[Marxism] Fwd: Blame the Black Political Class For Re-Electing Obama's Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago | Black Agenda Report

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Apr 8 14:07:21 MDT 2015


Rahm Emanuel's biggest asset was the overwhelming support of Chicago's 
well-established black political class of preachers, business types, 
“community leaders” and public officials. President Barack Obama himself 
came home to Chicago this year and in 2011 to campaign for Rahm and cut 
commercials for him. Nearly every prominent black elected official in 
town, Democrats all, came out for Rahm, for privatization, for 
gentrification, for austerity, for more of the same. This is the state 
of black politics in 2015, and the reason that Rahm Emanuel carried 
every single one of Chicago's majority black wards.

A career Democrat politician himself, Chuy Garcia could talk about the 
injustice of high stakes testing and privatizing public schools. What 
Garcia simply could not do was explain to black audiences why almost 
every black politician in town including the black Chicago Democrat in 
the White House was riding with Rahm. To do so would have been to 
directly criticize the regime of black urban politics and the policies 
of the president himself, something even the most “progressive” career 
Democrat politicians don't do.

full: http://blackagendareport.com/black-misleaders-re-elect-rahm



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