There’s a very non-PC joke that reads: After a raucous White House party on January 1st 1863 to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln, who has a serious hangover, wakes up on January 2nd, looks at his wife after she relates the events of the previous day, and says, “I freed the what?!”

As absurdly amusing as that joke is, it contains a grain of truth. Black Americans were granted de facto freedom by the Union victory in the Civil War and de jure freedom by the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. But, really?

For since then they’ve been held in thrall one way or another by one group. From the dirty deal of the 1876 election and the subsequent Compromise of 1877, to the Klan, to Jim Crow, to the Solid South, to lynching, to the Great Society, and currently to the terrorists of Black Lives Matter, one organization has worked ceaselessly to keep Black Americans down and out. That malevolent force is the Democrat Party. When will blacks be emancipated from their slimy clutches?

Just taking into account history of the last 75 years, before the Great Society black and white illegitimacy rates were approximately at 20 percent. Today it is 24 percent for whites and 70 percent for blacks. This is the direct product of Democrat and Johnson administration policy to make many Black Americans reliant on the state, as opposed to the family, for basic sustenance.

As the late Walter Williams said about the inner city education system, a system run by Dem school boards and teacher’s unions, “If you were the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and you wanted to sabotage black excellence in Baltimore, could you find a better means to do so than the public school system? I say no, you couldn’t…For somebody to do well in school, somebody needs to make him to go bed on time and get a good 10 hours of sleep. Someone must make him do his homework. Somebody must feed him breakfast in the morning and somebody must make him mind the teacher. If those things are not done, I don’t care how much money you put in the school system, education will not occur.” The best somebody to do that is the intact nuclear family. It is that institution that Democrats have tried to erase from the black way of life in America, thus ensuring generations of black poverty.

Williams again, “Here’s Williams’ roadmap out of poverty: Complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen. Among both black and white Americans so described, the poverty rate is in the single digits.”

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Thomas Sowell, another eminent black scholar and with Williams one of the most brilliant men this country has ever produced, added, “If you want to see the poor remain poor, generation after generation, just keep the standards low in their schools and make excuses for their academic shortcomings and personal misbehavior. But please don’t congratulate yourself on your compassion.” Democrats ooze false compassion towards blacks. The proof is in the results.

Thus when will Black Americans be emancipated from Democrats? When will they be allowed to leave the political plantation and fully take part in the American dream, a course they were on until the Great Society?

The ironic part is that Democrats not only pose as a party that has the best interests of Black Americans at heart, they paint Republicans as racists. To find the real racists Democrats, from the inception of that noxious political party to today, need only peer into the mirror.