Black Democrats are always ranting “Let’s have a real conversation about race." The caveat is they want to have that conversation with only White Republicans. When those same folks are offered a chance to exchange ideas with a Black Conservatives, they won’t do it.
When I first came out of the closet as a conservative I was told there are no others like me. I have since learned that there are many Black Conservatives, but we are ignored.
The City Club of Chicago offers opportunities to hear speakers on a wide variety of public policy topics. I am waiting to see a flyer promoting an unapologetic Black Conservatives debating two Chicago Democrats. It doesn’t have to be me, there is a deep bench of those qualified to shred liberals who have good intentions for disenfranchised blacks in Chicago.
I ask Democrats to co-host my WLS radio show all the time, and only a few accept my invite. The loudest big mouths in local media are the first to say no or ignore my invitation all together. It’s like I don’t exist.
A real conversation about race between two men, a black Democrat and a white Republican is quite predictable. If the white Republican makes a solid argument that is backed up by facts, chances are the black Democrat will invoke “white privilege." When the aggressive progressives couldn’t prove all whites were racists, they invented the premise that all whites should be made to feel guilty about what they automatically gained by being born white. It seems the only way for white folks to make it equitable is to pay penance by giving all their money to people of color. Finally at some point the White Republican will offer a sincere apology for not being aware of what it’s like to be Black in America.
Yes Virginia, there are loud proud Conservatives that happen to be black. We are honoring our ancestors that were newly-freed slaves. They were REPUBLICANS. Southern Democrats fault a war that kept them enslaved. Trust me, they were NOT Democrats.
Our black ancestors excelled after slavery because they had a fire in their bellies to live the American dream. They wanted NOTHING from Big Gov. They wanted to be left alone. Newly-freed slaves attended college, worked to buy land, built black Wall Street and thrived. It’s been over 150 years since a Republican president signed the Emancipation Proclamation and some black folks are still waiting to overcome.
In ChicagoSOS we need a real conversation about why descendants of slaves are being escorted to failing schools via Safe Passage routes while living in blighted shooting gallery neighborhoods. Illegal invaders get sanctuary, booming neighborhoods and new schools. They are stealing the inheritance promised to me and other American blacks by the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.