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White minority rule in New York

Alton H.Maddox | , Jr. | 4/12/2011, 4:40 p.m.

With no reparations on the horizon, Blacks will simply continue to be political caretakers for whites. We have no communities and no special interest groups. As Dr. Martin L. King Jr. had predicted, Blacks are living in chaos and not in communities. Politics is a mirage.

The NYPD is a belligerent, occupying force designed to employ terrorist tactics to maintain the status quo and to protect private property. Its presence in the Black colony guarantees an impediment to Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Mayoral control of schools to advance Black children is a fraud.

Against this backdrop, the plight of Latinos is similar to the plight of Blacks. Neither group has leaders that are concerned about the plight of its people. The difference between Black leaders and Latino leaders is that Black leaders are wedded to the Democratic Party, even if it means supporting a Latino governor and a Latino majority leader in the New York Senate. Even though the Black "community" is disorganized and dysfunctional politically, I would bet anything that it would not tolerate two Black rogue politicians turning their backs on the Democratic Party simply because there was a Latino governor and a Latino leader of the New York Senate. State Sens. Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate are "D-minus" politicians who are self-promoters and incapable of engaging in critical or moral reasoning. They do not want to upset the status quo. Instead, they are seeking a return to it. In New York State, it is abnormal for a Black Protestant and a Black Roman Catholic to be members of the "Gang of Three."

It has been said for years that any candidate for an at-large position in New York must visit the 3 I's; namely, Ireland, Israel and Italy. When Paterson became the lieutenant governor, the "Gang of Three" consisted of Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Everything was quiet among Black and Latino leaders.

The problem is even more glaring in New York City, where white minority rule rules the roost even though the majority population consists of Blacks, Latinos and Asians by a long shot.In New York City, it is the "Gang of Two" that makes all municipal deciions. The "Gang of Two" consists of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn. White minority rule operates in New York City like it once operated in South Africa. New York City is a police state,as is set forth in the New York City Charter. The governor can remove both the mayor and the police commissioner if they refuse to back up the police. The problems in New York City and New York State are structural.

This problem will continue until the so-called minorities in New York start acting like the majority and start to understand how to exercise their balance of power. Dr. Carter G. Woodson highlighted this problem in "The Miseducation of the Negro." Blacks, Asians and Latinos should read this book in addition to Dr. Amos Wilson's "Blueprint for Black Power."