Skip to comments.Black Conservatives Stand Up To the Liberal Media
Posted on 08/11/2010 11:19:50 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
Black conservatives holding a press conference in Washington, D.C. this week to show their support of the Tea Party Movement were challenged by members of the liberal media who still cling to the belief that the movement is racist.
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Great! They should be able to readily defeat the challenged “minds” of our vaunted MSM.
Go, black conservatives!!
(d-US Rep Steve) Cohen: Don’t blame Democrats’ losses on race (US 9th Tenn)(RACE CARD ALERT)
His opponent is a black, conservative, self made businesswoman.
We black Tea Partiers are out there, and it looks like we’re starting to get a lot of attention.
It’s a much-needed development, in my opinion because it informs everyone that not all blacks are still enslaved on the Democrat mind control plantation.
Some of us can actually think for ourselves.
That's the real 'minority group', regardless of race.
I have nothing but the highest respect for black conservatives. You are truly the last victims of institutional racism and to have the courage to stand up to it is probably more than I could muster in myself.
From a fellow Texan — THANKS for all you do!!!
I hope someone has a mic when some lib journo lets loose with a condescending remark.
That's the real 'minority group', regardless of race.
Dead on assessment there.
Black conservatives get absolutely no coverage!...I wonder if the British Press would pick up the slack? We could then post them on FR......
I hope someone asks them how they feel about “Reverend” Sharpton being paraded out by the liberal media every time they have question about a ‘black issue’
I love your tag line bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Salute to black conservatives.
Step off the plantation and into a truly large tent.
Trust me, if you were faced with being ostracized by your natural constituency because of your most deeply held convictions, you'd find the courage to face up to it, too.
A lot of courage simply comes from one's basic cultural orientation. My racial background is secondary to my American identity, as it should be for everyone who calls themselves an American. America was premised and founded on the concept that Americans owe their primary allegiance to THIS country, not to their racial origins, or ties to their ancestral homelands.
This is sometimes the hardest concept for me to get across to other blacks. There's nothing wrong with having pride in your family's ancient origins, but that should be a distant second to one's American identity.
I suppose that I'm lucky to have been raised with the proper cultural orientation to begin with. It made it much easier for me to escape the liberal Democrat plantation.
I appreciate the compliment.
You're welcome, fellow patriot!
From a fellow ‘minority’ per se, I thank you too. Identity politics are corrosive.
Someday, I hope to look back at the current monolithic black support of the Democrat party as a distant memory.
The only identity that has any real meaning is our identity as Americans. Even party affiliation is of a much lower order of importance. If a person doesn't fully support our nation's Founding Principles and constructs, I can't really call them an American.
“My racial background is secondary to my American identity”
Amen Brother! True Americans could give a hoot about what color your skin is! All we care about is that you support FREEDOM and LIBERTY and have a sense of PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!
Right on. THAT is the path to individual and collective freedom.
Race identification is a devious trap, promoted by those whose sole aim is to divide and conquer the American people. It's suicidal to fall for it.
That might be a good Free Republic activism project, to start a Conservative Minority Caucus that would demonstrate to the media and the rest of status-quo liberals that more and more blacks are leaving the plantation, and that not all hispanics blindly follow the neo-socialist doctrines of the New World Order. I know Jesse Lee Peterson of B.O.N.D. is a staunch conservative, as are Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain and others. There are plenty of good examples. They just need a groundswell of popular support to make this group into a force for TRUE advancement, not "business as usual." And conservatives need to get better at reaching out to the hispanic community too, to demonstrate that the values of conservatism are much more closely aligned with their own than are those of the amoral, parasite Left.
Others? Here's a start:
Akindele Akinemi, Donald Allen, Terry Anderson, Mary Baker, LaShawn Barber, Charlotte Bergmann, Michelle D. Bernard, Ken Blackwell, Deneen Borelli, Edward William Brooke III, Jerry Brooks, Janice Rogers Brown, Rev. C. L. Bryant, Herman Cain, Ward Connerly, Cedra Crenshaw, Lurita Doan, Rev. Lainie Dowell, Kenneth Durden, Leette Eaton-White, Helena Edwards, Larry Elder, Charles Evers, Rev. Michel J. Faulkner, Ryan Frazier, Lisa Fritsch, Day Gardner, Dr. Elaina George, James Golden - aka Bo Sneardley, R. Dozier Gray, Andre Harper, Isaac Hayes, Jimmie L. Hollis, Amy Holmes, Rich Holt, Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., Harry R. Jackson, Jr., Kevin Jackson, D.K. Jamaal, Alex-St. James, Ambassador Alan Keyes, Dr. Alveda King, Don King, Peter Kirsanow, Yaphet Kotto, Vanessa Jean Louis, Karl Malone, Lloyd Marcus, Darryn Dutch Martin, Kevin Martin, Robin Martin, Mychal Massie, Emery McClendon, Angela McGlowan, Greg Merle, Christopher Metzler, Janks Morton, Anita MonCrief, Deroy Murdock, Nadia Naffe, Sophia Nelson, Selena Owens, William Owens Jr., Star Parker, Vernon Parker, Bob Parks, Charles Payne, Rev. Wayne Perryman, Jesse Lee Peterson, Joseph C. Phillips, Alonzo Rachel, Condaleeza Rice, Francis Rice, Reihan Salam, Jericho Saliz, Akbar A. Shabazz, Sonja Schmidt, Donald E. Scroggins, Tim Scott, Thomas Sowell, Michael Steele, Shelby Steele, Marie Stroughter, Carol Swain, Lynn Swann, Clarence Thomas, Robert Traynham, Sheryl Underwood, Kim Wade, Tara Wall, Ellis Washington, David Webb, Lt. Colonel Allen West, Ruth Bryant White, Walter Williams, Dr. Anne Wortham
Windflier, is your name here? May I add it? :-)
Sounds like the nucleus of a powerful movement. If a group like this could get together and present a counter to the Jessuh’s, Rev’n Al’s, and Calypso Looeys, while it wouldn’t change the media’s minds, it might show honest, decent blacks and hispanics that there are alternatives to the Three Rev’s Road Show.
Well...no, my name's not there, but I certainly stand firmly with those august conservatives. I'm Ronnie Bell of Texas.
Thank you for thinking so highly of me. Much appreciated.
What about JC Wstts? Shouldn’t he be there too?
That should be Watts (but you knew that!)
Folks at my local Tea Party have been nudging me for quite some time to take a more activist role in taking the conservative message to the black community.
It's a tall order for someone with four kids and a teetering business to contemplate. I sometimes feel that if I go for it, I'll have to "go all in", in order to be effective. I don't really know what that would mean for my family, though. Currently, I'm humping my butt every day just to keep a roof over their heads. It's a big decision, that can't be half-assed, if I'm going to do it right.
I don't know. Perhaps I'll pull in some sponsorship of some kind that will make it possible for me.
J.C. Watts was on my list but he went wobbly when Obama ran for President. I’ll put him back on if you can provide a link to confirm that he’s solid!
(There are many “maybe’s” that aren’t listed.)
You’re added and thank you!
I know what you mean but I think the beauty and power of the spontaneous and truly grass-roots Tea Party movement is that regular people are doing small things and having a BIG impact.
It's enough and it's effective to simply do what little you can. We're not alone. We are many. E Pluribus Unum!
I think so, too. These wonderful, inspiring men and women are a potent statement against those who try to stereotype conservatism. I just love them all (and as an atypical conservative, I identify with them very much and find camaraderie among them.)
It's enough and it's effective to simply do what little you can. We're not alone.
That is a poetic and powerful way to say that we are all much bigger than we sometimes imagine.
Thank you. I'll keep those thoughts up front, while I consider how best to contribute to the cause.
I agree with fullchroma that you do what you can. Your family and responsibilities have to come first (another sentiment that distinguishes conservatives from liberals). But ideas — especially strong, passionate ideas backed by a sense of righteousness and determination — tend to translate into realities. Maybe the time isn’t right for you to command an army yet, but maybe is IS right for you to form a band of like minds who can become more powerful than the sum of the parts.
Explore. Challenge. And keep us posted.
Hmmm....maybe some sort of black Tea Partier's alliance. Dunno. It's a thought, but creating any race-based alliance goes against the grain for me. I guess that's a personal issue, but it's what's kept me from joining any of the many black conservative/Republican groups that already exist.
It's something I've got to get my wits around. How can I help other blacks find their way home to conservatism without it being about race? I haven't quite figured out how to do that.
If I get up in front of a bunch of black people and start talking about conservative principles, I don't want them to see a black man. I just want them to see an American. The concepts and ideals are paramount - not the skin color of the messenger.
Like I said, I've got something of a personal integrity button on it.