The concept of selling out the Black race in America can only be accomplished by someone who is supposed to have an allegiance to the race. The allegiance usually comes in the form of political figures that claim to be representing Black people at some governmental level. The civil rights organizations are also complicit for their disregard of Black rights.
The sellout comes as someone knowingly commits an act to betray the community or sells out the interests of the community as a whole. This is the state of Black politics in America today. Corrupt politicians have shown a total disregard for the constitutional rights of Black America for the last 40 years. I only speak of the 40 years because I have lived the behavior of Black politicians during this time and it has been atrocious.
The concept is really very simple. Only someone you have placed your trust in can sell you out. Black America has had great trust and dependence upon Black politicians especially in the Democratic Party. The sellout has been accomplished by those who claim to be representing Black America as political representatives.
The sellout is accomplished by making sure the Black America cannot participate in the free market system that is the basis of America. The 1980’s and the 1990’s saw Black America denied access to technology that could have substantially improved their educational and economic conditions.
Where were the civil rights organizations to speak up for those who civil rights were being violated on a continual basis. They are the other part of the sellout. This violation was confirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court but was ignored by civil rights organizations such as the NAACP, the Urban League and the ACLU. Those who fail to acknowledge the constitutional rights that were being violated were those who are selling out Black America. It is not just one person but entire organizations and groups that sell you out. Remember you can only be sold out by those who you trust.
I can speak of the cable television industry, because of my direct involvement, that during the 1980s and 1990s was both a major media power source and a major financial and capital investment. By locking Black America out of this multibillion dollar investment Black politicians were able to give entrance into this lucrative field to their friends and benefactors who were rarely Black.
In Los Angeles the cable television license that served the Black community was given to Eli Broad, a billionaire contributor of Mayor Tom Bradley. This rich contributor thereby controlled all the rights to free speech and press that existed within the Black community of Los Angeles. The ability to educate ourselves was denied. How has that worked out?
One of the key leaders of the sellout, in Los Angeles, was Mayor Tom Bradley. Tom Bradley was mayor of the City of Los Angeles from 1973 to 1993. During those 20 years Mayor Bradley did absolutely nothing to benefit the Black community and did everything in his power to limit the access by the Black community to civil and constitutional rights that were guaranteed to them by the Constitution. He had major public structures named after him and is often revered by the media as a leader of the Black community and of the Black political growth over the last 40 years. That is what happens when you do not control the media you must consume.
Tom Bradley has been held up to the public as a trusted and supportive character. This is both a lie and a perversion of the behavior of Tom Bradley during his tenure as mayor of the City Los Angeles. The only identifiable thing that you can find involving Tom Bradley and the Black community were the riots of 1992 over police brutality.
No people can truly be free if they do not have the power to use the First Amendment to speak freely. There is a reason why it is the First Amendment. Tom Bradley was the essential element on behalf of the City of Los Angeles for limiting the rights of Black Americans in South-Central Los Angeles to access cable television as being the modern technology that existed in the 1980s and 1990s. The violation of Supreme Court rulings and the continued violation clearly shows that the Black leaders that existed within the city Los Angeles were working the sellout. They did not care at all that Black America was losing their First Amendment rights and its right to a free press to address the issues that were necessary within its own community.