Former NBA player Kwame Brown had some things to get off his chest a few days ago, and it was epic. In fact, the athlete has been on a tear lately, torching everyone from Stephen A. Smith to Matt Barnes to Jemele Hill in various videos.
But it was his comments about “woke” Democrats that first caused Brown to go viral. In a fiery rant, he said: “You fake woke n*groes man, y’all, y’all are the worst thing to the black community.”
He added: “You fake woke n****s won’t allow independent thought, because I don’t care who you vote for. I ain’t never cuss nobody out for voting for the Democratic Party, I ain’t ever called anyone a coon or a disrespectful name, none of that.”
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He continued: “You motherf***ers are, you guys that do that, not all Democrats do that, but the guys who do that, y’all are the new version of the KKK. White folks don’t got to do nothing. You all are the new version of the KKK because you try to intimidate.”
He didn’t stop there. “You try to exile black folks and you try to cancel them because they don’t agree with you and that’s sad,” he concluded. “You act like you doing something righteous for doing that, ‘the Democratic Party is our people!’ So, you going to hurt another black man for the white people that you like? You a fool.”
Brown, who was the first number one pick to be chosen straight out of high school also referred to Democrats failing to explain their policies.
“Motherf***er’s crazy. Can’t talk one policy, can’t say one thing. Look here, I said a long time ago. I got people calling my phone all the time. I got, I don’t know how the hell all these people get my number, the Democratic registry and all this s**t. ‘Are you voting for Joe Biden?’ I say, well what is his policies? ‘[inaudible] you can go online,’” he said.
The former basketball player also noted that voting for Democrats has not yielded positive results for the black community. “You been voting for the Democrats this whole time, well so have I and everybody else and what do we have to show for it? ‘Well, you know, they try to combat racism.’ Well, why the fuck they ain’t do it in 60 years then?” he observed.
Of course, this is just the first of many videos Brown has made lashing out at high-profile individuals. But despite what many think, he is not the only black man who has expressed similar sentiments. More and more, black Americans are becoming less satisfied with a party that claims to support their interests while doing next to nothing to help African Americans despite enjoying 90 percent of their votes.
It’s yet another indication that the GOP has an opportunity to start making inroads with black voters – many are openly expressing the fact that they are ready for something different. The question is: Will the former Party of Lincoln listen?