There has been no "quid pro quo" for the Blacks who put candidates into public office. This results primarily from the fact that the dominant White society controls nearly all aspects of government and it will not let government be used to help Blacks. The reality of the political process makes it easier for the candidates to bury themselves in the business of taking care of the general public's business rather than proposing issues and programs to specifically improve the qu
What does our election boycott do? It removes from the government and state any hint of legitimacy, establishing the truth that the possession of political power is important. Failing to obtain political support from Black people, the government and state would be unable to predict the Black vote and would be forced to develop other strategies.
At the same time, our election boycott promotes that regardless of the degree of Black politial involvement, Black conditions rema
During the enslavement period of Blacks in America, the Meritorious Manumission Act of 1710 was enacted in Virginia. It was the legal act of freeing a slave for “good deeds,” as defined by the national public policy, and could be granted to a slave who would do one of four things:
1. The slave who saved the life of a White person.
2. The slave who protected the property of a White person.
3. The slave who invented something from which a White person could make a profit.
Today as we remember our dear brother in his last speech, Dr. King said “Always anchor our external direct action with the power of economic withdrawal”. He also talked about the need to “redistribute the pain” with boycotts against Corporate America. This means that when you have mass protests and marches, you also have to have Economic Boycotts to put pressure on your adversary. The mass protest draw attention to the problem, galvanize support around the issue so you can th