As we have observed, conservative black Americans have become more politically engaged over the last few years, particularly over the last 18 months. This includes voters, as well as office-seekers, commentators and activists. Prominent black conservatives, such as Reps. Allen West and Tim Scott, have become stars of the conservative movement.
While these folks are typically viewed with extreme derision amongst hardcore liberals and most politically active blacks, they have not garnered the sort of attention in one key area many observers thought they might: the press. Although the establishment press (commonly referred to as the “mainstream media” or “MSM” by non-progressives) has taken a few jabs at black conservatives in the recent past, they have largely ignored their political significance.
Around 90 percent of black voters support progressive causes and Democrat politicians. Many older Americans are aware that this was not always the case. What brought about the change in black voting habits took time – and would take time to explain – but I go over this in great detail in my book, “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal ~ America’s Racial Obsession,” published by WND Books.
The answer to why the nascent black conservative movement is being disregarded by the establishment press lies in the lack – or complete absence – of coverage they have given other highly newsworthy issues of late: Black conservatism threatens the pre-eminence and perceptual validity of their ideology.
If the Democratic Party loses a substantial portion of the black vote, they’re done for – and they know it. There are two reasons for this: One is simply a matter of numbers; radicals have been able to gain ground only because they have been operating within the Democratic Party. An explosion in black conservatism would expose many of these radicals. Two, such a swing would embolden white conservatives and likely give rise to a similar transformation of Latino voting habits. Thus, it is of no benefit to the establishment press to spotlight black conservatives, let alone provide a forum for their message.
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