After Georgia Democrats took again each of the state’s Senate seats thanks largely to Black voters, The New York Times’ Sunday Review part declared “Black Power Is Here” in giant daring letters on the very high as columnist Charles M. Blow made his case for a “reverse” Great Migration.
“In effect, Black people could colonize the states they would have controlled if they had not fled them,” Blow wrote. “In the first census after the Civil War, three Southern states — South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana — were majority Black.
“After centuries of ready for white majorities to overturn white supremacy, it has fallen to Black individuals to do it themselves,” Blow continued. “I’m unapologetically pro-Black, not as a result of I consider in Black supremacy, which is as false and reckless a notion as white supremacy, however reasonably as a result of I insist upon Black fairness and equality.”
Around 6 million Black Americans left the South and moved to urban centers elsewhere from 1915 to 1970, the U.S. Census Bureau says.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock speaks to labor organizers and the media exterior a labor union’s workplaces in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 5, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
Blow praised Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock of Georgia for being the primary Black senator “popularly elected by a majority-Black coalition.” He attributed Warnock and fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff’s victories to Stacey Abrams’ get-out-the-vote group Fair Fight in addition to an increase in Georgia’s Black inhabitants by greater than 250,000 individuals between 2010 and 2016.
“With this election, Georgia became the model for how Black people can experience true power in this country and alter the political landscape,” Blow stated.
However, Blow slammed northern cities for purporting to have shed racism whereas mistreating Black residents.
“For decades Northern liberals have maintained the illusion of their moral superiority to justify their lack of progress in terms of racial equality,” he wrote. “The North’s arrogant insistence that it had no race problem, or at least a minimal one, allowed a racialized police militarism to take root. It allowed housing and education segregation to flourish in supposedly ‘diverse’ cities. It allowed for the rise of Black ghettos and concentrated poverty as well as white ﬂight and urban disinvestment.”
Meanwhile, Republicans are attempting to diagnose what went mistaken through the Georgia Senate runoffs.
Fox Nation host Lawrence Jones sounded off at Republican pundits for downplaying the specter of socialism in an look on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday.
“I’m so furious and the punditry over these last few months [for] telling the audience that socialism had zero chance,” Jones stated. “They kicked their tail in Georgia. And everyone should be furious in this audience that you had congressmen, people that are supposed to be political insiders, lie to them on national TV and tell them they didn’t have a chance.”
Jones stated he was “on the ground months ago warning people to look out for the Black vote in the state” — a demographic that finally helped Warnock unseat incumbent Kelly Loefller with the next turnout than within the 2020 presidential election.
Fox News Yael Halon contributed to this report.