Are blacks important when it comes to politics in America? Hillary Clinton, Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

Are blacks important when it comes to politics in America? Hillary Clinton, Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

There was a time in America the black man can't vote, in the public transport he has to stand for the white to sit down, while he is deprived of many things because of his colour.

Racism was so strong that the Ku Klux Klan were happy to be recognized as a hate group. Hanging and the lynching of black people occurred repeatedly with impunity because the colour is considered inferior.

Like a movie, blacks are killed daily. In fact, it's easy to see the body of a black on the streets of America shot by the police than a white American, so I am now wondering why all of a sudden America politicians are now using the people they once rejected and ignored to solicit for votes?

African-Americans like native Africans had suffered a great deal. They didn't call for slavery but greed and cheap labour America and Europe wanted so much inspired them to invade Africa and captured Africans across the Atlantic to Europe and America as slaves.

Many believe that slavery still exists in many ways after the abolition but the question is: Does it also exist in politics? The recent images of Hillary Clinton with Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z  is another evidence of how black people are used by some politicians and then later the police assassin bullets turn on them.

Just imagine the nature of America's politics now. It's in a complete crisis that many don't even know what comes tomorrow. Hypocrisy, blackmailing, witch hunting and other criminal activities, are now what America's politics are made of. 

If 'Black Lives Matter' in America, it should have been the task of every American, including Hillary Clinton to show it but not Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi or Patrisse Cullors. Thus, in my opinion, Hillary Clinton depending on black celebrities for votes is pure hypocrisy and fake. There is no love behind this.

I live in Belgium. There is no statue of Adolf Hitler because he killed six million Jews but there is a statue of Leopold II because he killed over ten million Africans, including women and children. Many American politicians visit Brussels, none has told the Belgian government to demolish it.

Respect is not a commodity sold at the supermarket. So if Africans and African-Americans want to be respected they should begin to think and do everything as human beings. That will break free the psychological chain still holding many people.

African-Americans can forget everything but they shouldn't forget this story. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. 

Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. 

Such an emotional story should be in the mind of African-Americans daily and ponder over it to determine if America really loves and cares about them or only when votes are needed in American politics.