Looks like Republicans won the House by explicitly defying court orders to allow Black representation

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For those who didn't follow it, judges blocked racially biased congressional maps in Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida that were purposely created to eliminate Black congressional seats.

The the Trump-led Supreme Court came through and overturned the judges' decisions, letting those states keep their anti-Black congressional maps.

And it looks likely that that will literally be the difference giving Republicans control of the House of Representatives, thus knocking 5 Black chairmen of Congressional Committees and 20+ Black subcommittee chairs out of power.


It's terrible. We need to reform this whole system
 

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At the end of the day, the congressional black caucas isn't going to do shyt and they know black folks won't demand shyt regarding this issue. These cacs do what they do because they know they can get away with it. :yeshrug:


We've completely lost the habit of true, organized protest in this country. Black folk are 33% of Louisiana plus they could have gotten juice from out-of-state black folk and a few liberal whites....can you imagine the size of the protests, blockages, etc that could create? Imagine an economic boycott of white businesses across the state. Imagine giant crowds of Black protestors filling the streets in front of prominent white business districts and making it almost impossible to get in and get out until their demands for representation are met. fukk even "one congressional district", they could demand a permanent law setting up fair redistricting for state and federal both in every cycle, like California has. If the police clear them then others come back, what are the police going to do, ban Black people from the block?

Protest has been half-hearted or disorganized even since MLK Jr. died. We need folk who can lead a movement designed for the long haul again.
 

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It's terrible. We need to reform this whole system


Democrats were trying to push a new voting rights act last year, but they don't have the votes.

The conservative Supreme Court gutting the original voting rights act because it was "too old" is the single worst Supreme Court decision in my lifetime. Overturning Roe v. Wade or allowing corporations to flood elections with money aren't 1/10th as indefensible as conservative justices straight up saying, "This law is too old so we'll just decide it doesn't apply anymore, even though our entire M.O. is defending the oldest-ass laws on the books."
 

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We've completely lost the habit of true, organized protest in this country. Black folk are 33% of Louisiana plus they could have gotten juice from out-of-state black folk and a few liberal whites....can you imagine the size of the protests, blockages, etc that could create? Imagine an economic boycott of white businesses across the state. Imagine giant crowds of Black protestors filling the streets in front of prominent white business districts and making it almost impossible to get in and get out until their demands for representation are met. fukk even "one congressional district", they could demand a permanent law setting up fair redistricting for state and federal both in every cycle, like California has. If the police clear them then others come back, what are the police going to do, ban Black people from the block?

Protest has been half-hearted or disorganized even since MLK Jr. died. We need folk who can lead a movement designed for the long haul again.
Why nikkas wanna hold signs and scream all day. They feet ain’t tried from all that damn walking. You can’t beg for human God given rights. You take that shyt by any means necessary. Without the shedding of blood, shyt gonna go on business as usual.
 

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Democrats were trying to push a new voting rights act last year, but they don't have the votes.

The conservative Supreme Court gutting the original voting rights act because it was "too old" is the single worst Supreme Court decision in my lifetime. Overturning Roe v. Wade or allowing corporations to flood elections with money aren't 1/10th as indefensible as conservative justices straight up saying, "This law is too old so we'll just decide it doesn't apply anymore, even though our entire M.O. is defending the oldest-ass laws on the books."
Funny they say that when They'll never get rid if that outdated electoral college though.
 

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Why nikkas wanna hold signs and scream all day. They feet ain’t tried from all that damn walking. You can’t beg for human God given rights. You take that shyt by any means necessary. Without the shedding of blood, shyt gonna go on business as usual.


Unless you're just trolling, you should probably get around to reading some history. People are far more likely to join nonviolent movements than they are to join violent ones, and the nonviolent movements are both more effective in the short term and have been long-term outcomes afterwards.





 

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Unless you're just trolling, you should probably get around to reading some history. People are far more likely to join nonviolent movements than they are to join violent ones, and the nonviolent movements are both more effective in the short term and have been long-term outcomes afterwards.






Black men had a million man march and we still getting no traction in this country. White folks don’t respect begging and pleading. I guess we suppose to fight the bully with tears and songs. shyt don’t work I’m real life.
 

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We've completely lost the habit of true, organized protest in this country. Black folk are 33% of Louisiana plus they could have gotten juice from out-of-state black folk and a few liberal whites....can you imagine the size of the protests, blockages, etc that could create? Imagine an economic boycott of white businesses across the state. Imagine giant crowds of Black protestors filling the streets in front of prominent white business districts and making it almost impossible to get in and get out until their demands for representation are met. fukk even "one congressional district", they could demand a permanent law setting up fair redistricting for state and federal both in every cycle, like California has. If the police clear them then others come back, what are the police going to do, ban Black people from the block?

Protest has been half-hearted or disorganized even since MLK Jr. died. We need folk who can lead a movement designed for the long haul again.
I don't think enough of our people completely understand the importance of political representation. For decades the Republicans have corrupted and stifled the possibility of progress so much that apathy has set in a good number of our people (and a good numbers of Americans period). People can't even fathom how their lives would be improved by political participation so they don't care if their political power is being eroded right in front of them. Its almost as if that was the goal all along...

Sow apathy amongst the poor and working class (and especially blacks) so they won't even think to put up a fight.
 

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Reminder: the average republican either was old enough to be on the front lines opposing civil rights, or were children at the time listening to their parents talk about how awful it is that 'those nigras don't know their place' this is who they've always been and if you're black and a republican that is who you're rocking with.

This. Folks don't understand that everything we enjoy and recognize about legal and civil rights in America today, especially with regard to race relations, is not distant history. And these politicians are not fake robots with agendas to just be in power, these are real human beings who at some point in their life felt inspired by government, law, and public service, decided they want to make a difference in the world, and decided that just saying it, voting, or protesting is not good enough. They studied government and decided their goal is to become one of those people actually in Washington, part of the government, writing those laws, and directly having an impact on American life.

Some of these people came from backgrounds where they were taught respect and compassion for the world. Some came from difficult backgrounds where they gained a deep sense of remorse for society's issues. Where they were made conscious about social issues. They are descendants of ancestors and communities that fought for the rights of others and genuinely believe in the value, qualities, economic growth, and stability that comes with racial equality. The people grew up to become liberals and ran as Democrats.

Some people came from backgrounds where they were taught hate, discrimination and narcississm from their own hate-filled parents. Where they were taught to either ignore or resent social issues and activists. Where they were taught they come from nobility that is entitled to dominate others, and all other people are lazy, irresponsible, and culturally inferior. Where they were taught it is reasonable, and in fact morally righteous to stand up against "liberalism" and calls for equality. They are the descendants of the ancestors and communities that fought to keep others from having rights, and still are. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Ron Desantis probably have fond memories of old Grandpap. Hated that damn Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X, and civil rights movements. Loved Nixon. Loved Reagan. A great American who loved his country. They remember promising grandpap before he died while they were in college that they will some day fight back against these anti-white liberal laws and make America great again.

These are the reasons I know them dudes talking all that barbershop babble about both sides is broke dudes that don't need to be giving advice on anything, certianly not politics. These guys are so use to being aint shyt and being around other aint shyt motherfukkers that they ain't never personally known anyone with an actual career and they just can't conceive that politicians on TV are regular fukking people who are proud of serving others, dreamed of the job as kids, and are real about the things they say and want to do. It's hard for them to imagine that there really is a war going on out there every day between people who believe in civil rights and equality and people who don't. They'd rather convince themselves they all the same and lieing to us. Simple minded. It's so hard for them to believe even journalists are regular people who truly want to serve others with truth and accurate information. They believe anyone with an actual job and successful career in something is part of some "mainstream" trying to "indoctrinate" others, and any jackass just talking shyt for YouTube is "spitting the truth." Broke babble.
 
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