Recently Black Republicans have found themselves at odds with Grand Wizard-in-training and Florida governor Ron DeSantis because DeSantis is authorizing middle school students to learn that slavery was actually beneficial to the tortured and kidnapped people who were not allowed to pursue their own dreams and desires but somehow learning how to make a horseshoe was fulfilling and beneficial even for them.
I am not sure how DeSantis’ bigotry is now painful to Black Republicans when the writing has always been on the wall before it was even in textbooks.
When CRT was challenged, even though it was not actually taught in lower education, that should have been a red flag, but many Black Republicans continued to lick the boots of their massas, thinking that would somehow grant them grace despite their race. They didn’t speak out when DeSantis declared A.P. African American History as a problematic and divisive course. They clung tightly to the propaganda that learning the atrocities of slavery, how Black people got to this country, not even the part of history that deals with the generational trauma and racism that exists today. Nope. Just the slavery portion would somehow render Black children in a state of perpetual victimhood like the reason for not learning about slavery wasn’t to protect the delicate sensibilities of white children.
Were they shocked that he kept going? When did they expect him to stop?
There are few Black Republicans, and anyone with a brain could understand why. What I don’t understand is the shock and probable hurt that these people are feeling as if they didn’t see how Republicans have consistently done their best to break the lives of marginalized groups around them, including Black people and what made this the final straw for their indulgence in a party that only saw them as a means to convince other Black people to be just as stupid. I guess when a party uses language like “Democratic Plantation,” to refer to Black people who vote Democrat, which most Black people do overwhelmingly, that somehow was not a problem because they at least got to be deemed as intelligent in a party that will quickly denote them as, “one of the good ones.”
However, Black Republican Byron Daniels is one of the more vocal Black buck Republicans now at odds with DeSantis, who’s accused him of parroting Kamala Harris talking points when he spoke out about the curriculum’s language. Daniels is an ardent Trump supporter and the responses to his disdain range from people telling him he needs to apologize or, of course, accusing him of being under Trump’s command, which is hilarious because it feels like they are very much fighting over who gets the house n-gger.
Let’s not forget that just earlier this year, when at Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway’s funeral, President Trump stated how he had never met Silk, or I am assuming the other half of Diamond and Silk as well, even though they met several times. So clearly, doing the bidding for either of them isn’t well…beneficial.
The Democratic party is not without its many faults. But what self-aware, socially responsible, emotionally and intellectually present Black person in their left or right mind would ever think it prudent to jump on the bandwagon of the same party that specializes in shrinking the rights of marginalized groups, especially when you are in one. Black Republicans think they have some sort of cheat code and are so much more intelligent than Blacks outside the party while representing a party that bans books. Hahahaha. I can’t imagine that being in a party that is supported by literal Nazis is the well-thought-out plan that they think it is. Being one of the good ones only has merits if you don’t complain or voice your opinion because, well, slaves were not allowed to, so why should you?
The problem with many Black Republicans is that they think just because they are playing on the same chessboard that, they still are not the pawns.