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Republican presidential candidate Herman -- raising eyebrows earlier this week when He said -- African Americans have been brainwashed.
Into not being open minded not.
Even considering a conservative point of view.
I have received some and -- same vitriol all simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as conservative.
So it's just brain -- and people not being open minded pure and simple.
Our African American voters brainwashed into not supporting conservatives.
Joining us now for a fair amount to say is after a blogger Eric Todd -- -- he's the son of legendary civil rights activist and former congressman Ron Dellums.
Also with us is radio talk show host David -- gentlemen thanks so much for being here board an -- Didn't let me start with you Herman Cain says blacks are brainwashed into not voting for conservative is He right.
Yes He absolutely is and -- experience this probably since the eighties.
There's the soft bigotry of low expectations.
That started with the great entitlement society is I call it.
Where blacks were essentially put into a system.
That's self perpetuates.
You know what I talked to a social worker.
Who says she's 34 black single mother working hard but another thirty year old comes in and then they -- eighteen year old daughter who has no problems.
It is literally put into the system.
There has been an institutional.
Issue here and -- frankly the black community which is finally begun to separate itself.
The college graduates who are now raising kids outside of that environment yet -- they are the ones who are the -- and there's probably 20% of the black community that's in that and grow it and that's a big threat to the left.
Okay let me bring in Eric do you agree with -- can.
It's certainly not I think it's sort of silly comment coming from -- rather silly man blacks have always been open minded.
-- always been open -- we've gone to where our needs have been met we were enamored with the GOP Lincoln was our liberator.
The Democrats were regressive and races -- we've doubled the Dixiecrat -- It wasn't until FDR that we actually realize that Democrats were serving our needs plenty of blacks like I JFK.
Was good to us that Johnson was great for us I mean this gets -- between the Republicans and Democrats and simply grown in the Democrats have been speaking to our needs.
Obama is speaking -- our needs more than and then there's other candidate.
-- have been keeping you on the liberal plantation for fifty years.
Given you entitlements.
Such telling the black community that you have freedom of choice.
But we define your choice and by -- the black community is its own worst enemy because what it does Alley.
It is essentially when I or Herman Cain or anyone else usually they do you know uses our choice.
The black community comes down on its own so how can you tell me that I have the right to choose but then you defied my choice.
Hey are you our own worst enemy -- had Eric your bottom and that's -- -- -- know it's really they'll undoubtedly America.
You never put us on the plantation with entitlements entitlements -- used.
To hopefully help raise all boats white folks fled from the inner cities white folks took the attacks -- white folks took the jobs.
We have never been wedded to entitlement programs white folks is decimated the community now how -- -- -- invites -- to -- I want to show what the unemployment rate no isn't racism is racism is the problem sir -- -- -- -- Always been the problem.
Here's another problem that is obviously jobs unemployment than national unemployment rate is very hide nine point 1% however in the African American community it's sixteen.
Point seven very quickly David what is the if the answer here.
The answer here is that the black community needs to look beyond just the political parties.
Look -- -- frankly more of a Tea -- -- self reliance asks less from government.
Family structure economic and education.
What do you -- -- clearly disagree we need more from government TARP money should have metal construction at all.
Your money is a better -- money should have never gone to big business big business of -- sitting on two trillion dollars they could have they don't want the government involved we should have never gotten involved should've -- -- Jackson Hole and taken care of their own.
Business we gonna do that 700 billion dollars we -- -- we should've been three and a half years into bullet trains three and a half years -- revitalize our communities.
Prosperity and -- is literally yeah.
You know how He got you -- great points you've -- so I would got to leave it there thanks so much for coming in Arab Dellums and what we're gonna weren't coming back we're gonna duke it out again do that meanwhile --
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