Prominent Black Leader Calls on Congressional Black Caucus to Disband (Video)
It’s about time.
Michigan activist Stacy Swimp called on the Congressional Black Caucus to disband today. Swimp says the group should start focusing on legislation that helps all Americans not just the black race.
Stacy Swimp is the president of the Frederick Douglass Society.
The National Center for Public Policy Research reported:
In a just-released video, Michigan activist Stacy Swimp of the Project 21 black leadership network is calling upon the Congressional Black Caucus to disband.
Swimp says lawmakers have a constitutional obligation to promote legislation that benefits all Americans and not just particular races, classes or other demographic groups.
“Does America really need a black agenda? Do black Americans need a black agenda? Or do black Americans need an American agenda that works for all of us?” asks Project 21’s Swimp in the video. “America needs an agenda that fits all of us — as parents, as fathers, as wives, as husbands, as sons and daughters. I’m tired of the division from the Congressional Black Caucus.”
Congressional Black Caucus members have recently introduced their own alternative budget proposal, largely opposed the “No Budget No Pay” bill linking congressional performance on fiscal issues to being paid and only “reluctantly” supported the bill that averted potential fiscal cliff economic chaos. High-profile members of the CBC have made headlines for divisive rhetorical vitriol, such as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) saying that “[t]he Tea Party [movement] can go straight to Hell” and Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) calling herself a “freed slave” during the sequester debate on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.