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Poor Whites Should Ally With Blacks
Racism is stupid. Racism is evil. But, enter the great white racist hope of the Republican Party and America elected him president. He won every white demographic including college-educated white women despite his record of sexual harassment. To show his gratitude he has become even more openly racist.
Poor white Americans are particularly attracted to racism, but this is at their peril. As I pointed out in my book, “Leave the Rat Race to the Rats”, they are being duped by Republicans and should really ally themselves politically with blacks. As I state in my book:
“Poor white Americans have been manipulated politically by divide-and-conquer through white backlash, (white backlash - backlash by white racists against black civil rights advances). There are clever Republican propagandists who have convinced many white people, especially poor white people, that the government or the Democratic Party favors blacks over whites.
How ridiculous! Blacks have higher unemployment rates, higher mortality rates, get lower wages, suffer greater homelessness, receive inferior education, worse healthcare and more.
Poor white people have no advocates on their behalf because they are poor. Now if they were middle class, that would be a different story. Black politicians are better for poor white people because they are generally the only advocates for poor people.
As mentioned before, instead of helping white poor people, ruthless Republicans depend on using white backlash as a distraction. It works too because they have become experts at it. But poor white people had better realize that white backlash will not put food on their table, provide healthcare for them when they are sick, will not bring their jobs back from overseas, protect them from exploitation when they work at Walmart and so on. They have got to realize that poor black people are not their enemy. The white poor need a living wage too. They are politically impotent like black people too.
by Michael Irving Phillips
Hidden in the cracks of our society
Our technologically advanced society
Growing in numbers
Growing more visible
But growing weaker
For who now defends the poor?
Is that a worthy cause no more?
Who now cares about their plight?
Who gives a damn?
Who'll take a stand on their behalf?
Not bleeding hearts, in disarray
Around their chests, the traitors,
Most now have tourniquets
Fastened by little embroidered alligators.
Politicians with their silicon chips
Compute the votes
Too few to matter
Besides fund raising dinners
Are a hundred dollars a platter.
Not nascent Christians, alas
With hypocritical piety
Busy building Babels
Or trying to widen the eyes of needles
Through which to let camels pass.
Compassion, you see is out of date
"Disregard those poor unfortunate
They have themselves to blame
Off my back
Stay out my way
With that philosophy
I'll be rich someday."
"Charity begins at home."
Is the biblical justification
If Heaven is filled with Christians like these
Give me the brimstone and damnation.
But poor people, do not despair
Though deserted by traditional allies
For the cavalry is here
The black cavalry is here
Though undermanned and overmatched
Black leaders still stand fast
No retreat to acquiescence
Experienced fighters to the last
Experienced in their many battles
To the rescue
To the rescue
Of not just the poor
But also to the conscience of the nation.