I will be releasing a new single and video ‘The Lesser of Two Evils’ in the next couple of weeks. The song and video will premiere on Friday, September 18. The Lesser of Two Evils was inspired by Malcolm X’s famous analogy of the Sheep, Fox, and Wolf.

Malcolm X warned of Democrats who offered faux-progress and counterfeit diversity to win elections without any real intention for reform. Black people are tired, and the coalition of every color and creed is growing. We are demanding real change to our criminal justice system and policing. Will Biden deliver real change, or is he just another smiling fox? He asserts that “Our problems will never be solved by the white man. The only way that our problem will be solved is when the black man wakes up, clean himself up, stand on his own feet and stop begging the white man, and take immediate steps to do for ourselves the things that we have been waiting on the white man to do for us. Once we do for self then we will be able to solve our own problems.”

The analogy is often used to explain the interdependence of black Americans to the Democrat Party. I will be voting for the Biden Harris ticket in the 2020 presidential election, but is Biden just another “smiling fox?”

So, the challenge to the Biden campaign is clear, to demonstrate to America, particularly African America, that his administration is not another “smiling fox.”
The Biden campaign must accept this challenge as real and substantial and attune itself to the litany of African American leaders, intellectuals, activists, and community voices who have launched this critique. Michelle Alexander, for example, famed author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, wrote a piece back in February 2016 titled “Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote,” in which she argued that Hillary Clinton was linked to the politics of Bill Clinton’s administration that decimated the Black community with policies ranging from his crime bill to his welfare reform legislation.

Biden and his campaign need to demonstrate that they are aware of these critiques and have assessed the shortfalls of the Democratic Party in addressing racism in American as well as their complicity with perpetuating and intensifying it. More than words, they need to show some concrete, material steps they are taking to address it.

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