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“Uncle Tom,” “coon,” “sambo,” “sell out,” “wannabe white boy,” and, my personal favorite, “Uncle Ruckus” (a Boondocks reference).
These are typical labels that I encounter when I get involved in a debate with other people in the black community on social media since I chose to be a Republican and happen to be married to a white woman.
I disagree with what Colin Kaepernick did to our National Anthem and our troops. I believe that my fellow African Americans shouldn’t receive any type of reparations for the simple fact that no living African American has gone through slavery. I do not think that all cops are racist and I also support the Blue Lives Matter movement. Those statements alone have caused me to be “canceled” or exiled from the Black community.
Unfortunately, in the Black community, it is an unwritten rule that you can’t think for yourself.
Growing up in California, even though my parents are conservatives, I chose to listen and follow the mainstream media and their agenda. I started to believe the typical, yet ridiculous statements like, “All cops view me as a threat because of my skin” to the infamous “white privilege.” I even helped lead a Black Lives Matter protest in front of the California state fair entrance in July 2016. I was in a state of mind that I was oppressed because I am a Black male all through high school and my freshman year of college.
Candace Owens, founder of the Blexit movement, stated in the Washington Post Magazine, “It’s because of racism, because of some imaginary white boogeyman, that you’re never gonna be successful.” So, instead of continuing my crippling state of mind, I decided to take charge for change.
Fast forward to 2017 after the presidential election, things started to change for the better. My wife had me open my mind to see things from a different perspective which resulted in me doing some research that led me to decide to become a Republican.
I chose to be a Republican mainly because I started to see the hypocrisy and the bias of the Democratic party. Other reasons why I switched political parties were because I also noticed that the morals and views that are from the right were identical to the Christian morals and views that I was raised on.
Being an African American Republican in the Black community’s eyes is about equivalent to being a white supremacist honestly. And God forbid you marry a white woman or all Hell will break loose. With Donald Trump being our president now and the media portraying him as a racist, it is even more unorthodox for a person of color to being a conservative or a Trump supporter.
Republican strategist Rob Smith, a gay, Black veteran, described in Vice how he felt that the reason why Black people are starting to leave the Democrat party for the Republican party is mainly because of the issue of illegal immigration. “Working class black people know just from their own two eyes that illegal immigration devastates working-class black communities,” Smith said. “They see the jobs going away and they see that small business use and manipulate immigrants for smaller wages, and they know that hurts working-class Black men and Black women the most.”
What is wrong with being a Black male who wants to see his country great again? Why can’t a Black male marry a white woman who loves him dearly? Do all Black people have to think the same in America? This type of bigotry thinking is no different than how a white supremacist thinks about minorities. The Black community will continue to be on a downfall if this sort of disrespect amongst each other and other non-Black Americans chooses to continue.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best, “I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.” That quote I believe helped me to get me to where I am at today, and also could be preached to the Black community.
Once the left, and also the Black community, start to accept people regardless of their political views then, who knows, maybe the black sheep can be welcomed amongst the other sheep.
The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.