Thursday, November 5, 2015

Chelsi P. Henry — Should More Blacks Consider Voting Republican in the 2016 Election?

Ebony Magazine:

Our television sets are already bombarded with the promises and gaffes of political candidates wanting to be elected president in 2016. Our next president will have some hard decisions to make, especially if he/she wants to sincerely see progress in the Black community in the next 10, 15, or 20 years.

Too often people argue that Republicans are not engaging enough, and while there is more we have to do, that should not continue to be the reason we vote majority Democrat. To base our livelihood on optics instead of policy results is insane. They say it is insane to continue to do the same thing and expect a different result— the same is true with over 90% of blacks voting Democrat.

African Americans are in a position to understand the facts of the last few decades and that involves accepting some responsibility for our current state of affairs. We cannot continue to “blame the White man” when we have the right to vote, own property, apply to any university, start our own business, serve in law enforcement, and run for office.

Read the full article HERE.