ACORN’s former CEO Bertha Lewis urged Africans-Americans to support increased immigration as a strategy to gain political power.
“We got some Latino cousins, we got some Asian cousins, we got some Native-American cousins, we got all kind of cousins,” said Lewis, who spoke Thursday at the annual political conference of the Congressional Black Caucus.
“Cousins need to get together because if we’re going to be [part of the non-white] majority, it makes sense for black people in this country to get down with immigration reform,” said Lewis, whose ACORN group was formally disbanded in 2010 after a series of scandals.
Lewis did not mention solidarity with whites, or with people who define themselves as Americans, in her appeal for power.
“Everyone, even all white folks in this country, acknowledge that in a minute, [the] United States of America will be a new majority, will be majority minority, a brand-new thing,” she said.
In 2012, “for the first time ever in history, African-Americans outvoted white Americans. Oooh. That’s the fear of the white man. That could change everything. That’s why [immigration] should matter to us,” she declared.
Lewis got only modest applause from the room of 300 attendees, nearly all of whom were black.
But her appeal for non-white solidarity was backed up by New York Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke.
“What will happen with comprehensive immigration reform will be a new landscape of humanity in the United States of America,” Clarke told the attendees.
“America is a shape-shifter, and based on who’s here, in what numbers and at what time, determines the political outcomes,” she said. Blacks should cooperate with Latinos, she said, adding “we all have skin in the game, literally.”
The racial appeal was echoed by William Spriggs, chief economist at the AFL-CIO. “If we are going to be the new majority, we’re going to have to start acting like the new majority and start setting the new rules,” he said.
Rather sad that this illiterate soul does not know that we all are from the same race; HUMAN. She has a cousin named Barack Hussein Obama who is hell bent on dividing America based on race and punishing white people the very race that freed the slaves and made Civil Rights the law.
How can one so proudly proclaim their stupidity?
Obviously she is as nieve as the rest of the black population that is here now, the dumbA$$ ovomit has set the black community back 200 years with his sons taking the lead,there behavior after the Mr. Zimmerman trial goes to show that whatever steps they may have moved forward in the last 50 years does not exist any more, and to say immigration reform is the answer is just utter nonsense because people are not going to forget the murders they committed were in cold blood,as far as ever being the majority not going to happen,and you are surely wrong about Hispanics.
As out voting give me a break everyone knows the idiot obuma commited voter fraud using his fellow blacks to vote several times and everyone knows that, this lady is living in La La Land. afl-cio as witnesses. The stupidity of these two ladies is mind boggling.
How could a group which comprises about 13% of the population "outvote" a group whose members comprise 79% of the population? Now, they might, though even this is doubtful, have had a higher percentage turnout; but there is no way that they produced more votes...unless, of course, ACORN (or Democrats) counted the ballots. ;-)
She is, obviously, "smoking crack"! Or just lying. Either way...
Another racist still using the slavery arguement she was never part of. I would sure like to know how many bales of cotton she picked for her "massah". After a while, the continuing saga of fighting the Civil War, as is the same as the muslims still fighting the Crusades, only now they are using modern weapons, is getting to be too much. The only slavery I know of is what the muslims do. If the "black" people think they have it bad, they should try this: . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_and_war#C.C3.B3rdoba_revolt_.28...
Remember, the only good muslim is a dead muslim. Semper Fi!