MindspillLast week when Billary was courting the “Hillbillies” of W. Virginia, she stated that she has the blue collar voters supporting her & that Obama could not get them in his camp. The media spread this as most of us see this to mean; that she has the white voter & Obama did not have the pull to take it away from her.

This week, I was listening to my favorite NPR program: “News & Notes” & Jay Andersen of Average Bro blog on the “Bloggers Round Table” segment, questioned why Black American voters  get sifted in to just being black, while white American voters get sifted into many descriptive classifications such as:

  • Soccer Mom
  • Nascar Dad
  • Working Class
  • Blue Collar Worker
  • Middle American
  • Moral Majority
  • Evangelical
  • Etc….

Then he cleverly asked why we Negoroes get one classification; “BLACK”!

Today after having lunch with Suite Suzy & Sade, a bit aired on the radio on how Billary is dividing people with her blue collar appeal & that made me think.

Suite Suzy is a soccer mom, we are a middle class (but somewhat ghetto) family, we both were once blue collar workers & we are both Democrats, who happen to be Black.

Do we count for anything else other than being Black? Why are we always just Black? If you are Black & have climbed the later in life professionally or socially, we are still just Black.

A Black man in a Beamer, with a Brooks Brother’s suite on in Manhattan pulled over by the NYPD is just a Black man & next beat down or shooting victim. They will not see his power, they will not see his accomplishments, they will not see that he runs a fortune 500 company; they will see A Black Man, A Misfit, A NIGGER.

Am I going overboard? Maybe, maybe not but history & my experience speaks for itself!

Photo Credit: Taken by Chomchom | Entitled “Angela