In recent years some nationally prominent Black leaders have complained
that they resent being known as Black leaders, they say they want the
world to know they are capable of leading anybody. Rather than
demonstrate that leadership by leading their own people to the
necessary levels of self- sufficiency and competitiveness, these
leaders have abandoned the critical issues facing Black people and have
begun to chase an ambiguous romanticized notion of alliances with other
Is Barack Obama more worthy of Black "loyalty than any other Democrat?" The answer is no - Black America should not "purchase a lemon" just because the "seller looks like us." Obama has mastered the fine arts of bullshitology, while avoiding issues of core concern to African Americans in order to make white people feel comfortable. Although no worse than Hillary Clinton, Obama is no better either, on war, health care, the economy, mass incarceration or affirmative action. Why should Black America vote for a man who proclaims "there is no Black America?"