Shimmy over to AOL, look to the left of the window and you’ll see a link to a site titled, ‘Black Voices.’ Don’t bother scrolling down, you won’t find a ‘White Voices.’ That’s because, as some blacks will tell you, the whole of AOL already IS for white voices. This isn’t true. AOL features stories on everyone. Black Voices, however, only features stories about black folk. And white racists, which according to the BV audience, includes Republicans, conservatives and those God-Awful-Tea-Partiers.
Black Voices pretends to be like FUBU: for us (blacks), by us (blacks). In reality, Black Voices is for a certain kind of black person, one of the liberal persuasions. Black libertarians like me don’t really belong on BV–course that doesn’t stop me from popping in from time to time to elevate my blood pressure. In fact, the BV audience doesn’t even believe in black libertarians. When I post, I’m accused of being white (I’m half) or enchanted by the white masses. Over on BV, everyone knows that any thinking black person is a Democrat, who believes in welfare, hates the wealthy white, loves Obama and loathes Bush.
Seems to me that the site should be called Angry Black Democrats who Hate White People. But I guess that’s just too long of a URL. So instead, Black Voices continues to lie to its viewers by pretending to be a site where all black folk can have a voice.
Head over to the site right now and you may see the titillating headline: “Is Michelle Obama a Snob – Or Are Racist Republicans Jealous of Blacks with Wealth and Power?” It is a thought-provoking piece, to be sure.
Do you know that Black Voices didn’t even post about the Tea Party Express conference a few weeks back, which comprised a group of some very famous black conservative leaders? I would think BV would be proud to showcase successful black leaders. Nope.
While angry, black liberals remain in denial, more blacks–those offended by things such as affirmative action and needlessly tossing out the race card–continue to think for themselves, whether democrat or republican, refusing to remain a voting block for democrats simply because they were told to. Sadly, most of them do their thinking elsewhere, since BV’s made it clear that it only wants certain kinds.
My point? If Black Voices really gave a damn about the black voice, they’d seek out conservative black writers to regularly post about articles relevant to both the black community and this much bigger one that we all share: AMERICA.