About Barbara from Harlem
Barbara was a generational liberal by default. She asked no questions and she had no answers. When it came time to vote, she’d just reflexively pull the lever to vote for Democrats, which was expected of her.
In her own words, Barbara states that, “Most of my fellow Black Americans do not fully understand what the term “liberal” means, or who or what they are voting for. And, in turn they don’t realize how harmful those “liberal” policies are to our freedoms and liberties as Americans.
Barbara was born into a culture that believes Black equals Democrat. After experiencing growing up in a broken home and a failed marriage, Barbara carried an attitude of victimization that fueled her need for inclusion, which the Democratic Party fulfilled. As an activist and member of the NAACP and Democratic Clubs in Harlem, the men she looked up to (Rev. Jesse Jackson, Congressman Charlie Rangel, and Rev. Al Sharpton) reinforced her negative perceptions that shaped her world.
About Escaping the Racism of Low Expectations
In her book, Escaping the Racism of Low Expectations, Barbara shares how the false narrative of black victimization has been spoon-fed to the Black community by Black leaders, the Black community, the media, and progressive politicians. Barbara believes that it is the race victimization message that has enslaved Blacks into a victimhood mentality, entitlement mindset, and self-imposed polarization.
Barbara’s testifies how her eyes were opened to reject victimhood and the lack of accountability. In her book, she asserts that, “My journey has proven to me that when you have clarity of conscience, love of God, and a deep-seated belief in America’s goodness, your life will be enriched and your focus will change to one of accountability.”
Barbara from Harlem fought her way out of absorbing the message of race victimhood into truth and freedom, and she testifies how others can too.