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JACKSON: Black Leaders Have Sold Out

Raynard Jackson | 4/24/2013, 9 p.m.
Once again the Black community has been shown how irrelevant they have become in the U.S.
Raynard Jackson

Can somebody please explain to me how the media touts polls that say 65 percent of Americans support homosexual marriage, yet 30 states have laws on the books that define marriage as between a man and a woman? The math doesn't add up. Even in the Bob Johnson poll, the Black community was split, with 42 percent saying marriage should be restricted to a man and a woman. When asked if equal rights for gays are the same as equal rights for Blacks, 55 percent said no, 28 percent said yes and 17 percent were unsure.

So, to my many readers, don't believe all the bogus polls about how America supports amnesty for these illegals—because they don't. Remember, these are the same polls that said the criminal background check bill would past the Senate last week.

Even within the Republican Party, there are varying positions on these issues, but the point of the town halls is to show that there are many opinions within the Black community on these issues. As I have often said, Republicans never engage the Black community even when they agree with the party on certain issues. As Reagan once told me, "my 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy."

If the Republican Party deals with some of these issues, then we might be able to say, "My 93 percent enemy can become my 20 percent friend."

Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/government affairs firm. He can be reached through his Web site, www.raynardjackson.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @raynard1223.