March 19, 2011

Our Politicians Ain't Post-Racial Yet -- Just ask Jack Davis (R-NY)

Jack Davis
Unemployment is terrible in the Black community. So, I was ecstatic when I learned that an independent candidate for Congress in New York was willing to explore unique ways to get jobs for inner-city African Americans.

Of course, my joy at this uplifting news was immediately drained when I heard the rest of the story ...

It turns out that some rich businessman ... Jack Davis ... who is running for congress up in Buffalo (NY) suggested that Latino farm-workers be deported out of the country so that Black folks from the inner-city could be transported to replace them in farms. [SOURCE]

Davis, who has made several runs for the House as a Democrat and Republican, made similar statements in 2008. "We have a huge unemployment problem with black youth in our cities. Put them on buses, take them out there [to the farms] and pay them a decent wage; they will work," he said then.

The special election for congress is set for May 24. I tend to think that Davis won't get much electoral support from the Black or Latino community in this election.


msladydeborah said...

Isn't it sad that Davis doesn't have the good sense to realize that poverty has no racial identity? There are plenty of people who might be willing to go and do some agricultural work because we all need money to survive.

Villager said...

Lady D - Davis was a fool, but he did help the Democratics win this special election ... so he wasn't all bad! :)