Progressives have a “black boy” problem. No, I’m not talking about juvenile crime or academic performance in some of our biggest cities. The left’s biggest problem with black males is largely political, and the “boys” in question are the black men Democrats can no longer control.
The black male voters the Biden campaign is pursuing need to send the president, his surrogates, and his party a clear message — one that reaches back to the past to set progressives straight today.
“I AM A MAN.”
Some of the most iconic images from the civil rights movement are the photos of black men holding signs with this message during the 1968 sanitation strike in Memphis. These signs were a straightforward assertion of human dignity meant to disrupt the social order of the South. Men of that generation, regardless of their age, were frequently referred to as “boy” by white people — whether adults or children. This was a demeaning rhetorical tactic meant to keep black men in their place.
Black men today face a similar challenge. The political party that gets well over 80% of the black male vote in most presidential elections treats its second-most loyal base…
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