CONSERVATIVE BLACKS HAVE NO PLACE IN TODAY’S AMERICA
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
I’ve often wondered what Martin Luther King would think today of the nation for which he had such noble dreams. Would he be more proud of an America that elected a black president – or more troubled by the divisive among us – black and white – who cry “racism” whenever that president or his policies are challenged?
Would he be more pleased that Colin Powell became Secretary of State and Condoleezza Rice became National Security Advisor, or more saddened that Tim Scott and Robert Griffin III are summarily disowned by black liberals – simply because the newly-appointed senator from South Carolina and the star quarterback of the Washington Redskins have the audacity to be conservatives?
What would MLK think of America’s “blackness code”? What would he think of an America where blacks chastise other blacks for not being black enough?
Last week, ESPN’s Rob Parker told America what he – and countless other blacks who are less vocal about it – think about blacks who aren’t black enough:
“My question is, and it’s just a straight, honest question: Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?”
“Cornball brother” – courtesy of UrbanDictionary.com:
An African-American man who chooses not to follow the stereotype. Life choices include marrying white women, being Republican, and not being “down with the cause.”
More tripe from Parker, who was later fired by ESPN for his comments:
“He’s black, he does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the kind of guy you really want to hang out with. I just want to find out about him.”
Parker said he needed to learn more about Griffin’s personal life before he could accept him as authentically black. Good luck with that, jackass; I’m sure RG3 is sitting on pins and needles as he awaits your decision.
While the NAACP is technically an organization that seeks the advancement of all blacks in America, it might as well amend its charter to read “except for conservative blacks.” Predictably, the hypocritical organization didn’t waste any time expressing “major concerns” over Gov. Nikki Haley’s appointment of South Carolina Congressman Tim Scott – who just so happens to be black – to fill the seat of retiring senator Jim DeMint.
Shockingly, Scott is too “small government” for the NAACP’s liking. Here’s Hillary Shelton, senior vice president for advocacy and policy at the NAACP, who believes Scott will work against its agenda:
“Mr. Scott certainly comes from a modest background, experience, and so forth, and should be sensitive to those (diversity) issues. Unfortunately, his voting record in the U.S. House of Representatives raises major concerns. ‘Small government’ usually means, as it’s being described these days, the elimination of the role of government and support for initiatives and programs that are crucial for the African-American community.”
Shelton said the NAACP sees a greater role for government in the black community and believes Scott will likely work against that. Yes he will, Ms. Shelton, and guess what? He’ll work for a lesser role for the federal government everywhere else as well. (Incidentally, Ms. Shelton, “small government” does not mean the “elimination” of initiatives and programs that are “crucial” to the black community.)
Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson scream racism from the rafters every time a black is killed by a white – yet ignore both the murder of whites by blacks and black-against-black genocide in the streets of Chicago.
Black liberals rush to condemn black conservatives who have the audacity to speak out against rampant abortion in the black community, the percentage of black children born to single mothers (72%), high unemployment rates among blacks and exploitation by the Democratic Party.
The dirty little secret is this: it’s not conservatives and the Republican Party who work so hard to keep blacks “down on the plantation”; it’s race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson – not to mention the Democratic Party as a whole – who desperately need to keep them there.
If blacks are not kept in their place – and conservative blacks are not dutifully vilified – Sharpton and Farrakhan would lose their meal tickets. Moreover, the Democratic Party would lose a major voting block.
Shame on Tim Scott and Robert Griffin III. Who the hell do they think they are?