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This iReport is part of an assignment:
- “Why USC and not a black college, Dr. Dre?”, More Likely, Why Should Dr. Dre do this when the Traditional Black colleges have failed?
- Both Candidates for Mayor of Los Angeles Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti have the Endorcement of Past and Present Black Elected Leaders who are deceitful, hypocrites, and most of all a disgrace to the essence of what it means to be elected officials!
- The Only Individuals Fooled by Obama are Morehouse College Graduates and Other Uniformed Individuals who Respect this Charlatan. President Barack Obama is a liar and a disgrace to the Office of the Presidency!
- Unlike far too many U.S. born Black leaders or other prominent Blacks, other ethnic groups are less likely to betray his or her own community, heritage, trash a career, or be so un-American, deceitful, dysfunctional, and/or treasonous!
- Makia Smith you definitely have more sense than many Black elected officials, black lawyers, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, many Black police officers, and misguided Black nationalists!
The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost. Past and Present Day Elected Black leaders have been so dysfunctional and treasonous to the Black community, that now these individuals face rejection.
Past and present day elected black leaders have been so dysfunctional and treasonous to the Black community, that now these individuals face rejection. This time major demographic shifts will end the days of blacks holding office in the 9th District, Compton, etc., etc., just to bounce from one elected office position to another to be gainfully employed at the expense of the best interests of U.S. born black men and women, to whom each of these elected officials are mandated by law and sworn under oath to serve.
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The Chickens have Come Home to Roost as stated by Malcolm X is definitely on target. This time though instead of being directed at Caucasians, the assailants are in fact, past and present day elected black leaders, and the primary group being victimized or who have consented to being “hoodwinked/bamboozled” by their own elected black leaders are U.S. born blacks.
The black community has kicked itself to the “curb and beyond”, by continuously voting for individuals who are U.S. born and black too, but who disgrace the essence of what it means to be an elected official.
In 1963, Gilbert Lindsay was chosen to fill a seat in South L.A.'s 9th District and a black power base took root. Now, a big demographic shift could upend the political landscape.
by David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
5:07 PM PST, February 22, 2013
Los Angeles reached a benchmark half a century ago when the City Council's first African American was appointed to represent the area then known as South Central.
Gilbert Lindsay, a former cotton field worker and city janitor, was chosen in 1963 to fill a vacant seat in the 9th Council District, which covered part of South Los Angeles. The appointment helped make "The Great 9th," as Lindsay took to calling it, a hub of black political clout.
Two generations later, with the seat open and the March 5 election approaching, the area that gave birth to historic South Central Avenue and the city's black middle-class culture has a far different political landscape. It is nearly 80% Latino. Tiendas and carnicerias line its boulevards. And for the first time since the hard-fought gains of the civil rights movement, voters in the coming months could elect a council member who is not black.
What that might mean, and whether it matters, has been a whispered topic in the campaign to replace Councilwoman Jan Perry, who is leaving after 12 years.
Some point to U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson, an African American lawmaker who represented south Los Angeles County and lost her seat last year to Democrat Janice Hahn, who is white. If no black candidate wins in the 9th, it will be "powerful blow" to the existing black power base, said Dermot Givens, who has worked on campaigns of African American candidates for two decades.
"For the black community, [the loss of a black council seat] is the bad medicine they'll have to swallow to get to reality and help themselves," he said. "Because the reality is, we've lost a lot of political power."
For decades, African Americans have held on to three of the council's 15 seats, even as the black population declined. With Perry running for mayor, the field of possible replacements is composed of three Latinos, three African Americans and a Japanese American, each of whom is trying to reach across racial lines.
Latinos are the overwhelming majority of residents, but African Americans still make up more than 40% of the district's voters, according to data provided by Perry's office. That means a black candidate in the district "needs to be very attuned to the Latino community and vice versa," said Raphael Sonenshein, head of the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State L.A.
That's evident on the campaign trail. Former council aide Ana Cubas, whose family is from El Salvador, frequently highlights her support from former Councilwoman Rita Walters, who is African American and succeeded Lindsay. Former state Assemblyman Mike Davis, who is black, talks up his promotion of a Salvadoran stretch of Vermont Avenue.
Schoolteacher Ron Gochez, who is both Mexican and Central American, points to his work with Latin American and African American students in the heart of the district. And Deputy Police Chief Terry Hara, who is third-generation Japanese American, has touted his endorsement from Connie Rice, an African American and one of the city's most prominent civil rights advocates.
The cross-cultural efforts have produced awkward moments. At a candidate forum last week, state Sen. Curren Price, who is African American, welcomed the audience with a genial buenas tardes, or good afternoon or evening. Since it was around 10:30 a.m., some in the crowd laughed.
The candidates largely describe race as incidental to the election, saying voters in the working-class district simply want someone to bring in jobs, fix sidewalks, pave streets and get a handle on illegal dumping. "They're not looking for a black candidate or a Latino candidate," said Price, whose Senate district stretches from Watts to Century City. "I think they're more sophisticated than that."
Still, candidate Manny Aldana said he has heard voters specifically bring up the topic of ethnicity and mention that "it would be great to be represented by a Hispanic or a Latino." "I say it's not about that," he said. "I'm asking them to vote for me because I've lived here the longest, longer than any other candidate."
Curtis Andrews, a 52-year-old handyman who is African American, said he's witnessed the area's demographic transformation firsthand. He understands why some of his Latino friends say they're more likely to vote for a Latino candidate.
"You want to vote for someone you can connect with," he said.
Others said race is irrelevant to the election. "The people who vote may be different races now," said James McCowan, 24, an eight-year resident of South Angeles. "But that doesn't mean they don't want the same things."
Last summer, council President Herb Wesson told a group of black ministers that if they came together "as a people," they could replace Perry with "someone who looks like you, who looks like me." Wesson, the council's first black president, has since endorsed Price.
Since then, a surge of special-interest money has been spent on Price's behalf. But the candidate who has raised the most for his campaign is Hara, who has worked three decades in South Los Angeles as an LAPD officer. Hara, 55, stresses his ethnic roots, referring to the time his parents spent in a World War II internment camp. He is upbeat about his chances, even though a tiny fraction of the district is Asian.
"I'm extremely encouraged by the warmth I've received when I've knocked on doors," he said.
Not far behind Hara in the money chase is Cubas, who describes herself as a child of immigrants living the American dream. Cubas was chief of staff to Councilman Jose Huizar last year when the council stripped much of downtown, and its wealth, from the 9th District, moving it into Huizar's territory. With redistricting a sensitive subject on the campaign trail, Cubas has portrayed herself as a minor player in the decision.
Other candidates span the spectrum. Gochez is a self-described socialist who fought the LAPD's practice of impounding cars belonging to illegal immigrants. Davis, a lifelong Democrat, has been walking precincts with U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, an influential South Los Angeles leader. Former council aide David Roberts, who is African American, has key ties to the business community.
At a candidate forum last week, Roberts said the district's issues revolve around class and quality of life, not race. "It's about 40% unemployment, about not having a grocery store ... and other services," he said.
Gochez, 31, accused his opponents of glossing over persistent black-brown tensions that he's sought to address with his high school students. "A majority of people want to get along and a majority of people do get along," he said. "But unfortunately tensions do exist, and we're trying to combat them."
Times staff writer Laura J. Nelson contributed to this report.
Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times
“For decades, African Americans have held on to three of the council's 15 seats, even as the black population declined”
The black population has declined because past and present day elected black leaders have failed to competently serve U.S. born black men, women, and his or her siblings, which has contributed to driving U.S. born blacks out of the black community and into extinction.
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Past and present day elected black leaders, such as President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson, Sen. Curren Price, Assemblyman Mike Davis, 2nd District LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, 10th District LA City Councilman Herb Wesson, 9th District former LA City Councilwoman Jan Perry, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, etc., etc., have been so busy being deceitful, being carpetbaggers, misrepresenting the essence of what it means to be an elected official or public servant, “selling out/betraying” the best interests of U.S. citizens, especially U.S. born blacks to serve their own selfish interests, bending over backwards to serve the Democratic Party, outsiders and “undocumented illegal aliens”, to the extent that as a result of regressive policies and bad leadership, that there are not enough U.S. born black people in many of these jurisdictions, formerly predominated by U.S. born blacks, but taken over by illegal aliens and their anchor babies from around the globe, to elect a black elected official.
President Barack Obama and Obama Administration’s mission to circumvent the Constitution and the “oath of office” to promote amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens, will make it even easier for illegal aliens/anchor babies to become citizens, become registered voters, to increase the odds that U.S. black elected officials no longer hold office in the 9th District, and other jurisdictions around the U.S.
These treasonous no good elected black leaders and other disgraceful public servants, who fit the description, won’t be of any great loss and won’t be missed.