“Once You Vote Black, You Never Go Back” Buttons Hit Democratic Convention
Swag. Swag. Swag.
Black people have a lot of it, and we’re certainly not afraid to spread it wherever we go. This time we’re spreading it all over the Democratic National Convention, with buttons that read, “Once You Go Black, You Never Go Back.” That’s a lot like “Black Don’t Crack”, and other black adages, which come from a place of black pride.
From The Atlantic:
This button doesn’t appear to be official merchandise, but a street vendor was hawking it at CarolinaFest, an outdoor Labor Day celebration in downtown Charlotte (which is confusingly called “Uptown”) on Monday. The sentiment is a little controversial — when I tweeted it Monday, some conservative tweeps were up in arms — and would eliminate many of the top contenders for the Democrats’ 2016 nomination..
Of course conservatives would be upset about these buttons since, let them tell it, the only folks who are allowed to be proud of themselves are the Daughters and Sons of the Confederacy.
Add to that the fact that conservatives love to pretend that their colorblind until it comes to unfair criticism of President Obama. Then they see color all day, every day.
Truth is, the creators of this button are just putting a fun spin on an old adage. One wouldn’t think that would be cause for a stir of any kind, but when people are looking for something to be angry about, it’s easy to find a scapegoat, or in this case, a button.
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