white liberal/black liberal (where the alliance always breaks down)

When anti-war activists (Cindy Sheehan, Ray McGovern, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood) converged on Rep. Conyers’ office to demand he begin impeachment proceedings and Conyer’s refused and had those activists arrested and removed, I knew the anti-Conyers backlash from the white left was sure to follow.  I wasn’t disappointed.

White liberals immediately began hurling insults at him (look at the caption in the image below which calls Conyers a “poser”) for rejecting their demands, yet where has this white anti-war crowd been all the years Rep. Conyers has been pushing a bill to establish a commission to study reparations?  Since 1989, Congressman Conyers has been submitting his bill to study reparations (and many Black people are aware of this), yet we have yet to see it even considered seriously by the mass of the white political left, let alone the rabid dogs on the conservative side of the aisle.  Black folks defended Conyers when he was attacked by the political white left for very good reason.

The moral of the story is:  If you expect Black support for your causes (a cause, impeachment, which has always been a good idea to more Blacks than whites), try supporting Black causes for a change…

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~ by free71 on August 22, 2007.

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