Last week the Republican National Committee held the 2nd Annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards, where hundreds of black conservatives gathered to celebrate the work of their conservative peers. Folks from the Media Research Center were there to speak to some of these grassroots activists and find out how they were being received in their local communities. The stories are harrowing and unfair.
“… Despite a willingness to fight for conservatives values in the Obama era, many of the attendees we spoke to told us that they had been called vicious names and subjected to ridicule due to their conservative leanings. “Oreo” and “Uncle Tom” were some of the names that attendees told us had been hurled at them by blacks who disagreed with them politically.
One woman’s family refused even refused to donate to her campaign for local office do to the fact that she was running as a Republican…
The conservative movement is often labeled by those on the left and many in the media in ways that, undoubtedly, lead many blacks to believe that racism and intolerance permeate its ranks. These labels are, of course, inaccurate, but they have none-the-less been an effective tool in turning African Americans into a reliable Democratic voting bloc.”
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