Why Aren't Blacks Complaining About Illegals?
The following is a syndicated column I wrote April 4, 2006. It was originally titled “Liberals Selling Out Constituents.” I’m sharing it again because of the cacophony of silence coming from the so-called black leadership pursuant to the latest insurgence of illegals, specifically the insurgence of illegal alien children invading our borders. If as I wrote in 2006 illegals posed a threat, how much more so today. You decide.
A fundamental, primal screed of race-mongers, especially those in the Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP and the National Urban League, is that blacks are disproportionately incarcerated – the fact that many of same are disproportionately guilty of criminal acts that carry mandatory sentences notwithstanding.
We have heard time and again how unfair the judicial system is to blacks. But now, in the face of incontrovertible disregard for rule of law – a disregard that will adversely affect blacks – those who would be leaders are silent.
Who are these villains receiving a free pass for boldly breaking the law? They are illegal aliens. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates there are between 11.5 million and 12 million illegal aliens in our country, with an estimated 78 percent of them being from Mexico and Latin America. These illegals are not only receiving a free pass for breaking the law, they are being rewarded for same.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]This is another nail in the coffin of the underclass – and the black underclass specifically – because when these illegal aliens receive their reward for willfully breaking the law, they will be qualified, at best, for low-paying, menial jobs. This means their contribution to the tax base will be negligible, yet they will demand the greatest amount of entitlement resources. That alone should have the black illuminati outraged.
Other questions worth noting are: What about registration for Selective Service? What about competition for affirmative-action dollars? Will the black underclass be expected to learn Spanish in order to wash cars or bus tables? Will they finally have proof that most companies will gladly hire Hispanics so as not to have to hire blacks?
The recently released “State of Black America” report by the liberal National Urban League included everything but directions to the “Wailing Wall” as its authors lamented the sorrowful conditions of blacks. With 78 percent of 12 million-plus illegal Hispanic lawbreakers being rewarded with amnesty for same, the alleged woeful plight of blacks just went to Hades in a hand basket. Still, the question persists: Why aren’t we hearing from Mark Morial, president of the National Urban League, or Julian Bond, or Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., or the co-co-nut Louis Farrakhan now?
Hispanics, thanks in large part to their aversion to using abortion as a means of birth control – coupled with their government-sanctioned right to break the law – are the largest-growing population group. At the time of the 1990 U.S. Census, there were 6 million fewer Hispanics than blacks – in 2000, they outnumbered blacks by nearly 1 million. By the end of this century, they will outnumber blacks by 116 million and trail whites by less than 40 million – with these numbers not being factored for illegals. A valid question is: At what point does our country become Mexi-merica? I do not ask same glibly or to be insensitive, as such.
Illegals – especially those with no marketable skills apart from a willingness to work for low wages – are a threat to our economic stability. Their willingness to work for low wages further exacerbates an already volatile problem. The minimum-wage problem will not be solved by a glut of cheap labor. Cheap labor will provide employers with an incentive to not make the investments necessary that would lead to higher wages.
On the one hand, the blanket amnesty these illegal aliens are being rewarded with is not a color-sensitive problem – it is an American problem. On the other hand, it is a black problem if we are to accept the screeds of disenfranchisement and inequality from the race-mongers.
The fact that the liberal black elite are willing to once again sit quietly by – while “their” people are sold down the drain – is further evidence of what they value as important. They value anything that puts money in their pockets, while allowing them to portray themselves as worthwhile and necessary, in accordance with marching orders from their liberal handlers.
Consider that Mark Morial praised Planned Parenthood saying: “[It] is a good organization that seeks to empower women to make decisions about their own bodies” (C-SPAN, “Washington Journal,” March 29, 2006).
The problem with that mentality is that 26 percent of the childbearing population, which happens to be black, is having 36 percent of the abortions. A triumph for Margaret Sanger (and you thought she was dancing because the ground where she now resides is red hot). But I digress. Yet the vaunted black leadership doesn’t decry this outrage. The moral outrage comes from black conservatives and people of conscience.
So it appears that once again it will fall upon black conservatives and people of conscience to do what the brackish black leadership won’t – that being to protect and defend blacks from those who sell out the people they claim to represent for less than Judas received in today’s dollars.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here