November 11, 2019

Why Blacks are Rejecting Ideological Stereotypes

The idea that blacks are simply “supposed to be Democrat” is totally absurd.

Woke culture does well to highlight the many ways black people are stereotyped. But rarely does this collective address assumptions about the political affiliations of these so-called “people of color.”

Star Parker, author, columnist, and founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), explained how she — and many other blacks — fell into the Democrat box, and also how she emerged out of it.

On a recent episode of The Bill Walton Show, Parker shared an all-too-familiar reality for many black people growing up, being taught that “America was racist” and that we are “poor because others were wealthy.”

It wasn’t until she launched a business of her own that she understood how government affairs impacted her organization. Her eyes were opened to witness the pressure experienced by entrepreneurs and businesspeople who routinely fight Democrat policies that encroach on their liberties. From this emerged a sort of political enlightenment, a near instantaneous shift from Left to Right. For Parker, and many other ambitious black Americans, this meant her leftist brainwashing would be cured.

For former Marine Winsome Sears, a pair of commercial spots connected the dots for her. As she shared with The Bill Walton Show, in 1988, she recalls a commercial airing for Democrat presidential candidate Mike Dukakis. In the segment, he promised the expansion of welfare and legal abortion. Sears, with child in tow, was conflicted by Dukakis’s message. George H.W. Bush’s commercial would follow, his words striking a conservative chord within her. His assertions on life in the womb and limited welfare were heard loud and clear by Sears, who acknowledged that she was, indeed, a Republican.

Personal accounts, like those of Sears and Parker, are not small in number. The nation is witnessing a wave of black people — entrepreneurs, executives, concerned parents, and beyond — who are challenging the long-lived stereotypes about how we think about our society.

There’s irony in how the Left goes through hoops of fire to fight a plethora of stereotypes about our appearance, our academic achievements and career pursuits. But they never address the one thing that makes black people unique as individuals — their personal ideologies. Why is this?

Can we actually expect Democrats to address the diversity of concerns from black people and families who own homes and businesses, who love God and support our great nation with every fiber of their being? Are these black people included in the Left’s vision for a “better” America?

As I’ve said before, the Left has left so many people behind, including black people who engage in what they call “wrongthink.” Being black while conservative, pro-life, and against big government will get you pushed away from the dinner table this Thanksgiving. This is why a new wave is surging over America, bringing with it the ideas, beliefs, and faith of blacks who are tired of living in the shadows of society.

Last weekend’s Keep America Great and #BLEXIT rallies attracted crowds of black people from all over the nation who want policy changes that are proven to benefit their communities. No longer do they want to be a political stereotype. Together, we chant loud and clear: Being black doesn’t mean we must vote Democrat!

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