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Dr. Boyce & Yvette Carnell: Do Black People Hate All Black Republicans for No Reason?

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Recently, Juan Williams at Fox News wrote an article claiming that African Americans are disinterested and incapable for embracing black Republicans.  His simple-minded analysis effectively claims that black Republicans, being the visionaries that they are, are rejected out of hand by the entire black community for no good reason at all.

Juan fails to mention men like Colin Powell, who are highly respected in the black community.   In the words of Williams:

“It is still common for black conservative voices to be dismissed as traitors to their race, and the tokens of powerful whites. Any black person who is openly Republican or conservative in their beliefs is immediately viewed as suspect — ‘inauthentic’ a ‘sell-out’ and not true to the history of black struggle for equality.”

In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell analyze this assertion made by Williams, and seek to determine if it’s true or false.

 

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  1. Shirley,
    Any African American making a decision to support the Republican Party should be done so without expectation of goodwill or appreciation from anyone.
    An African American joining the GOP can be looked at as one having one of two reasons;
    To enhance conditions within either her or his
    community…or for self improvement purposes only!
    Sadly, with the exception of General Powell, there have not been many African American Republican activist of national status in whom other African American voters can look to as a role model having the best interest for Blacks in general.
    Unlike groups of other voter blocks African Americans can not afford to remain pigeon holed to any single political party, simple because we have no other assets to offer beyond our voting voice.
    We do not manufacture any goods or provide any significant services which can not be replaced by someone of another group. We do not display any since of real unity or respect for each other as a race. Therefore, it is clear to anyone that can see, that we are easily fragmented.
    Lincoln’s struggle was great in his quest to free slaves, yet we have come to a point whereas his day of recognition means nearly nothing to most African Americans. Notwithstanding, far too many Blacks pay even less hommage to MLK’s day.
    Blacks do not have any financial leverage to wait out an eight year tenure when Republicans come to power.
    Let us wake up and realize that it is important for African Americans to have significant voices in both houses of Congress and in both parties.

  2. lol. Tariq Shakoor. Beautifully put ahki! Never heard or saw anyone explain the "obvious" contrasts between the 2 parties so eloquently. However, I think Denise Twitty was mistakenly referring 2 "Adam Clayton Powell." Which is too funny and kinda revealing at the same time. LOL!

  3. Michael L. Lofton

    “Dr. Boyce & Yvette Carnell: Do Black People Hate All Black Republicans for No Reason?”-YourBlackWorld.com

    Selected Comment-

    “Yes, I hate all Black republicans. They are traitors to us Blacks. Look what Herman Cain called us – brain washed with low IQs – that included his wife Gloria. In fact Cain disavowed to be African-American. He thought his ancestors came from England. All his friends were rich republicans such as Koch Brothers. He thought he was accepted by Republican, a predominantly white org. They let him down by revealing he was groping white women. Remember Allen West. He preferred Blacks on cotton or tobacco plantations than us being free to choose our destiny. Last election he lost. Now he is coming to his senses. Republicans distanced themselves from West. Don’t forget Michael Steele. Republicans cajoled him to defeat Obama in 2008. So Steele talked bad about candidate Obama. When Obama won the election Republicans dumped Steele as unwanted. Now he wants to be a democrat. But Steele had abandoned Blacks and President Obama. These are hypocrites-these Blacks love to sell fellow Blacks to rich republicans. I don’t like them.”-Pastori Balele

    -Pastori Balele

    Your anger and frustration is being directed at individuals who are not responsible for keeping Democratic Party controlled jurisdictions in poverty.

    The majority of U.S. born black men and women reside and vote in “high unemployment-high crime-taxation without competent representation” jurisdictions where few if any Republican Party elected officials hold office.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-900269

    CNN I-Report: “Reality and the Truth, With the Exception of Treasonous Supreme Justice Clarence Thomas, Proves the Republican Party is not Responsible for the Demise of the Black Community!”

    In my experience and the experiences of other individuals, should a U.S. Citizen or legal immigrant petition any elected official outside of his or her jurisdiction, the response from most any elected official who is petitioned for redress, who is not under oath to serve the jurisdiction of your residency will be, “I understand your situation, and you have a legitimate grievance, but by law I’m not under oath to serve anyone whose legal residence or who pays taxes/property taxes, in your district. I would suggest that you contact the elected officials in the jurisdiction where you or other individuals with legitimate grievances for redress reside”.

    The jurisdictional nature of the grievance based upon the distinction between Federal, State, County, City, and/or multiple jurisdictions would determine the specific elected official(s) to petition for redress to resolve the important issues presented.

    1. The elected officials of authority at the Federal jurisdiction are President Barack Obama, Senator Diane Feinstein, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

    2. The elected officials of authority at the State jurisdiction of government are Governor Jerry Brown, California State Senator Curren D. Price, California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (the current elected officials today)

    3. The elected official at the County jurisdiction of government for your area is LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas. Former 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke was not only inept, she was also a in violation of the Los Angeles County Charter “carpetbagger” the entire time she held office as LA County Supervisor for the 2nd District….i.e… (“Yvonne Burke Lives in Brentwood”)

    4. The elected officials at the City jurisdictional level are 10th District LA City Councilman Herb Wesson, 8th District LA City Councilman Bernard Parks, former 10th District LA City Councilman Nate Holden, etc., etc.
    This information is not news to me, because I already know and have petitioned, or also know of other individuals within my family who have petitioned the very individuals mentioned, and in each instance the response has been useless, meaningless, disgraceful, etc., etc.

    One of my family members petitioned Herb Wesson in my behalf, the response being the worst thing any elected official should do when petitioned for redress. I’m willing to bet all my assets that “President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein, Congresswoman Karen Bass, California State Senator Curren D. Price, California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, former Congresswoman Diane Watson, The Congressional Black Clueless….AKA…The Congressional Black Caucus, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, former 2nd District Supervisor Yvonne “Brentwood” Burke, 10th District LA City Councilman Herb Wesson, Councilman Bernard Parks, former LA City Councilman Nate Holden, etc., etc.” have no affiliation with the Republican Party, Conservative Democrats, or any Tea Party affiliation.

    Former Congressman Mervyn Dymally is no loss to all U.S. born blacks in South Central Los Angeles, Compton, etc., etc., because just like so many other elected black leaders, he, Mervyn Dymally had contempt for the oath of office, and the U.S. Constitution, the California Constitution, and he was a traitor to U.S. born black people. Not to mention Dymally’s elected black leadership associates, Herb “Wesson Oil “Wesson, betraying “Betty Andrews” former Congresswoman Diane Watson, facing felony criminal indictment voter fraud carpetbagging Rod Wright, Congresswoman Maxine “Kerosene” Waters, Reverend Jim Jones…..Merv Dymally was a good friend of Reverend Jim Jones, etc., etc.

    YouTube: “Diane Watson – Race Baiting Political Whore” uploaded by TheWatchdog

    I commend you, Marvin Stewart, former Board Director of the Minuteman Project and other Minutemen, for your understanding of a most important function of all elected officials and the duty of elected officials to respect the Constitution and his or her oath of office when serving U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.
    Furthermore, I have named the #1 conservative public servant that I have contempt for, and proof of being treasonous to protecting the rights of people like me, John Thompson, etc., etc., and his name is U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

    “There are many conservatives that do not up hold the constitution”

    By and large, misfit Living in La La Land liberals affiliated with Democratic Party elected officials hold office in communities where I live and pay property taxes, or formerly resided, and not Republicans, Conservatives, or even Conservative Democrats. No good 10th District LA City Councilman Herb Wesson, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, etc., etc., and the like are the elected officials, who hold office in jurisdictions where people like me live, and not Republican or Conservative Party affiliated elected officials.

  4. Michael L. Lofton

    http://yourblackworld.net/2013/01/black-news/obama-signs-bill-approving-indefinite-detention-of-american-citizens-then-writes-letter-complaining-about-it/

    Re: “Obama Signs Bill Approving Indefinite Detention of American Citizens, Then Writes Letter Complaining About It”- BlackWorldToday

    “Then what is the big accomplishment of having a ‘black’ man in the office if he is just working someone else’s program? He certainly ain’t working ours. Is it really progress when all you’ve really done is replace an uneducated, involuntary slave with an educated, degreed, well-dressed & WHOLLY VOLUNTARY one? I have more respect for the 1st kind. At least they didn’t have a d**n choice.”

    -nmaat433

    Is it really progress when all you’ve really done is replace an uneducated, involuntary slave with a “dysfunctional spineless university educated/ degreed idiot”…..well-dressed & WHOLLY VOLUNTARY one?

    I have more respect for the 1st kind. At least they didn’t have a d**n choice…..and unlike the “university educated fool” no good spineless President Barack “the Magic Negro-illegal alien bootlicking” Obama, I and/other U.S. born blacks of similar mindset, never had the chance to be in a position of authority or influence to competently serve and protect the Constitutional rights of any law abiding U.S. born descendant of slavery, especially any law abiding U.S. born descendant of slavery egregiously violated by rogue police officers, unethical city prosecutors, blatant unfair and unconstitutional court decision, “Un-Equal Justice and Protection Under the Law” etc., etc.

  5. Michael L. Lofton

    RE: “Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Deal Hurts People Earning $30,000 More Than Those Raking in Over $500,000″ – by Yvette Carnell, BlackWorldToday

    Taxpayers from all walks of life have good reason to have contempt for President Barack Obama and the Obama Administration because President Barack Obama and the ObamaCrap Administration have shown continuous disrespect for the oath of office and taxpaying U.S. citizens or taxpaying legal immigrants, contempt for the many individuals who are unemployed by wasting taxpayers money that could have been used to improve the economy to create private sector employment jobs to help reduce high unemployment for all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants, U.S. born descendants of slavery being inclusive.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/barack_obama_and_the_betrayal_of_black_america.html

    “Barack Obama and the Betrayal of Black America” by Chidike Okeem, June 2, 2011 and the American Thinker, December 21, 2012

    With the high unemployment that exists in the Black community, it is beyond me as to why any U.S. born black man or woman would be “High Fiving” President Barack Obama for taking very expensive vacations at taxpayers expense while untold numbers of U.S. born black men and women face becoming homeless, losing assets, etc., etc., for lack of gainful employment opportunities.

    “…Obama’s Black voters love him so much, even though Black folks have the highest unemployment rate in the nation! Black people have to get out of the habit of voting for these negro politicians because they are “black”, and not for what these negroes will do for them. Your votes count, Black people.” by Patricia Gillespie McAllister

    -Patricia Gillespie McAllister

    Amen to the power of infinity, and as you state, it is absurd that so many black voters continue to give praise to Barack Obama and other disgraceful elected black leaders who don’t have a clue to the essence of what it means to be an elected official.

  6. @Denise Twitty..Did you speak out again the issues, that affected black people, yes or no!

  7. The Republican party has made it pretty clear that they don't want black folks. From 'lynching' empty Obama chairs to throwing peanuts at a black CNN reporter at the Republican national convention, the Republikkkans have made it pretty clear that blacks need not apply. Why should black people try to join a group that is so obviously hostile to their interests? The Democrats may not be perfect, but they are still a helluva lot better than the Republikkkans any day of the week.
    Maybe when the Republikkkans lose the Rush Limbaughs and the Sean Hannitys then perhaps black people will give them another look…

  8. Jason Jason Jason…”Republicans voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964…That’s the reason that Blacks switched to the Democratic Party.”

    WRONG!!! WRONG!!! WRONG!!! JASON JASON JASON…
    Actually, only 58% of the Democrats in Congress voted for the Civil Rights Bill while 72% of the Republicans voted in favor…And Democratic Senator Robert Byrd was the only one to filibuster it…The Bill needed strong Republican support to pass… Now there may be reasons that blacks have gone over to the Dems, but that isn’t one of them…

  9. We still love Jesse Jackson, Sr. I hope President Obama appoints him to head federal agency – such as Secretary of Interior. Jackson is known all over the country for his knack to bring warring parties together. Jesse can be instrumental to bring senses to residents in big cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, LA etc. to stop killing one another. Let’s start this campaign – E-mail President Obama to appoint Jesse as Secretary of Interior. I will e-mail President Obama tonight. I will also e-mail NAACP President to talk to President Obama to appoint Jesse Jackson for this particular position. Please tell me if I am wrong.

  10. We still love Jesse Jackson, Sr. I hope President Obama appoints him to head federal agency – such as Secretary of Interior. Jackson is known all over the country for his knack to bring warring parties together. Jesse can be instrumental to bring senses to residents in big cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, LA etc. to stop killing one another. Let’s start this campaign – E-mail President Obama to appoint Jesse as Secretary of Interior. I will e-mail President Obama tonight. I will also e-mail NAACP President to talk to President Obama to appoint Jesse Jackson for this particular position. Please tell me if I am wrong.

  11. Yes, I hate all Black republicans. They are traitors to us Blacks. Look what Herman Cain called us – brain washed with low IQs – that included his wife Gloria. In fact Cain disavowed to be African-American. He thought his ancestors came from England. All his friends were rich republicans such as Koch Brothers. He thought he was accepted by Republican, a predominantly white org. They let him down by revealing he was groping white women. Remember Allen West. He preferred Blacks on cotton or tobacco plantations than us being free to choose our destiny. Last election he lost. Now he is coming to his senses. Republicans distanced themselves from West. Don’t forget Michael Steele. Republicans cajoled him to defeat Obama in 2008. So Steele talked bad about candidate Obama. When Obama won the election Republicans dumped Steele as unwanted. Now he wants to be a democrat. But Steele had abandoned Blacks and President Obama. These are hypocrites-these Blacks love to sell fellow Blacks to rich republicans. I don’t like them.

    • I have to piggy back on Pastori Balele’s statement because you have said everything that I was gonna say !!

  12. Juan William is getting paid,just as Herman Cain,Armstong Williams,Allen West,ect,ect,ect,they are given a platform and script and they spew poison a ignorant statements. Juan turn was to make a comment about his knowledge of what Blacks opinion of the racist filled TEAplublican party. If a black person decides the TEApublicans are great for their future,then that's where they need to be,however they will have to be willing to disrespect all other blacks if they are looking to move up with TEApublicans blessing. This past election process,they dealt the race card in abundance. If there was any doubt in ones mind about how the party view blacks,do the math,47% includes many African American how many does not matter,ROMNEY gave his opinion of those in that number. Juan was exercising his right to have diarrhea of the mouth. There should not be a day one of our race should forget,there is no place in the TEApublican party at yhis point,where one can function and not be a party to their disrespect for our race. If we leave them to their miserable selves,they will get the message, two parties can co-exist without using racial divide in order to control congress and the senate. Those days of voting against the progress of our race and trying to make us think poverty is best for us,are over. The opperative word are EQUAL RIGHTS,we need to stay the course,let them have their token,let's work to help the party that gives us a voice…peace

  13. There is a new epithet entering our vernacular, a new “N” word, if you will. That new slur has become the word “Black.” This new Black attack has been on the rise, most notably on the Republican presidential campaign trail. Rick Santorum is the latest and clearest candidate to express the cultural and political societal trait known as racism.
    No, he never says anything overtly racist. Rather, Santorum walks on the borderline of what one could call “Embedded Racism,” a term used to describe the display of subtly racist tendencies or delivery of racist subliminal messages, oftentimes without the speakers knowing that they’ve said anything offensive.
    On January 1, 2012, on a campaign stop in Iowa and in response to a question about welfare, Santorum said that he wanted to make Black people’s lives better by helping them find employment, not by giving them welfare. The fact that Iowa has a White population above 90% and that 84% of state is receiving some form of welfare benefit, didn’t seem to register with Rick.

    Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/urban-game-changer/2012/jan/7/rick-santorum-and-new-n-word/#ixzz2FjW9NlXE
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  14. There is a new epithet entering our vernacular, a new “N” word, if you will. That new slur has become the word “Black.” This new Black attack has been on the rise, most notably on the Republican presidential campaign trail. Rick Santorum is the latest and clearest candidate to express the cultural and political societal trait known as racism.
    No, he never says anything overtly racist. Rather, Santorum walks on the borderline of what one could call “Embedded Racism,” a term used to describe the display of subtly racist tendencies or delivery of racist subliminal messages, oftentimes without the speakers knowing that they’ve said anything offensive.
    On January 1, 2012, on a campaign stop in Iowa and in response to a question about welfare, Santorum said that he wanted to make Black people’s lives better by helping them find employment, not by giving them welfare. The fact that Iowa has a White population above 90% and that 84% of state is receiving some form of welfare benefit, didn’t seem to register with Rick.

    Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/urban-game-changer/2012/jan/7/rick-santorum-and-new-n-word/#ixzz2FjW9NlXE
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  15. We minority Republicans are eager to help lead our communities out of the bondage of Democratic, urban politics. We, more than anyone, understand the need. We see what people like Maxine Waters and Jesse Jackson, Jr., have brought us in terms of jobs and development – nothing – we see that they’ve established themselves in hereditary fiefdoms (who’s on the short list to replace JJ, Jr.? Why, his siblings, of course) and enriched themselves, and we want that to change.
    And what has been the response of the GOP? It’s ignored us. They’ve been conditioned by the racist, defeatist, self-destructive rhetoric that has come from the Democrats. Rather than go to black communities with open minds, Republican leadership surrounds itself with white advisors who interpret black communities they don’t understand, a culture that’s as alien to them as theirs would be to a Manchu emperor’s. It’s important to understand the issues and economic theory, but that understanding is impotent without an understanding of the culture of the people you want to help.

    Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/urban-game-changer/2012/nov/23/republicans-old-white-dying-breed-voter/#ixzz2FjVAFNMf
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  16. We minority Republicans are eager to help lead our communities out of the bondage of Democratic, urban politics. We, more than anyone, understand the need. We see what people like Maxine Waters and Jesse Jackson, Jr., have brought us in terms of jobs and development – nothing – we see that they’ve established themselves in hereditary fiefdoms (who’s on the short list to replace JJ, Jr.? Why, his siblings, of course) and enriched themselves, and we want that to change.
    And what has been the response of the GOP? It’s ignored us. They’ve been conditioned by the racist, defeatist, self-destructive rhetoric that has come from the Democrats. Rather than go to black communities with open minds, Republican leadership surrounds itself with white advisors who interpret black communities they don’t understand, a culture that’s as alien to them as theirs would be to a Manchu emperor’s. It’s important to understand the issues and economic theory, but that understanding is impotent without an understanding of the culture of the people you want to help.

    Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/urban-game-changer/2012/nov/23/republicans-old-white-dying-breed-voter/#ixzz2FjVAFNMf
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  17. The Republicans are old white men, red necks and racists. They’re in thrall to tea-baggers, who do not understand or give a darn about minorities.
    If only other Republicans knew how often I had this hateful brew (hatred of white male conservatives is still socially acceptable on the left) shoved down my throat. But what’s been directed at me personally is worse: I have been called a sell-out, hater of a brother (meaning Obama), and numerous choice words I can’t share here (hatred of conservative black women from the left is trickier, but even more heart-felt).
    Urban Republicans fight for justice, truth and the American way, we do it in the face of visceral hate, and we do it without much support from the rest of the GOP. Why do white Republicans not get it? Why do they not listen to the Black Republicans who are writing, blogging, tweeting and calling them out? We’re here! Why don’t you hear us?

    Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/urban-game-changer/2012/nov/23/republicans-old-white-dying-breed-voter/#ixzz2FjUnnB6a
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  18. The Republicans are old white men, red necks and racists. They’re in thrall to tea-baggers, who do not understand or give a darn about minorities.
    If only other Republicans knew how often I had this hateful brew (hatred of white male conservatives is still socially acceptable on the left) shoved down my throat. But what’s been directed at me personally is worse: I have been called a sell-out, hater of a brother (meaning Obama), and numerous choice words I can’t share here (hatred of conservative black women from the left is trickier, but even more heart-felt).
    Urban Republicans fight for justice, truth and the American way, we do it in the face of visceral hate, and we do it without much support from the rest of the GOP. Why do white Republicans not get it? Why do they not listen to the Black Republicans who are writing, blogging, tweeting and calling them out? We’re here! Why don’t you hear us?

    Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/urban-game-changer/2012/nov/23/republicans-old-white-dying-breed-voter/#ixzz2FjUnnB6a
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  19. You are so wrong, African-Americans are tired of a group of people saying racist and hateful things against them and trying to take away their civil rights. This is what we as a people will not and should not accept and support. It has nothing to do with race, it is the character or lack of that is distateful. I admire Condoleeza Rice, I like Michael Steele and Colin Powell and they are members of the GOP. Why, because they are smart and intelligent and appear to be above hate.

  20. I don’t hate all black republicans because they are republicans. (I do hate a lot of white republicans.) I do not agree with their politics. All of them are not alike. Some of them are mis or dis placed black folks. Some of them are black folks trying to be white. I do tend to have a disdain for this type of black republican. It depends on who they are. Some of this is personal, and some this is not. It is really about how genuine they are about this to me.

  21. Herman Hawkins Jr.

    Juan Williams is nothing more than a pimp of the right and the fascist nazis who are Fox News.

  22. Well put sir I myself am a Democrat but some of my thinkings are more Conservative in some subjects but I will never become a republican because of what they truly stand for and how the so called black republican have not back our President except one and that person is Colin Powell I have the greatest Respect for him not only as a Former General but for what he believes in.

  23. I am black and conservative and not a GOP a Democrat I am..

  24. I am black and conservative and not a GOP a Democrat I am..

  25. I consider myself a progressive and a Democrat by default. The Democrats are not the "Freedom Train" for black people or the working class or other oppressed people in this country. They just do a better job of "marketing" themselves to the oppressed and vulnerable. They also champion causes that tend to at the very least keep the poor and vulnerable afloat! Mind you I say "keeps them afloat." There is no long term plans that would truly "uplift the masses" simply because of living in a society that is controlled by corporate interests for the large part. That said, I don't have any real problem with conservatism in its purest form–but I do have a problem with neo-conservatism that has been built on an anti-government, race baiting platform. I have a problem with Blacks in the GOP and on the right who fail to take a stand against the blatant racism that has been and continues to be expressed by the right. That includes everything from the racist birther movement (still alive), to voter suppression aimed specifically at Blacks and Latinos and the elderly and the young–all part of a Democratic base. You Denise Twitty and your colleague were silent on these issues—Colin Powell was not! When the President wanted to extend long term unemployment benefits—you went along with the right to oppose this knowing it would have a devastating impact on Black families out of work. Why shouldn't we call you on that? Do you really think you are "free" from "tradition" by being a conservative. Conservatives have a political tradition just as liberals do. There is no freedom in political lock-step adherence to an ideaology that keeps Black folk in a cycle of poverty. And that goes for Democrats as well. The label we were is not what frees us, it is our actions that identify us and free us from tyranny and racism. These actions must understandably challenge the status quo which is not working for the poor and the working class in this country.

    • Conservative?!? Are you assuming I am a Conservative? Please point me in the direction where I stated my party. I recall stating I am not a Democrat but I don't recall stating I was a Conservative. Please do not make any assumption. If you want to know just ask, please don't assume.

    • @Tariq Very excellently put!!! I agree 100 percent.

    • Conservative?!? Are you assuming I am a Conservative? Please point me in the direction where I stated my party. I recall stating I am not a Democrat but I don't recall stating I was a Conservative. Please do not make any assumption. If you want to know just ask, please don't assume. As for as anything concerning what Mr. Powell did, please don't put me in situations that took place before I was even born. Whatever happen back in those days, I wasn't here on earth do not include me in that situation. You assumed I am Conservative, you assumed I was on earth/born back in Mr. Powell days. PLEASE STOP THE ASSUMPTION.

    • Denise, for your information Colin Powell is alive and well. He recently (as in this year) denounced the voter suppression efforts of the GOP. So, unless you were just born this month, then you were here on earth when Colin Powell made these statements. Powell was not the only Black Republican that took a courageous stand against Party racism, Michael Steele did as well, which is why he is no longer the RNC. By the way Denise he is also still alive. If you are not a conservative, then even as a Republican you are aligned with a party that tried to suppress blacks from voting. So, I ask you,– did you speak out against this racist tactic to win an election? Did speak out against the racist "birther" movement that most Republicans were silent on? Did you oppose Republicans voting against the Jobs Bill that the President put before Congress. You seem to take exception to being identified with conservative Republicans, so does this mean you are a moderate Republican? If so, what are your positions on the issues mentioned here. As Jagen points out in his post, Republicans voted against the Civil Rights Act and the Voters Rights Act as well. Do you support these positions as well. These are just a few reasons Black Republicans and Conservatives are often challenged. And, you should take it personal. I do!

    • Dude, you are full of assumptions. Did I even say Mr. Powell was dead? One thing I don't get into and that is a conversation with people that assume alot. Good-bye.

  26. Republicans voted AGAINST The Civil Rights Act of 1964 & The Voters Rights Act of 1965. That's the reason Black people switched to the Democratic Party. In order to be a Black Republican you would have to be for Racial Segregation & against Voters Rights. You would be against Affirmative Action. You would be in the company of many Confederate Flag owners as well as KKK/Nazi supporters. A Black Republican is either a "Tom" or truly ignorant.

  27. juan is not off base.. why do you think rob parker mentioned that RG3 might be a republican (gasp!).. because the majority of the black community thinks you can't be down with the cause of the black struggle if you're a republican..

    • Personally I think you can be both…its just not likely. That party lends itself to one that is anti "the cause" and one has to pause at the mention of any African American who chooses to align himself with that party. He/she is suspect until the fruit of the labor is visible. Thats what sets a Colin Powell aside from a Herman Cain.

    • i feel you.. my only issue with black conservatives/republicans is they don't ever seem to articulate their plan for the black community.. what is it they propose to help the black community? you can't just say, cut taxes and freedom.. it's gotta be more than that.. but back to the point.. that's why juan is correct in saying most blacks typically dismiss black conservatives because we believe they don't have our best interest in mind..

  28. It takes a simple minded uneducated person to think or assume everybody Black is a Democrat. Well guess what? I am not a Democrat. I changed my party years ago, I refuse to allow my skin color subject me to vote under a particular party, that's dumb. Black people are free to vote under any party they prefer. I wish people (African Americans) would stop being so got darn traditional and learn to do things because they want too and not because the next black person does it.

    • WTG Denise the LIBERATED WOMAN!

    • Denise why do you feel Blacks do things because the next person does it? You stated your not Democrat. You are not the only one. There are millions of Black Republicans.
      No ALL Blacks don't hate Black Republicans. I am an unashamed Liberal but I enjoy listening to Conservatives and their views. I just don't think there views are social views make sense in a changing modern world.

    • Republicans voted AGAINST The Civil Rights Act of 1964 & The Voters Rights Act of 1965. That's the reason Black people switched to the Democratic Party. In order to be a Black Republican you would have to be for Racial Segregation & against Voters Rights. You would be against Affirmative Action. You would be in the company of many Confederate Flag owners as well as KKK/Nazi supporters. A Black Republican is either a "Tom" or truly ignorant.

    • The democrat party was the segregationist party from its beginning up to 65, when many racist democrats switched to the republican party.Lyndon Johnson is on record saying we will have niggers voting democrat the next hundred years.So by your logic if you support the democratic party you support slavery and segregation.The KKK was founded by democrats.If you support the democratic party you are a bootlicking tom or a really ignorant democrat slave.

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