Yesterday, the Republican National Committee announced
it was forming a Black Advisory Board in North Carolina. Chairman
Reince Priebus said, “We are fortunate to have this accomplished group
of leaders to help guide our engagement efforts in North Carolina. Their
knowledge and roots in black communities across the state will be
invaluable as we share our message of empowerment and expanding access
to the American Dream.” However, just last February, that same state
passed one of the most restrictive voter ID laws
in the nation in light of the Supreme Court essentially gutting the
Voting Rights Act of 1965, a law that seems to target African American
voters. Once the Black Advisory Board is formed, what are some of the
suggestions they can put to the RNC?
10) Getting Don Yelton on The Daily Show at least once a week.
9) Having more than one voting machine for every 100,000 black voters would be really nice.
8) Plantation-themed Election Days in black districts may not be such a good idea.
7) Muzzled attack dogs? Just an idea.
6) DNA test on black voters to determine any evidence of Caucasian ancestry may not be cost-effective.
5) Suspension of loyalty oath to uphold ideals of the Confederacy and the abolition of the 13th Amendment.
4) Fliers sent to African American voters to please stop laughing when we ask them for vote for Republican candidates.
3) Black Advisory Board shouldn't need to take Underground Railroad to convene meetings.
2) Seriously. Make them stop laughing at us.
1) Return of a civics test may be counterproductive when it's shown Tea Party voters will get the lowest scores.