I have a question for you or to anyone that is reading this really. It has been something I have been thinking over for about the last month or so, and maybe you can help. The question is: Why is it wrong for Black Americans to be Conservative? Im asking this because its just been on my mind and Ive seen things concerning this with town hall meetings and such. There is no bias in this question, Im not trying to start anything, Im just curious.
There is no law or social referendum that officially condemns Black conservatives–not in the Black community at least; however,
what is at the heart of the antipathy that some Blacks feel toward Black conservatives is that conservatism tends to be linked to movements that, historically, have been detrimental to the overall health of Black communities. Also, Black conservatives have a long history of blaming the victim in what appears to be a “house nigger/ field nigger” dichotomy. Identification with the State–the same power that contributed to the downfall of every popular and positive Black community organization that we have begun is not the best way to win support from the Black community. Still, it is not wrong for Blacks to be conservative; however, it appears to many Blacks that Black conservatives have ahistorically chosen their political beliefs in the bright light of self-hate.