In our first article on Donald Trump titled, “The Endorsement of Donald Trump by Black Clergy” we focused on the announcement by Pastors Darrell Scott and George Bloomer endorsing his candidacy. In this article we will articulate why their endorsement of Donald Trump doesn’t make sense for most of black America and black people around the world.
Here is why black people know that these pastors are mistaken about supporting Trump’s GOP bid:
- In the 1980s, Republican idol Ronald Reagan vetoed sanctions against the apartheid government of South Africa and was a staunch supporter of that evil undemocratic government.
- In 2010, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (now a convicted felon on corruption charges) celebrated the heritage of the confederacy which fought to enslave black people and he refused to acknowledge the role of slave in building the commonwealth of Virginia. All the black preachers never challenged him on this.
- In Georgia, the Republican governor agreed to continue with segregated proms in 2014. Again these preachers were silent.
- In 2015, Mississippi Republican lawmakers defended the confederate flag which is the American swastika as the official symbol of the state of Mississippi.
- The Republican have declared war on affirmative action and have repealed it in the state of Michigan and have been emboldened to take it to the national level.
- The Republicans have waged war on the federal government because that has been the vehicle that has protected black people against racism. First with the Emancipation proclamation that freed slaves by President Abe Lincoln and the Civil Rights legislation of 1960s by President Lyndon Johnson.
- The Federal government is the only employer in America where African American people are paid comparable to their Euro American counterparts. In American industry African Americans make 70c for every dollar Euro Americans make. The black clergy ignore this fact.
- Since 2010, the Republicans have launched a crusade to take away voting rights from emerging majorities and have enacted laws such as Voter ID laws to make this happen. These Pastors remain silent.
- In 2015, Republican history revisionists in Texas approved a textbook by that erased the true history of slavery from middle school geography textbooks that describes slaves as migrant workers in an effort to whitewash history and deny the cruelty and brutal treatment of blacks in the American experience. Again not a word from the clergy.
In case you missed the announcement by Pastors Darell Scott and George Bloomer. You can watch the video below.