SPEECH QUOTE: “You are the one who sent Kennedy to Washington. You’re the one who put the present Democratic administration in Washington, D.C. The Whites were evenly divided. It was the fact that you threw 80% of your votes behind the Democrats that put the Democrats in the White House. When you see this, you can see that the Negro vote is the key factor. And despite the fact that you are in a position to be the determining factor, what do you get out of it? Democrats have been in Washington, D.C. only because of the Negro vote.
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X (1925–1965), was an Black-American Muslim minister and Human Rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of Black Americans and a man who indicted White America in the harshest terms for its crimes against Black Americans.
DESCRIPTION: When Black Americans gave 80 percent of their vote to the Democratic Party in 1964, Black activist Malcolm X called them “political chumps” and “traitors to their race” (See video below). Clearly, Democratic policies have contributed to family breakdown, maintained under performing urban schools (with no opt out for parents) and have promoted “tax-spend-and-regulate” economic policies that have resulted in a level of unemployment described as “unconscionable” by Representative Maxine Waters, (Democrat, California), a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
“They’ve been down there 4 years and all the legislation they wanted to bring up they brought up and got it out of the way, and now they bring up you. You put them first and they put you last, cause you are a chump… a political chump. (huge applause).
“In Washington, D.C. in the House of Representatives there are 257 who are Democrats. Only 177 are Republican. In the Senate there are 67 Democrats, only 33 are Republicans. The Party that you backed, controls two-thirds of the House of Representatives and the Senate and still they can’t keep their promise to you, ’cause you’re a chump. Anytime you throw your political weight behind a political Party that controls two-thirds of the government and that Party can’t keep the promises it made to you during election time, and you are dumb enough to walk around and identify yourself with that Party, you are not only a chump but you are a traitor to your race.”
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