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Jay NixonWith friends like the Democrats, black people don’t need any enemies.  The latest Democrat poster child comes from Missouri, where Governor Jay Nixon delivers metaphorical lashes to his black constituents. As The Beacon reports:

For the first time since 1971, there will be no African-Americans serving on the nine-person board [UM Board of Curators]. Each hails from one of the state’s nine congressional districts, and all require confirmation by the state Senate. There also is a non-voting student representative.

The only African-American curator that had been on the board,  Cheryl Walker, is officially off now that Nixon on Tuesday named her successor, former state Sen. Wayne Goode of Normandy, who is white. Both reside in the racially diverse 1st congressional district, where past African-American curators often — but not always — have resided. (All but one have come from the St. Louis area; the exception was one African-American curator, Angela Bennett, from Kansas City.)

It’s just as well that Nixon put a stop to black representation at the university level, since blacks have one of the lowest college and university entry rates in America.  That’s certainly not Nixon’s fault.  It is black peoples’ fault for continuing to support Democrats like Nixon, however.  It’s pretty clear that Democrats care more about the teacher’s union, than they do about educating blacks!

For the few lucky blacks who do manage to dodge the Democrat gauntlet of underachievement established for blacks and who manage to enter higher education in Missouri, it is refreshing to know that there will be nobody to represent them.  Nobody to represent what unfortunately are the unique problems for blacks in education, like chronic underachievement.

What’s the big deal anyway?  White Democrats have proven that they know more about “the black condition” than blacks. They must, since they get 95% of the black vote, the reward being for black achievement. Blacks lead, per capita, the highest high school dropout rates, lowest high school graduation rates, lowest college entrance rates, and lowest college graduation rates. Democrats in Missouri have done such a great job in the St. Louis school system that it ranks right up there with San Quentin, Ralway, and Pelican Bay[1]–some of America’s best penitentiaries.

Jay Nixon is demonstrating what white Democrat politicians have showcased for years:  Total disdain for blacks.  Nixon happily accepts the black vote during election time—knowing that vote is a given—then completely disregard blacks after the polls close.

Missouri blacks don’t get a pass on this. Blacks shout how important education is, and when we lose representation for education…crickets.  But the silence is only because Nixon is one of so-called “good guys”—a Democrat. 

Democrat icon LBJ, founder of The Great Society conspired in Congress, “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”

I’d say that LBJ has done his part in giving blacks, “just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”  Further, I’d say that Nixon is taking a page right out of LBJ’s playbook.

Democrats like Nixon have proven their non-commitment to education, as described in this article in STL Today:

Missouri is one of four holdouts against a nationwide push to build common standards for reading and math in U.S. schools.

Such national standards, advocates say, would hold all states equally accountable, allow students moving between states to arrive in new schools prepared to learn, boost school performance across the country, and make the U.S. more competitive in the global market.

A spokesman for Gov. Jay Nixon said the governor was not necessarily against national standards. Rather, the issue has a lot to do with timing.”

Translated:  Missouri does not want to compare education to the rest of the country.  They certainly don’t want to compare the education of Missouri education for blacks!  The education system in America for blacks couldn’t be worse if it were designed by the KKK!  Wait a minute…it WAS!

Here’s the wrap:

school_to_prisonIf Nixon had been a Republican, the fact that he doesn’t have a black representing education would be all over black radio stations, and likely would be national news.  There is no such outcry, because Democrats have bought and paid for their black voters.

Republicans have a different approach and can be proud of our part in the struggle for black freedom.  Like most people who do things for the right reason and not for political expediency, we don’t go around bragging about simply doing what is right. Perhaps we should.

Republicans do not put a limit on black achievement, and know that blacks possess limitless potential.  

Republicans have supported school choice initiatives, an initiative overwhelmingly supported by blacks. Democrats vote against school choice overwhelmingly, choosing to support the teachers’ union instead.  Who can blame them? There’s money in uneducated black people, and look who controls the classrooms!

I can see why Governor Nixon didn’t want black representation on the University of Missouri’s Board of Curators.  Can’t have blacks witnessing first-hand how the Democrats have destroyed and are continuing to destroy the black community with substandard schools and education. 

Nixon’s move is reminiscent of a time in history when Democrats forbade blacks from learning. Like I said, with friends like Jay Nixon, black people in Missouri don’t need any enemies.

That’s my rant!

© 2009 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved


[1] • Number of black men enrolled in undergraduate college programs in 2007: 870,000
  • Number of black men incarcerated in federal state or local prisons in 2006: 837,000
  (U.S. Census Bureau and Federal Bureau of Prisons)


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