The Democratic party has a well-documented racist past. However, what’s important to note is survey framing.
Black Americans are quick to note that past doesn’t reflect the party today. It’s time to question the narrative and at the very least recognize the Black conservatives and libertarians as being well intentioned even if you see their worldview as flawed. How questions are asked and what questions you ask matter.
It’s time Black Americans and all people of color get past this ignorant notion that American conservatism is inherently racist. Some will show huge gaps, others will show slim gaps.
We demand that firearms be banned in all spaces occupied by black people on our campus.” Wait a second, I thought. I realized I didn’t have a good answer; I only had more questions – like, why were blacks doing so poorly in cities that had been run by Democrats for decades? I joined the pro-life movement and walked in The March for Life. And that’s how I became a racist, sexist, misogynist.
At about the same time, while I was a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, the UT Austin Department of African Diaspora Studies released a statement in which they said, and I quote, “African Americans are disproportionately affected by the saturation of our society by firearms … I voted Republican – the party that views me as an empowered individual, able to shape my own destiny; not as a member of a victim group.
Let’s for the sake of argument grant that the republican party has a huge racism problem.
That still doesn’t excuse the way the black left treats black conservatives.