Black legislators at the congressional level in the U.S. spend more time developing policies and legislation than their white counterparts, according to a new study conducted by Assistant Professor of Political Science Katrina Gamble. The study, published in Legislative Studies Quarterly, sheds light on the link between racial diversity and political deliberations.
Gamble said she was not surprised to find that black legislators advocated for bills primarily of interest to black voters.
But does "time spent" equate to EFFECTIVENESS of the legislation in POSITIVELY IMPACTING the people who they CLAIM to be working "in the best interest of"?
Some of their more anti-business, punitive taxation measures look good on paper from their ideological vantage point but as we look at the districts that SOME OF THEM represent it appears that their polices are "job destroyers" and "criminal protection policies". The newly elected Rep. Richardson in LA said that she would continue the policies of Mielander-Miller and pointed to high misery index that has continued in her district. When will anyone note that despite years of trying that they have presided over either continued depression or have increased the problems in some cases?
Who will be the first truly INDEPENDENT Black journalist to dispassionately inspect the policies that are POPULAR with the Black community and verify that they are indeed policies that translate into benefit or if they are policies that are present among the aggrieved but which would be dumped in order for "the Promised Land" to show its face?