The Washington Times online has a front page article about the Congressional Black Caucus and whether or not they would deny the possible applications of two white Democratic candidates running in majority black districts to join the CBC.

While the CBC has had honorary members, the CBC is re-affirming its blacks-only policy for full voting privileges. One CBC member has said the white candidates are using “political ploys to bolster their image with the black constituency they are seeking to represent.”

White supremacists would say: “Oh it’s ok for blacks to have an exclusively African-American congressional caucus but what would happen if some white Members of Congress created the Congressional White Caucus? They wouldn’t be allowed!”

A minority caucus is created to defend minorites from the inevitable tyranny, expressed legislatively, of the majority. Whites are fast becoming minorities in some states like California. Will we one day see the need 30 or 40 years from now for a Congressional White Caucus to protect a minority from the inevitable tyranny of the majority black and brown citizens of the United States? Only time will tell.

In the meantime, the CBC has become increasingly powerful — and increasingly corrupt — with a tension between pro-business blacks (like Al Wynn) and black progressives wanting hmmm…progress (like super-cool Maxine Waters). Let’s hope that Detroit Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick can bridge the gap as the next CBC Chair.

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