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You can tell Jim is black because he gets so excited about Black Conservatism.  Somebody to hang with.


There are more of us than you think and the number is growing each day...  Does that frightened you?

 

 


What race do you think I am?

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You can tell Jim is black because he gets so excited about Black Conservatism.  Somebody to hang with.


There are more of us than you think and the number is growing each day...  Does that frightened you?

 

 

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You can tell Jim is black because he gets so excited about Black Conservatism.  Somebody to hang with.

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I guess the thing to remember here is that Trump does not support Blacks or Conservatives. 


Trump does support White Supremacists, White Nationalists, Nazis and KKKers ....... And those vile organizations support Trump .... comprising a large part of his base!

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I guess the thing to remember here is that Trump does not support Blacks or Conservatives. 

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BY:  Larry Elder

 

This past weekend, I spoke for the second time at the second annual Black Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., hosted by Turning Point USA. Turning Point was founded in 2012 by then-18-year-old Charlie Kirk. Its website describes its goal as seeking "to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government."

 

In addition to the Black Leadership Summit, Turning Points holds other annual gatherings, including the Young Women's Leadership Summit, the Young Latino Leadership Summit and the Student Action Summit. Turning Point, according to Kirk, has established chapters at over 1,000 college campuses across the country. In a short time, the organization has become quite a force.

 

In an interview with Business Insider, Kirk asked: "Have you ever seen a conservative shout down a liberal speaker on campus? Isn't that kind of strange, though, that the left does that every day and conservatives don't?" He argues: "We live in a broken culture. Where the conservative movement is making gains really quick and where the left is really struggling right now is that we are offering remedies for a broken culture."

 

Not too surprisingly, Turning Point is not without controversy. A column in the conservative Washington Examiner written by a college senior insists: "TPUSA is initially attractive to many young people due to the organization's savvy marketing using memes, posters, and catchy slogans such as 'socialism sucks.' And at first glance, this may seem like a good thing for the conservative movement.

 

"But everyone should be concerned by the mainstreaming of TPUSA and Kirk. ... In reality, it's an organization that pulls kids too young to know any better into a group that's deeply troubled and dishonest at its core."

 

A piece in the Wall Street Journal written by a senior at Dartmouth criticizes groups like Turning Point for receiving funding by wealthy donors. The student wrote: "These groups are well-organized, well-funded political operations, not grass-roots gatherings or student-led movements. There's nothing necessarily wrong or unethical about them, but they often convey a deliberately false image of themselves as bottom-up movements when in fact they are top-down, highly purposive national organizations. Students approached by their recruiters -- or handed "educational" material by their activists -- should ask about their sponsors and objectives."

 

What I know is this: Some 400 young blacks recently gathered in D.C., where they heard criticism of Democrats, liberals and the left. Speakers such as former Turning Point Communications Director Candace Owens, now a podcast host for Prager University, questioned blacks' overwhelming allegiance to the Democratic Party, arguing that the party pushes the narrative of systemic, structural and institutional racism for power and votes. After I spoke, young person after young person came up to me and said things like, "You introduced me to economics professors Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams," and, "because of you and your books and videos, I began to question the horrible things I was taught about the 'racist' Republican Party."

 

These young people did not think of themselves as victims. They recognized their good fortune as Americans living in a country of opportunity where their own future will be bright if they work hard. In my speech, I quoted black liberal Harvard sociology professor Orlando Patterson, who 28 years ago wrote: "The sociological truths are that America, while still flawed in its race relations ... is now the least racist white-majority society in the world; has a better record of legal protection of minorities than any other society, white or black; offers more opportunities to a greater number of black persons than any other society, including all those of Africa."

 

At last weekend's summit, the narrative of "structural racism" by the police was challenged with facts, studies and data. The Democrats' opposition to private vouchers was questioned, given studies showing that school choice improves reading and math scores, graduation rates and parental satisfaction. Democratic policies of reparations, race-based preferences, government-mandated minimum wage and taxes on job creators were challenged.

 

I have known Sowell and Williams for nearly 30 years. Their presence loomed large this weekend in Washington, D.C. For years, they were lonely voices questioning blacks' devotion to the Democratic Party. They have long argued that the welfare state has destabilized families, encouraging women "to marry the government" and men to abandon their financial and moral responsibilities. They have long argued against the job-destroying impact of the minimum wage. They have long argued that one's fate is determined not by racism but by one's willingness to invest in oneself through education, hard work and sacrifice.

 

Turning Point's Black Leadership Summit shows that Sowell's and Williams' books, columns, television appearances and speeches have spawned a generation of hopeful young black men and women who believe in themselves. These bright, energetic young people get it. As then-first lady Barbara Bush said, "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house."

What a weekend!

 

 

 

 


Once again an opinion article so it is just what the author thinks, and the first question should be was the author paid to speak, and was this part of that deal. Blacks are no different than whites and should not be only in one party. Now having said that what we have today in the USA is not 2 parties, but one free party, and one party (Reb.) under the control of Dictator Trump and due to that the country is being destroyed just as Trump destroyed the Reb. party. Notice the Reb. party is ending all primary elections for President in the States. It has done so in a number of them todate and want that in all 50 before next year. Dictator Trump wants no opposition. Anyone who supports that will support a Dictator just like Germany did for Hitler. Trump has told us he thinks the 2020 election should be put off for 2 years, and he will be President for at least 13 years. The Dictator has given us his plan. Then he will support his Son to replace him. No election needed. Michael Cohen backed up what he said on not leaving if he looses. That is the NY Mob way. No thinking person should support that, so right now they vote Dem. to get rid of the dictator.

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BY:  Larry Elder

 

This past weekend, I spoke for the second time at the second annual Black Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., hosted by Turning Point USA.

Any summit hosted by an organization that avidly supports Trump and his Fascist criminal empire has no credibility!
The use of college campuses by this organization is akin to recruitment by the Hitler Youth movement.
In an interview with Business Insider, Kirk asked: "Have you ever seen a conservative shout down a liberal speaker on campus?
Good point .... instead they beat the crap out of Trump protesters and use cars to run over and kill counter protesters!
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I'm sorry to interrupt this conversation but I have a few questions...

 

Why does the title include "Black"?

 

I swear to all, over 50 years ago my friends, family and I fought for equality for all in America. I do realize the current administration is lacking on that issue, but have we not, in the most recent 40 years, been equal?

 

If not, then I am so ashamed and will not stand by as my family and friends are degraded.

 

On 1-October-2017, someone chose to murder 58 people and harm hundreds of others (including my youngest daughters and their step-sis). They were Americans of all ethnic backgrounds. Since then the (then unknown to me) racial divide seems to have spread?

 

How is it we hate other ethnic groups when none of us actually know our ethnic group? I am just so confused and sad about this.

 

This needs to stop; the madness of the current administration will end us if not stopped.

 

#VegasStrong

 


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Are you also in support of kanye wearing his maga hat and giving a concert which turned into a political rally for trump...wonder if he advertised it as a trump rally, or if the trump campaign paid him for it. 

And concerning the young black conservatives, what percentage of the trump republican party do they comprise?

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Hi Larry,  Your article is fascinating. With all that crazyness in D.C. lately its refreshing to hear that maybe things are getting out and in a positive way. I am very suspicious about how these news leaks  involve one party and one law firm. Things just can't be all going in one direction if this were a book it would be a best seller. This country does not want socialism. We are a free country not a give every thing away for free country I beleive this country can be great again prosperous well educated and a world leader in medicine, technology and quality of life. I am an independent voter and I am not falling for all this drama we need a strong base to grow I respect the work you do and hopefully it will bear fruit in this time of madness and rage

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