Emery McClendon: Using “Blackspeech” Instead of Blackface to Skirt a Charge of Racism?

This week the National Action Network, an Al Sharpton event, was held.  Almost every Democrat contender running for President in 2020 attended, and spoke.

Representative Alexander Ocasio-Cortez was no exception.

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Cortez took the floor and stirred up the attendees by resorting to “blackspeech” as she addressed the crowd.

Just like Hillary Clinton did in Alabama as she used the words of the late Rev. James Cleveland, Cortez put on a stellar Black slow accent as she spoke.

It would seem like her address would have been offensive to those hearing it as she spoke down to the mostly Black crowd, and told them that it was okay to do menial and ordinary jobs.

That in itself should have been enough to draw criticism because she made it sound as though Blacks should not seek to achieve anything better.

Even though she referred to herself as having progressed from the job of Bartender to now making history as the youngest elected U.S. Representative in Washington DC.

Throughout her slow carefully crafted “blackspeech” she instead drew applause and smiles from those who heard her.

I wonder how the attendees would have responded if she had also used blackface to illustrate her point.

Could this be the new Democrat strategy to avoid a charge of racism from the Black community?

Let’s start our stopwatches and wait and see.

Emery McClendon

Emery McClendon of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is married to Queenie, they are the parents of three sons. He served in the U.S. Air Force, the Indiana Air Guard, is a former Ft. Wayne Police Reserve Officer, Allen County Sheriff Deputy, and Indiana State Trooper. He is a life member of the DAV. Emery organized Amateur Radio communications for the national Glen Beck Rally For The Troops in 2003, and founded Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day www.armad.net. After visiting the White House in 2007 he became involved in politics as a speaker, Tea Party Leader, and state coordinator for Tea Party Patriots. He organized the Fort Wayne Tea Party Rally with Dr. Alan Keyes, the keynote speaker. He received the Americans For Prosperity / Rightonline 2010 "Activist Of The Year" award, The Amateur Radio Dayton Hamvention Special Achievement Award, The Madison County Indiana "American" Award, The Indiana Distinguished Hoosier Award; and a U.S. Flag was flown in his honor at Flallugah, Iraq. Recipient 2010 Americans For Prosperity "Activist Of The Year Award" www.armad.net Contact Emery at armad07@yahoo.com.

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