4/11: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E Williams debates whether the concept of black political power actually helps black Americans.
Ask any black person which political party has been black people's political ally. With near unanimity, blacks would answer the Democratic Party.
My argument has always been that the political arena is largely irrelevant to the interests of ordinary black people.
The bottom line is that only black people can solve our problems.
The law is designed to protect everyone equally.
Whoever becomes the next president, whether it's a Democrat or Republican, will mean little or nothing in terms of solutions to major problems that confront many black people.
Black leaders stress the importance of political power and getting out the vote, but we might ask how important political power is to the ordinary black person.