Attention Talking TeeVee Pundit Heads and White Male Dominated Media Charles Barkley is NOT the messenger.On https://t.co/ytdertc5Ry NOW Media&Pundits made the #AlabamaSenateRace seem unwinnable.Yet we maintained that if the #BlackVote were mobilized & made aware of the stakes, & if Rainbow coalitions were built, TOGETHER they would turn out&deliver a VICTORY. Call 866.594.HOPE #KHA pic.twitter.com/mTOJorpgt3— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) December 17, 2017
Like black women all over the country, who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 at a rate of 95 percent, in Alabama a whopping 98 percent of black women chose Jones in this week’s election. Overall, black voters have tended to pickmore progressive candidates when presented with facts and good media coverage. But as many have pointed out, the Democratic Party has often taken the concerns of black women for granted. Charles Barkley, who stumped for Jones, made an excellent point hours after the election during a CNN interview. Rather than targeting Trump, Barkley wisely called out Democrats. “They’ve taken the black vote and the poor vote for granted for a long time. It’s time for them to get off their ass and start making life better for black folks and people who are poor,” he said. “This is a wakeup call for Democrats to do better for black people and poor white people.”You won't see this on TeeVee or in #TheMedia
Alabama Democrat Doug Jones was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday by a mere 21,000 votes. That margin would have been much larger if Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, a strident partisan Republican, would have taken steps to inform his state’s voters than thousands of ex-felons were eligible to vote under a 2017 state law.