Mostly White Audience Shows Up for GOP African-American Outreach Event in Detroit


Mostly white GOP crowd.

If you don’t believe that the Republican Party is the party of old white men, then you should have been in Detroit, Michigan last week. In a city which is mostly black, the majority of those who turned out for a Republican African-American outreach event were white.

Senator Rand Paul was invited to Detroit to open the party’s African-American Engagement Office. But the GOP’s efforts were overshadowed by the number of white people who did show up versus the number of black people who didn’t. The event really shows just how much work the GOP has ahead if it’s serious about winning over more black support.

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said that winning over a larger share of the black vote is essential to the GOP’s success. To follow up on that effort, the RNC set up an African-American Engagement Office in Detroit, hired a local radio personality to head up the effort, and even launched a Michigan Black Advisory Council, but it obviously wasn’t enough to stir black people to turn out.

As MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow rightly noted last evening, the GOP may’ve had better luck if Sen. Rand Paul hadn’t been invited. If you remember, Sen. Paul straddled the fence on whether he would have supported the Civil Rights Act at the time of its passage.

In all honesty, if Republicans are looking to increase the number of minorities within their ranks, this was an awful first effort. It could have been worse though. The GOP could’ve attempted to entice blacks with fried chicken and watermelon. Thank goodness for small miracles.


Didn't even hear about such a meeting & it probably was on the outskirts of Detroit Mi.


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"Why The Black Caucus Looks The Other Way On Immigration Why The Black Caucus Looks The Other Way On Immigration By Joe Guzzardi on May 9, 2003

"....I met once a few years ago with my Congressman, Julian Dixon. He said he would check into it. He has done nothing. What he HAS done is vote against every bill that would help my and his race of people. He now refuses to meet with me.

"We, black Americans are being displaced in Los Angeles. We are being systematically and economically replaced.

"And the next time somebody tells you that the illegals only takes jobs that blacks won't do, just remember that WE were doing those jobs before the illegal got here.

"AND in places of the country where there is not yet a problem with illegals, you can STILL get your grass cut, your dinner served, your dishes bussed and your hotel room cleaned.

"Funny how in those places Americans are doing those jobs."

During the question and answer, Anderson said that "racist" groups like MALDEF, LULAC, MeCHA and La Raza, had Congress' attention.

But, asked Anderson, "Who speaks for us? Who speaks for our children?"

Jackson-Lee had no answer. At the end of the 1999 session, Jackson-Lee approached Anderson with her hand outstretched. "I don't think I'll shake your hand. You're not listening to us," Anderson said.

Roy Beck added his perspective. "You have to remember that the demographics are shifting very fast," said Beck. "At least half of the Black Caucus members represent districts whose make-up is one-third or more Hispanic."

"But," Beck continued, "I just don't think the Black Caucus realizes the full extent of the harm they are doing to blacks. The Black Caucus is vaguely aware but chooses not to dwell on it. The reality may be too painful."

In his book The Case Against Immigration , Beck devoted two chapters to the consequences of mass immigration for blacks.

During our talk, Beck said that the economic fate of black workers during the recent thirty years is the same as it has always been during periods of high immigration: jobs become scarce and wages go down.  "After years of steady improvement, economic and social conditions for blacks citizens have deteriorated substantially since the 1970s," said Beck. (See the recent report by the Economic Policy Institute, "The State of Working America" . Roy Beck stressed the importance of looking at the Black Caucus failures in a historic light.

"Just as blacks were poised to take advantage of the civil rights laws of the 1960s, the flow of foreign workers to the highest wage cities in the North and West blocked them. The difference between this era and past eras is that black leaders—Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois as well as dozens of black preachers, scholars and journalists vehemently denounced the arrival of European, Mexican, Chinese and Japanese workers."

Beck added that the pro-immigration advocacy of white groups adds insult to injury to blacks. "Blacks have already repeatedly been displaced, overwhelmed and intimidated by European immigrants. Now we're asking them to sit still for it again from Mexicans—here illegally, no less?"

Concluded Beck, "Anything that stands in the way of economic and social progress for blacks is not acceptable under any circumstances."

Alas, Anderson and Beck's message has not gotten through to the Black Caucus—especially to Jackson-Lee who has just introduced H.R. 1830 , the Earned Legalization and Family Unification Act.

This poisonous bill translates into amnesty, in-state college tuition and, potentially, a long feed at the public trough for lawbreakers.

Terry Anderson knew four years ago that Jackson-Lee wasn't listening.

But he never suspected she was stone deaf."


After initially undercutting U.S. citizens for wages, now that illegal aliens outnumber U.S. born Blacks, these same illegal aliens have unionized to demand higher wages than the wage scale that these individuals uncut U.S. citizens from the job market with.

Illegal aliens from around the world are not taking over any U.S. born Korean, Jewish, Caucasian, Chinese any well established American born Hispanic community such as East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, etc., like what has taken place in communities formerly predominately by U.S. born Blacks such as South Los Angeles, Compton, Inglewood, etc., etc., and/or communities going through major demographic shifts from predominately U.S. born Black to illegal alien, such as Oakland, New Orleans, Atlanta, Detroit, New York, etc., etc., all because of a failing elected Black leadership and a divided and unsophisticated U.S. born Black community.

YouTube:  "Diane Watson - Race Baiting Political Whore" TheWatchdog, Jun 6, 2006  

What a deal, illegal aliens come into the Black community to sell Crack Cocaine, undercut U.S. born Blacks for wages to displace them in employment, are on the mission of using a “green light on the killing U.S. born Blacks" perpetrated by illegal alien gang members, along with a treasonous Black elected leadership, is sending the Black community to the gallows!


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"Why The Black Caucus Looks The Other Way On Immigration Why The Black Caucus Looks The Other Way On ImmigrationBy Joe Guzzardi on May 9, 2003 at 12:00am Topic:  Off Topic                          

[Joe will be in the Terry Anderson Show this Sunday, May 11, 8 p.m. PST. Click here  for local stations and web access]

Of the dozens of mysteries that surround Congress' adamant avoidance of the immigration issue, none is so bewildering as why the Congressional Black Caucus looks the other way. Mass unskilled immigration has a particularly dramatic impact on their constituents, the most vulnerable  of Americans.

When I read a new report by the Children's Defense Fund that found that more black children—about one million—are now living in extreme poverty than ever (a 40% increase since 2000), I was reminded once again of the Black Caucus' extraordinary dereliction of duty.  

The Black Caucus has sold out black Americans. Even though black families live in poverty throughout America, the Caucus is content—eager, in fact—to import more poor people who will compete head-to-head for jobs at the lower end of the economic scale.

Legal and illegal immigration has undercut blacks from the jobs they once held in meat plants, service industries , and on construction crews . In many cases those were union jobs  that paid good wages with full benefits. Now those jobs go to illegal aliens who work for pennies above the minimum wage.

Yet from the Black Caucus nary a peep is heard.

For an explanation of this betrayal of blacks by blacks, I contacted two experts—one black, Terry Anderson, who hosts California's most popular Sunday evening radio show [8], and one white, Roy Beck, Executive Director of and author of the excellent book The Case Against Immigration. 

Before calling either, I went to the Americans for Better Immigration website to check the Black Caucus immigration voting records.

On the website, Congressmen receive report card grades on amnesty, chain migration, worker protection, etc. The grades are for "Career" votes and "Recent" votes from January 1, 2003.

As an example, Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has an A+ for both "Career" and "Recent."

Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez has an F and F- .

The Black Caucus average grade is F and F. Without question, the Black Caucus votes in support of higher levels of immigration at every opportunity.

I asked Terry Anderson to explain it to me. His explanation:

"Racism, in a word. The disdain and distrust that the Black Caucus has for white America is so great that it is willing to sell the black community out in a heartbeat. The Caucus will take a brown face over a white face any day. If you think for a minute that any Black Caucus member is going to take sides with the all-white immigration reduction leaders, you're dreaming."

Anderson suggested I watch his 1999 Congressional testimony  to then Chairman of the Immigration Sub-Committee Texas Rep. Lamar Smith  (A+ and B+) and Black Caucus member Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Grades F and F ).

Jackson-Lee tipped her hand at outset by warning the witnesses - who had traveled 2,000 miles to testify about illegal immigration's impact on their daily lives - not to paint immigrants with "a broad brush" and to avoid "bashing."

"We are all God's children; we all come from somewhere," said Jackson-Lee.

Terry Anderson testified that illegal aliens have overwhelmed his once-quiet South Central Los Angeles neighborhood.

Then, referring to the pro-illegal aliens lobbyists, Anderson went on:

"They won't tell you how skilled black workers in Los Angeles can no longer apply their trade. Body and fender, roofers, framers, drywallers, gardeners, and now even truck drivers. They won't dare tell you about all of the race riots in our schools where the blacks are told to take their black asses back to Africa. Even the news media has refused to tell of this while we know that they are aware or it. There is NEVER a mention of all of the billboards in Spanish and how Chevron is now advertising in Spanish on English language TV.

"The illegals won't hire us and won't buy from us. But still our elected black officials won't help us........


I'm not buying into the Immigration " myth". If people come here and cannot speak English very well, and open up a business and prosper then more power to them. I cannot imagine myself going to a foreign country and accomplishing that. And this is mostly about the Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc., coming here with such success. The Latino's, and Mexicans are encouraged to come here under very dangerous circumstances to work in the fields, hotels, restaurants, etc., because it is very profitable for big business that does not have to pay them minimum wage, nor benefits. That is why the Gov., keeps pretending they want to control the borders, when truth be told they don't.

I do think the Black Community, should do more to have their own business's, and be able to prosper. They need more programs such as Grants maybe, and more help from banks regarding loans to start up business's. Something is clearly amiss when you see the Black Hair Industry being owned by others then African Americans. There needs to be more done to have Black Business prosper in this country, and to have more Black owned Business. It is clear the leaders in this country are not furthering those goals.


There's some good. points being made regarding immigration employment. but we also have to factor in immigrant businesses around our major cities and. rural communities like hotels, food restaurants, hair weave stores, Laundromats, fueling/gas stations, landscaping, construction contractors the list goes on with so many turnkey, franchise businesses being ran by immigrants most immigrants generate their own employment .., Whereas the (sly grinning) Bush administration put it employment has increased in the major cities for minorities even though the conservative movement was fase-ing out the union & government working jobs held by their oldest minority groups... Where I often wonder how Jim Jones could (lead) take a group of African Americams to an island & have them drinking the koolaid...


Just like Detroit is under state control., NYC is under Albany influence where the city's African American community. It's the same with Tallahassee's stand-your-ground state law. Alot of these major cities are being politically infiltrated by the Backdoor confederate state lawmakers & the self serving democrat city council members... You ask yourselves why are the minority populated cities making budget cuts and funding going to rural communities...


The GOP/tea bag morons, are a racist, anti-women, anti-poor, anti-humanity party of HATE. Raise the Minimum Wage and destroy the country is their IDIOTIC slogan. They are for the Rich, White, people in this country ONLY. I should say Rich, White Men Only. They are thieves who now want your Social Security, because they have spent it on Wars. All the money taken out of every check your whole life, with NO INTEREST PAID, and now they are saying OPPS! It's Gone, and Lying to you by calling it " An Entitlement Program" . Right, they think they are entitled to steal your hard earned money. Figure out how much money they take every month, & times that by 40 to 50 years to see how much they have stolen from you. With No Interest remember.


Not buying that the government makes provisions, subsidies or grants for certain immigrants to monopolize restaurants, hotels gas stations, etc?... That's like believing this Detroit republican group is actually interested in the city's Democratic community... They'll only manipulate (outreach) policy to the detriment of the current residents...


@CarolParks are you serious???? do some homework........want to know how many democrats voted for the passage of civil rights in the 50's when it was presented???......ZERO....that's a book every now and them...guess what was the leading source of black child death and abortion in the early part of the 1900's....Planned Parenthood...which was started by  Margret Sainger and Woodrow Wilson who were both Progressive LIBERAL Democrats///if you (being a white girl on this site want to slam people...look to your own party....what is really funny is the whole Rand least he wants to help...where are all the democrat senators coming to save the hood?????? that's what I thought


Anything that the Repukes are involved in, is suspicious to me. Not that The Democrat's are angels either. But, the GOP are always in it for money & power ONLY. I was trying to say that more help should be available to the Black Communities.


Bill Thurnau, I know my history well. And I also know this is 2013, not the past. Everything I said is correct. Just as Mitt RobMe was caught saying only the rich are what matters, and corporations are people, the most racist people in this country are the Repukes/Tea Bags. It's not exactly a secret. Watch Fake Fox Lies. Everyday, & night they promote the destruction of the poor, & the middle class. Every story on there is against people of color. They championed George Zimmerman, & said he was a hero. Need I say more? Our President has had more threats on his life then any other President. And it's not because of his policies. These A#######s don't want a man of color in the White House. Doesn't make any difference what the Repukes did back in the 1960's, over 50 years ago. What matters is TODAY. If you want to hear real racism, hatred, and pure Evil, listen to Sean Hannity. He is the Devil himself. Rand Paul, & his Dad from Kentucky, have affiliations with the KKK. Ron Paul ran a very racist paper there back in the 1990's. He also said The Civil Right's Movement was a mistake, & he was against it. Yes, I do believe you are the one who needs to study current affairs, along with history.