Allen West: The Other Legacy of Selma


Let us remember that this year is also the 50th anniversary of something else- The Great Society programs of President Lyndon Johnson — what is that legacy?

Well, just look at Selma. Since all of this attention was on Selma this past weekend, “Local leaders also plan to use the moment to highlight the current plight of Selma, which suffers from high levels of poverty, unemployment and violent crime. To that end, Rep. Terri Sewell, an Alabama Democrat whose district includes Selma, is taking Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on a “listening tour” of three of the city’s public housing sites.”

We know high poverty rates and the number of food stamps recipients, lack of better education opportunities, decimation of the family, and higher unemployment rates in the black community have skyrocketed over the past 50 years — and very much exacerbated in the past six years. We reported here during Black History Month about the genocidal-like numbers of abortions in the black community.

So my question is simple: why aren’t these the issues of concern from “black leaders?” No one is disenfranchising the black vote – as a matter of fact, the SCOTUS ruled as it did because of the incredibly high numbers of black voters. Doggone, the only folks seen at a polling location trying to prevent voting were the New Black Panthers in 2008 — an incident dismissed by the first black attorney general.

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