The best thing for Conservatives to do on this is just cite that great Bill Cosby essay (the one that’s real and been verified) on Black youth culture. No need for anything else, Cosby nails it, and avoids any sort of “you’re racist” rebuttal.
It does not negate rebuttal when a black says the truth. The black in question is always castigated as self-hating and a race traitor. I believe Bill Cosby caught all sorts of flack for his essay.
There is no logic on the left except the logic of agenda uber alles. In their minds, anyone is either with them or against them. This status is under constant review. No deviations are tolerated unless immediately followed by prolonged and humiliating apologies and retractions. Even then, the deviant will be subject to some ostracizing for a period of time before being rehabilitated. The Maoists call this process self-criticism. The most revered and unimpeachable leader will be purged in a nanosecond if they stray from the Party line or otherwise tell the truth.
See David Horowitz. I remember his purge. It took place over a weekend. On Thursday, he was casually acknowledged as one of the top 3 leaders of the New Left. By the following Monday, a mention of his name brought a blank stare and: “Who is David Horowitz?”. This is not an exaggeration.
Today, within society at large, witness the purging of top military leaders and the current designation of government or media whistleblowers as Internal Threats. Race, gender or sexual orientation do not confer immunity. Speak out and suffer the consequences. Otherwise, keep your head down, your mouth shut and follow the Leader. If the Leader zigs and zags, it is up to the follower to keep up with the program. The safest answer is to admit ignorance of the currently approved policies, deny any interest in policy or politics and suffer through condescending informational overload as your self-designated nanny proceeds to educate you. The approved response to that is to say: “Thank you.”
Conservatives have been marginalized. The next step is elimination. We tend to keep to ourselves and limit our interactions with the opposition. Still, today there are quasi-progressives everywhere and one can put a target on one’s back even by speaking truth in what is perceived as a safe environment.
They can organize with impunity. Our organizing is subversion. Case in point is the government/media/academia treatment of the Tea Party and the few remaining outspoken conservatives in politics and media.