As the midterm elections approach, prominent Democrats are struggling to connect with black voters who are fed up with runaway inflation, out-of-control crime and the relentless influx of illegal aliens. In a 2021 interview that went viral again, rapper and actor Ice Cube explained that black Americans haven’t really gained much after decades of voting Democratic.
Ice Cube sat down with journalist Graham Bensinger last year for a conversation in which he said the Biden administration has so far failed to meaningfully commit to its “contract with the ‘Black America’ – his manifesto which offers a ‘blueprint for achieving racial economic justice’.
“They did nothing to act on it. I had a conversation with an assistant to the president, but no conversation with the president. No further movement,” he said. “We are still working though.”
Asked about the backlash he received for his meeting with President Donald Trump, Ice Cube said people assumed black people were unconditionally loyal to Democrats.
“I just don’t think people understood exactly where I was coming from. And people are really used to seeing black people go to one side, to the Democratic Party,” he said.
“We’ve been doing this for a long time as a people and we haven’t really won as much as we should. And I think it’s important to engage with both parties, not just one party, because if the party you’re engaging with doesn’t respond, you don’t have anyone to turn to.
Ice Cube Says Biden Still Hasn’t Told Him About His Black America Contract…. pic.twitter.com/zRVjcGRrrg
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As Breitbart News reported, Ice Cube accused Democrats in 2020 of sidestepping his “deal with black America,” saying the party told him he would address the issue “after the election.”
He said the Trump campaign told him about the initiative and, as a result, “made some adjustments” to the campaign’s “Platinum Plan” – a roadmap for economic, educational and financial investments in black communities. .
This midterm season, Democrats are struggling to connect with black voters, whom they’ve taken for granted for decades.
As Breitbart News reported, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) is struggling to garner the same level of support among black voters against Republican challenger Hershel Walker as he did in the 2021 special election. .
Stacey Abram (D) is also struggling to attract black voters in her second bid to become governor of Georgia.
A recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution a poll found that only 79% of black voters support her compared to 85% of black voters she garnered in the last election. Four years ago, Gov. Brian Kemp (R) won the support of 3% of black voters, but now he’s voting at 10%.
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