Quanell X, the latest leader the New Black Panther group may not seem as the kind of person who would give his support to Donald Trump in the upcoming elections.
And the reason for this is even more appealing.
Despite African Americans’ loyalty to the Democractic Party for decades, the black community has seen little in return–especially from the White House. Quanell X believes it is time for blacks to “reexamine” their relationship.
The Independent Journal Review reported that in one of his latest speeches, Quanell X said:
Let me say this to the brothers and sisters who listened and watched that speech. We may not like the vessel that said what he said, but I ask us to truly examine what he said, because it is a fact that for 54 years, we have been voting for the Democratic party like no other race in America.
And they have not given us the same loyalty and love that we have given them. We as black people have to reexamine the relationship — where we are being pimped like prostitutes, and they’re the big pimps pimping us politically, promising us everything and we get nothing in return.”
Quanell X’s vitrolic rhetoric and message bears a striking resemblance to that of Trump. Which begs the question–is Trump really that politically incorrect in many of his statements, or are they simply true but hard to swallow?
Quanell X rightly points to the Democratic party’s failings in looking after their most loyal constituents. But when Trump does the same thing, he is pegged as a narrow-minded opportunist.
At what point are we going to stop cringing from political incorrectness and instead applaud the truth when it is spoken?
The job of the president or leader is to step up when action is demanded and to contradict everything that may harm this country.