Have any members of “The Squad” ever been forced to sit in the back of a bus because of their race? Have they been denied the right to vote since the Women’s Suffrage Movement a century ago? Do you think they’ve ever had to drink from separate water fountains or use different public restrooms than whites? Maybe they’ve been hosed down by firemen to prohibit their freedom of speech to protest. Perhaps, I’m unaware that they’ve had growling German Sheperds sicced on them by a racist democratic city commissioner. Maybe the 1963 Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy has somehow evaded their paychecks. Just maybe Affirmative Action, designed by black republican Art Fletcher, and implemented by republican president, Richard Nixon hasn’t given them opportunities to excel in higher education, though they’d be the only ones. The truth is “The Squad” owes America, our president and every little minority girl that looks up to them an apology.
Since when has female empowerment become about embracing anti-Americanism and victimhood as opposed to fighting for female advancement? Look, despite my political differences with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her girl band “The Squad,” I can’t help but to imagine the positive impact freshmen congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mi) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Ma), could have on minority little girls that not only look like them, but look up to them. If they spent their time and energy encouraging little girls to take advantage of the unique opportunities America offers, rather than hatin’ on the country every chance they get, they’d do more to help those girls succeed than they’re doing now. I’m always amazed when minorities reach the pinnacle of success in America then turn around to tell their community that they can’t do it because a white bogey-man will stop them at every turn.
I’m not naïve. Racism and sexism in America will always exist in the hearts of a handful of individuals. That won’t change on this side of eternity no matter what law legislators dream up. But thanks to our Constitution and its amendment process, neither racism, or sexism in America is an impediment preventing minority women from becoming successful.
Consider “The Squad” themselves. In a nation of approximately 325 million people, these four women belong to the most elite and powerful group of 535 people in the entire world, the U.S. Congress. To put it into perspective, including both the upper and lower chamber, there’s one congressman or woman per every 607,477 Americans. That’s power! Yet, all Ocasio-Cortez and her 3 sidekicks can do is stir up derision amongst Americans and talk about how oppressed they are as “women of color.” Give me a break!
In fact, despite the left-wing spin from the author, even the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/business/economy/minority-women-hispanics-jobs.html) admitted in a recent column titled “Minority Women Are Winning the Jobs Race in a Record Economic Expansion” that Latino and black women ranked first and second respectively in employment rates over the last decade. “Hispanic women between 25 and 54, prime working years, have jumped by 2.2 percentage points since mid-2007, the eve of the Great Recession. That’s the most of any prime-aged working group. Black women came in second, adding 1.6 percentage points.” Additionally, according to U.S. Census data dating back to 2011, black women are slightly out pacing white and Asian women in earning college degrees.
Instead of telling minority girls how oppressed they are, “The Squad” should be telling them how far we’ve progressed as a society. They should be telling them how blessed they are to be an American despite our past. They’re doing these girls a disservice by driving this false narrative that their skin color and sex will hold them back from achieving their career goals.
These ladies aren’t oppressed! They’re propagandists. I wish they’d use their platforms to tell little girls how they made it big in America instead of telling them that they stand no chance in America.
Carl Jackson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California by his mother and father until the age of 11 when his mother died unexpectedly of a chronic illness. Carl attempted to find his way as the youngest of six who were lost without the strength of their matriarch. He moved back and forth between L.A and Orlando, FL trying to find his way in life. With the help of family and friends, he was introduced to hard work, faith and family values. However, as a struggling teen he wandered down the path of least resistance, finding himself jailed twice and with a child out of wedlock, he had to fight to raise.
By the grace of God and insistence by his brother and friend, he attended an Evangelical church and found that there was a better way. Once he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, he began to develop a greater desire to understand who God is and why it mattered. He began to see that the cultural dependence on government promoted by Democratic leaders in his community rejected dependence upon God. As he studied America’s history, he discovered for the first time that despite America’s flaws, particularly slavery, God used our Founding Fathers to create our Constitution within the context of the Bible and world history. It’s divine and exceptional nature is undeniable.
It was during his newfound love for American history that he discovered the Democrat party perpetuated slavery, formed the KKK, and fought against the civil rights of minorities. With this hidden history, Carl was launched on a journey to help people of all races and backgrounds discover facts of America’s true past, as well as realize the benefits of utilizing their God-given gifts and talents which far outweigh any benefit from a government subsidy or program.
Carl is committed to persuading people of faith to get involved in the political process. Essentially becoming more than just pew warmers for Christ. Secondly, he has a goal of divorcing minorities, particularly blacks and Latino’s, from dependence upon the Democrat party — big government. He’s dedicated to communicating conservative values in laymens terms in order to reach constituents that the right has either been unable or too afraid to reach.
Today, Carl resides in Orlando, Fl with his wife and daughter. He’s a radio host for iHeart Radio, Orlando (AM540WFLA or Newsradio 93.1FM) where his show airs on Wednesday and Friday from 7-8pm. Additionally, Carl is a contributing columnist for TownHall.com, World Net Daily (wnd.com), TheConservativePundit.net and BlackCommunityNews.com. Lastly, Carl is a political analyst on television for Orlando’s Fox35WOFL.
If you’d like more information on Carl, or if you’d like to contact him for an interview, or even listen to archived shows check out his website at carljacksonshow.com, follow him on Twitter @carljacksonshow, or like him on FaceBook at carljacksonradio.