The reason black St. Louis continues to lose is because a lot of black folks equate black faces being in position with black power when nothing could be further from the truth. A black mayor, police chief, public safety director, state rep, state senator, member of the county council or board of aldermen does not equal power. They are simply black faces of the same oppressive system. Their job is to pacify black masses, perform blackness to keep us engaged, tell us what we want to hear and do a lil jig for white folks when need be. They take an oath to the state. They get paid by the state. Their loyalty is to the state.
Notice… not one is advocating a black first agenda. They built nothing for black people. Collectively they can’t even build a grocery store… Where was their leadership when Better Together was plotting a city/county take over? When SLPS lost accreditation? When Metrolink was built with no train station connecting North County north of Hanley to the rest of the region? Yet St. Claire has a station. Where were they when MLS advocates moved forward despite major league soccer being voted down by black voters? When minimum wage was decreased from $10 to $7.70? When Paul McKee’s neglect of his properties transformed neighborhoods into blocks and blocks of derelict buildings? On trash day when the city doesn’t pick up trash in many of our neighborhoods? When the bodies are stacking up?
Yeah they’ll stick their chests out but at the end of the day they fall in line with the white establishment Democrat machine. And will even one up them when it comes to disrespecting black constituents. As we approach the 5th year anniv of Ferguson it is Brandon Bosley advocating bringing the MO National Guard back into our communities, not Lyda Krewson. Not even Jeff Roorda.
THIS is what many local black activists are clinging to instead of working to dismantle.