(NNPA)—Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.” Bryant could have avoided controversy—and been on point—if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t loyal.”
They ain’t, to borrow the vernacular.
Although people of color comprised 45 percent of Democratic voters in 2012, less than 2 percent of the $1.1 billion collected over a 4-year period by the three primary Democratic fundraising committees went to people of color — defined as U.S. residents who are African-American, Latino, Asian American or Pacific Islander, or Native American—according to the “2014 Fannie Lou Hamer Report” by PowerPAC+, a national advocacy organization that helps elect progressives to office by building on the political power of the multiracial majority in America.
Actually, the Minority Business Enterprise figures are even smaller than reported because the study counted any firm that had a person of color as a principal owner, not the more commonly accepted definition requiring that they be the majority owner.