With people like Candace Owens and Stacey Dash as newcomers, the movement in today’s black conservative political climate is one of danger and intrigue. With the lefts constant calls of racism for members of conservative movements, they still do it when the members of those movements are black. Many famous black conservatives have moved through American politics. The first black Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, a staunch conservative, Colin Powell, the first black to serve as the National Security Advisor is also a conservative. Black people usually support Democrats overwhelmingly in elections, but recently those numbers have begun to slip, President Trump won approximately 28% of the black vote in 2016, and is expected to do even better in 2020.
While in 2008 the Democrats elected the first black man to be President of the United States in Barrack Obama, many in the Black community feel betrayed by that they voted for him because he was black and that they felt as if he would do something for the black communities. Stacey Dash, says ” most of us felt blacked into voting for him,” going on to say that pressures were put on them by their black friends and family to elect Obama based upon the fact that he was black rather than the fact that he was qualified to do the job or would, in fact, help the black communities.
Clarence Thomas is a conservative justice to the Supreme Court of the United States and he is black, the first black person to every serve upon the court, appointed by a Conservative and he himself a conservative.
Most black conservatives tend to view differences in the progressive left with the conservative right as the pursuit of educational and professional excellence as a means of advancement through society, instead of reparations for ancestral slavery as the left believes. They also believe in policies that promote safety and security in the community beyond the typical casting of the criminal as the victim of societal “racism” as the left does. Do believe in not using the lens of racism as a way to view themselves the victim of the countries history of racism, but to instead rise above it and embrace all of those things other Americans embrace. Black Conservatives believe in local economic development through the use of free enterprise, rather than looking to the government for programs and handouts, instead blaming those programs and handouts for the very systemic destruction of the black family unit in many inner cities, by promoting single-parent households progressives have broken the family unit, and cause much of the dysfunction in the black community. Last but not least, they believe in the empowerment of the individual via self-improvement, conscience, morality, and individualism.
We reached out to Shekinah who was spotlighted on the Vice Documentary on Youtube about Black Conservatives about what changes she has noticed. We will update the story when she returns with her comments.
Written by Stephan Ball