Harrisburg, PA – A Democratic NAACP Rep advocates for people of color to vote for African American judges as a counter to resolve the ill effects of “white privilege” in our state court system. The endorsement was made via fb post, on a platform that has been growing in popularity. Facebook has become a convenient resource for political campaigning. The post was marked with the hashtag #BlackJudgesMatter.
Brandon Flood is very active in the political arena and has a strong following on his personal facebook page. Utilizing fb as his platform, and elaborating on his role with the NAACP, he often makes posts from a pro-African American perspective.
Sometimes the postings of various actors in Harrisburg push the limits of racial boundaries. At some point this practice became socially acceptable as the norm, although more recently these radical perspectives are becoming noticed by critics who come from varying backgrounds.
The Big Sarge Show featuring Brandon Flood:
In the title, the term “livid” is used to help illustrate a double standard. The mainstream networks are publishing reports of democratic outrage over a GOP flyer supporting judges who stand for the flag. Supporting the American flag and our country is a primary expectation of American judges. Perhaps those mainstream reports serve as a distraction to deflect attention from the actual controversy of vilifying white privilege to justify reverse discrimination. No published reports have mentioned the true racial controversy, while they instead focus on attacking the American flag. The term “livid” is a typical feeling experienced by liberals, and certainly republicans are not acting out furiously angry as have the democrats. In this exchange the active critics of the anti-white privilege endorsement remain calm and focused on the hypocrisy of it all.
Initially the posting of Flood’s endorsement, which tagged 77 others, gained the attention and commentary of dozens who support the effort to elect African American judges.
The posting was eventually challenged by republican and moderate pundits who cited prejudice, victim mentality, and double standards. Many leftist who chimed in had counter arguments, often by making emotional appeals that referenced the suffering of blacks due to the perceived injustice of white privilege.
The following exerpts are a sample of the exchange between anti-white privilege supporters and the critics of this endorsement:
Robert Brandt (Big Sarge): White Privilege eh? Why cant we just vote for them because they might be good candidates?
Sean M Guay I would say that this post is a form of extreme rhetoric that divides our nation.
Some would say that Brandon’s post is racist.
It does advocate for the idea of white guilt being normalized.
LaLa Clark: I have been trying to avoid the ignorance on this post but it keeps popping up so I will say this. In reading the original post I didn’t see any mention of voting for anyone over another because of color. In the “black” community there are plenty of people who complain that there isn’t enough diversity and this was an opportunity for them to be made aware that there are qualified people of color running. That is it that is all. Where has the common sense gone… I mean really?? You have a man of color sharing information and his post is deemed racist…. I just cant!!! I’m wondering how many European American’s actually vote based on best qualified regardless of race🤔
Shariah Brown: Robert Brandt it’s really a much longer conversation. But if we keep setting this issue aside it’s the same as ignoring it. 50% of the prison population is black and Latino. Men of color can not raise their families or send their kids to college. If you are not willing to do the work, I can not educate you. Not now. Not on this forum,however, I do love all races, never the less if you won’t be a part of understanding you are a part of ignorance.
Robert Brandt: Shariah Brown And that’s part of the problem. The victim mentality. Lets face it minorities have great opportunity in this country. Moreso than ever before in our history. No one is being ignorant here but to state there is this myth of privilege is the divider in the conversation.
Sean M Guay: I think the post would have been okay without the white privilege part. That idea has become a weapon of the left.
I understand why some white people may be offended by using white privilege to justify reverse discrimination.
Ironically, members of the same democratic party are outraged over a simple GOP mailer endorsing Judges who support the American flag:
Brandon Flood:. Let’s look at the facts here people. There has only been one judge of color elected to the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas in the entire history of the Court. There has only been one judge of color elected to the Pa Supreme Court in the entire history of the Court. In my lifetime, there has never been a judge of color presiding within the York County Court of Common Pleas. Lastly, in the history of the Pa Superior Court there literally has been no more than a handful of judges of color. That said, and I say this with the utmost degree of respect to anyone that takes exception to this post, go f&%k yourselves!
Sean M Guay: The original post does not promote equality or unity.
I’d like to highlight the double standard here.
Imagine if someone posted in favor of voting for white judges to counter the black power supremacy that could be perceived in these politics.
Gerald Welch: Robert Brandt we can never put race to side, because is attached to everything single thing that effects the lives of Black people. Law, Economics, Entertainment, Politics, Religion, Sex, Justice!
Robert Brandt: Gerald Welch Oh so race only effect Black people eh?
Gerald Welch: Robert Brandt race effects all non white people
Annie Hughes: Sean, this an effort for appropriate representation in government, when certain classes of people are traditionally underrepresented.