Out of all the different voting groups, one in particular has a chance to redeem themselves. As many in America and probably around the world have witnessed, African Americans have been protesting in full force (or maybe that's how some media outlets are reporting it. Hint: MSNBC, CNN) for their right not to get shot by cops. A legitimate protest but not if you take into account the fact that the people shot, strangled and killed were not saints to begin with. Regardless, there is definite anger in that community. A community which has voted for one political party since the days of the cold war onward. Here's why this should change.
First of all, voting entirely for one side will get you nothing but false representation of affirmative action poster boys. The way to advance a cause politically is to have leverage against both sides. If you put all your eggs in one basket, that leverage quickly disappears. You become a very useful tool but nothing more. For the Democratic Party, the Black vote is as certain as 'written in stone'. The only time they matter is prior to election day. Successful groups, on the other hand, such as the Jews or powerful industry players like tech, energy and foreign lobbies heavily fund both sides. This way their questions are answered regardless of who wins. If these groups were to only fund and vote one way, they would be about as powerful as a teenage protester publicly beaten by his mother.
Another reason why the African American community needs to stop their unconditional loyalty to the left, is that the left is preoccupied with causes that the majority of African Americans do not agree with: feminism, gay rights, government funded sex change operations, mandatory child support. And even the lefts economic plans hardly help the community at all. Let's dissect this a little further. The social causes from the left which are heavily funded by rich white groups that belong to their respective communities and couldn't care less how Compton is doing, have annihilated the Black Family Unit. Feminism and Child Support has destroyed the Black Family Household, which has the highest rate of single mother households. Many of the black men are actually in prison because of unpaid child support bills. One of them recently got shot trying to escape from it.
Even economic policies that look good on paper such as raising the minimum wage may not help the black community. Sure such archaic plans might relieve some pressure if people tackle the problem from both angels. Say, if the minimum wage is raised by $2-$3, theoretically it should elevate many from the poverty line and those families would have a better shot at reaching the middle class. But in reality this is naive theoretical thinking mixed with a Hollywood happy ending story line. Families preoccupied more with consumer culture than with reaching the middle class is the elephant in the room not tackled by these policies. Raising the minimum wage is lobbied by rich billionaires so that the poorest parts of society can continue to buy their useless products. These lobbyist, know that the extra $2 will not go towards the purchase of healthier food or a college fund but to a more expensive pair of sneakers or a head set.
To put it bluntly, the biggest profiteer from raising the minimum wage would be the high end escort that blows Michael Jordan. She can now charge more. Almost the same price as getting shit on in Dubai. The hypocrisy doesn't stop there. The left loves to attack the church. And more often than not they are correct. However, you will never, ever see a leftist movement in America attack black churches. While guys like Bill Maher or other liberal talk show hosts will have long segments of bashing the Catholic Church and the 'crazy' Evangelicals, they will then invite black preachers to discuss not only black topics but everything in general. The black churches are responsible for a lot of the problems in the African American communities. Where ever there is poverty and ignorance, the church or any religion for that matter flourishes. And black churches are swimming in a pool of ignorance.
One of the biggest problems that has decimated the African American community is young black women constantly getting pregnant. It is politically incorrect for the left to attack black churches, so they keep tying it up to education, birth control and other government funded programs in order to lobby for more funding. The truth is, however, that black churches preach stuff like "you shouldn't have sex until you're married" and yet constantly close their eyes to young black girls with three or four fatherless babies. And instead of discussing personal responsibility, they spent most of the time bashing the system. Is the system responsible because a black teenager cannot keep her legs closed? That the same girl spends $500 on headsets. Is the system responsible that her "boyfriend" left since he can't pay child support but has $1200 in debt worth of new Air Jordans?
The system is not responsible for these occurrences. While the system is responsible for incarceration rates and just like any complex network of rules has its own problems, cherry picking convenient statistics and blatantly leaving out the elephant in the room, will not help the community and it will definitely not get others outside the community on your side. No matter how much time 24/7 news channels spend on covering the protests, it will not change the fact that there are plenty of families who use common sense, responsible spending and join the middle class, making it hard for people to buy into "the racist system".