That 2010 was the year of the Black conservative cannot be denied. More Black conservatives were publicly active than any other time I can personally remember. Yet, the conservative movement is not only seemingly blase about this development, but we still tolerate voices withing the movement – like neo-Confederates and “Southern Nationalists” – who go out of their way to make Black conservatives feel unwelcome.
This is foolish, decades of destruction under leftism has begun opening the Black community’s eyes to the shortcomings of the American left. Issues like school choice, 2nd Amendment rights and illegal immigration have aligned African American voters with the Republican party and the conservative movement. Meanwhile groups like Project 21 have began working to change the views of Black Americans about the right.
It was Black voters, ironically out in force to elect Barack Obama, who shot down California’s gay marriage proposal but social conservatives didn’t follow up that historic moment with any real outreach to those communities. Since 1973 there have been 16 million abortions of Black babies, a situation that has led to a decline in the Black American population which should sit at around 52 million but as of now only account for 36 million Americans.
One would think the pro-life movement would have something to say about that.
By far the most important issue is the ongoing anti-Black hate crime spree by Latino gangs that the left has tacitly approved of. Blacks are learning that White “liberals” are willing to allow the ethnic cleansing of entire areas by Latinos of Blacks and find themselves with no allies. But why is this? Border enforcement and the deportation of criminal aliens is very much a conservative issue and one where conservatives will find 36 million new allies standing with hem. Why are we letting a few voices of division and bigotry keep us from bringing the Black community back into the fold of the Right?