law Review published an article by Derrick Bell that was a “classic” in the development of Critical Race Theory. The article was edited by then-student Elena Kagan, and was cited by Prof. Charles Ogletree in support of her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2010. The article makes clear that Critical Race Theory sees the U.S. Constitution as a form of “original sin”–a view later embraced by Obama as a state legislator, and reflected in his actions and appointments. The following is an excerpt from the non-fiction portion of the article; much of what follows is a fictional story that Bell intended as a parable of racial “fantasy.”

Psycho-racist nut Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam newspaper threatens Glenn Beck. For all the worry about Warren Buffett’s secretary and her taxes you would think his companies would have their taxes all buttoned up. Guess not. Another outstanding economics piece from John Mauldin: There will be contagion. You should be reading everything this guy writes.

For a guy who is supposedly such a leader and model American, Barack Obama sure has an awful lot of anti-Semitic friends.

The alarmism about voter ID laws being racist is ridiculous. I’m of the opinion that the only reason the Democrats oppose them so vigorously is because they know they are losing the ability to cheat and the end is near. Here is proof from Georgia that they have no negative affect on voter turnout.

Election data in Georgia demonstrate that concern about a negative effect on the Democratic or minority vote is baseless. Turnout there increased more dramatically in 2008 — the first presidential election held after the state’s photo-ID law went into effect — than it did in states without photo ID. Georgia had a record turnout in 2008, the largest in its history — nearly 4 million voters.