NEW YORK (PNN) - May 9, 2018 - Kanye West’s recent pro-Trump comments have sparked a national discussion about race and politics that is threatening the Democrat stranglehold on the black vote. One media voice, black sportscaster Jason Whitlock, empathizes with West’s sentiments and echoed many of his key points.
“I think what Kanye is trying to do is to open black Amerika’s mind to the fact that perhaps we have chosen a bad strategy by swallowing all of the Democrat Party and liberalism whole,” said Whitlock.
Whitlock noted that the black community has not gotten a great return on investment for their generations of fealty to the Democrat Party.
“Our families have been destroyed. Our children lost and confused. Our black men incarcerated and emasculated, and we’ve moved away from the traditional values that have always defined us. I think we’ve made a mistake,” Whitlock said.
Whitlock also took aim at Ta-Nehisi Coates, who called West every name in the book in an op-ed in The Atlantic written for a predominantly white audience, for having the audacity to express an independent point of view. Whitlock claims that people like Coates are around “to keep everyone in line with the groupthink that the only solution is liberalism for black Amerika’s problems.”
“If that were the case our problems would be solved much faster because 90, 95% of us are afraid to even admit that we have conservative values and we have been sold - we’ve moved away from our church. We’ve been the most religious people in Amerika for years, hundreds of years and we’re moving more secular. We’re moving away from the church. Our religion now is liberalism and the Democrat Party is our church and it’s just not working for us,” Whitlock said.
Whitlock maintains that he is non-political, but just sees it as alarming when a race of people are associated with one monolithic political opinion - with serious consequences arising when an individual deviates even slightly from the consensus.
“I don’t really like politics much at all, but if you just say I think (Fascist Police States of Amerika President Donald) Trump has a good idea here, you get kicked out of the black race,” Whitlock said.
“Kanye, I’m sure, disagrees with Trump and the Republican Party and conservatives on a lot of issues, but he’s not willing to cast someone out of the human race just because he disagrees with him,” he said. “If I cast everybody out that I disagreed with I would have no one.”