The ease with which the NAACP and other organizations dismiss the Tea Party debate by crying racism — and the vitriol reserved for those black Americans who deigned to disagree — tells us that the same old racial fault lines remain in this country.

While racial discrimination is nowhere near the insurmountable barrier it once was, we still can’t seem to get beyond the same old paradigms: Blacks must support the Democrats and anyone who thinks otherwise is labeled a racist — something we've seen reprised in recent months regarding Obama.

Why is it that White Americas are allowed to embrace political diversity and to come to their own conclusions about issues, but black Americans MUST move in lockstep with the Democrats? This refusal to allow the black populace to embrace diversity of political thought can only be described as racist.

In many ways, this form of racism is more insidious than the racism of the past — because it is more subtle. Whereas once racists marched down our streets in hoods, now they simply make us feel a terrible sense of guilt for even considering our political options. Even worse, many of our so-called civil rights leaders are willing participants in this subtle form of mind control.

Sadly, many of our so-called civil rights leaders have built their careers around convincing large segments of the black voting populace that they are forever victims of slavery. This is how they came to power in the ’50s and ’60s, and they continue to cling to this outdated message in order to secure their power. These old-school black politicians fatten themselves by feeding the black voting populace a steady diet of fear and victimization. To these leaders, nothing could be scarier than a black Republican because it threatens all of the assumptions they rely upon in order to stay in office.

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