Political Irony: A Sign of the Times
By Ron Powell
Historically, the majority of white people in America have voted for Republican candidates in the belief that the economically, politically and socially conservative republicans would see to it that black progress would not encroach upon white lives, white livelihoods, and white life styles. Since the advent of the Civil Rights Movement more than forty years ago, the expectation was that the Republicans would keep black people at bay economically, politically, and socially, to ensure that blacks would not take away all to which whites felt entitled, or all for which whites felt that they had worked and thus earned. Now, the country has turned to a black man, Barack Obama, in the hope that he will do, for them, precisely what many whites had repeatedly voted for, and elected, Republicans to not do for black people.