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Black Hesitancy and the Conservative Movement.

June 14, 2021 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) Many Americans have been hesitant to take the Covid-19 vaccine shot for various reasons; this hesitancy has been especially acute within the Black community.

Most of this hesitancy within the Black community is well founded.  Many of our experiences with the federal government has been painful, to say the least.

We can start with slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments from the 1930’s, etc.

The federal government has never recovered or rehabilitated their relationship with the Black community in any meaningful manner.

In a similar manner, the Republican Party and the conservative movement has never recovered nor rehabilitated its relationship with the Black community.

Just like the Black community is hesitant to take the Covid shot, Blacks are similarly hesitant to vote for and support the Republican Party and the conservative movement.

The Republican Party was founded as the party that was against slavery and was for total equality for the Black community.

Over time, the party renounced its long-established relationship with the Black community in the 60s and has never tried to repair the damage in any meaningful way to this day.

Before the party turned its back on us, they had empowered Blacks with supreme credibility within the Black community and the Republican Party as a bridge to the Black community.

The faces of the Black Republicans back then were luminaries from the Nixon administration like Bob Brown and Art Fletcher.  We had attorneys like William T. Coleman; U.S. Senators like Ed Brooke; baseball Hall of Famer like Jackie Robinson; and entertainers like Sammie Davis, Jr.

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These Blacks had supreme respect within the Black community as well as within the party.

We have gone from serious people like those listed above to buffoons like Candance Owens, Diamond & Silk, and CJ Pearson.

None of these characters have any connection to the Black community.  They are mere entertainment for the white community!  They, in all probability, have no idea who any of the above listed credible Black Republicans are.

They have become the face of Black Republicans because they make our party’s leaders feel comfortable; not because they have any standing within the Black community.

They appeal to whites within the party but repulse the Black community at the same time because of the idiotic and hyperbolic things coming out of their mouth!

Liberal media is happy to have them on their airways and profile them in their publications because they know they are mere media whores who are simply drawn to the red light of a TV camera.  They have absolutely no institutional knowledge of the party or the conservative movement; they are not well read; and they have no connection to the Black community.

Liberal media hold them up to be in the mainstream of the thinking among Black Republicans, when nothing could be further from the truth.  Liberals successfully seek to embarrass them in the most public of ways so that no one in the Black community takes them seriously.

Exhibit A is Pearson’s appearance last week on radical liberal Marc Hill’s TV show.  Pearson’s arrogance is extremely off putting and his lack of depth is embarrassing.  He is the prototype of a Black Republican the party wants to brand to be the bridge to the Black community.

Because these are the faces the party promotes, Blacks are hesitant to engage or become part of the Republican Party, even though Blacks by and large agree with conservative principles.

Notice that you rarely see “credible” Black Republicans in liberal media.  This is by design because liberals don’t want to show and promote serious Black Republicans on their platforms.  This doesn’t fit the liberal media’s narrative of portraying Black Republicans as “Uncle Toms” and being totally detached from the Black community.

Because Republicans are not serious about substantively engaging with the Black community they constantly choose buffoons within the Black community to be their face of the Black community.

The federal government is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to address the vaccine hesitancy within the Black community by creating a media campaign targeting the Black community with credible Black validators; but the Republican Party refuses to spend a fraction of this amount to overcome the hesitancy of the Black community to engage with them; and they definitely don’t have any credible Black validators.

The very Blacks they promote are antithetical to solving the problem the party has with the Black community.

If the party were to ever get serious about their relationship with the Black community, they must reengage with people like Ron Langston, Jennifer Carroll, Sean Moss, James White, Allegra McCullough, Ashley Taylor, Courtney Malveaux, David Wilson, Bob Woodson, just to name a few.

These are “real” Black Republicans who have credibility within the Black community.  These are Blacks who will tell the party what they need to hear, not what they want to hear!

My biggest fear is when all is said and done, there will be more said than done.

As one who makes his living doing strategic communications and public relations, I see no credible plan of action when it comes to the Black community.

I have worked with some of the biggest names in sports, business, entertainment, politics, and music.  I have written their speeches and editorials.

I have put together crisis management plans to help them get through public scandals.

There is no one of note in the Republican Party who has the skill set to understand the nexus of public relations and strategic communication when it comes to the Black community.  We have a major branding problem within the Black community and until the party comes to understand this issue, policy means absolutely nothing.

Having Blacks around you is not the same thing as having the “right” Blacks around you!!!

Staff Writer; Raynard Jackson

This talented brother is a Pulitzer Award nominated columnist and founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF), a federally registered 527 Super PAC established to get more Blacks involved in the Republican Party. BAFBF focuses on the Black entrepreneur. For more information about BAFBF, visit www.bafbf.org. You can follow Raynard on Twitter; Raynard1223.


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5 Responses to “Black Hesitancy and the Conservative Movement.”
  1. Vader007 says:

    GOP and Democrats are both colossal hypocrites when the issue is black America, ADOS.
    A real black American Conservative in my opinion would be some one like Louis Farrakhan and the NOI. Which both parties love to hate and demonize when it suites them. Black America needs it own political party.

  2. A Believer says:

    To my fellow Believers, consider this an Exhortation. 🙂

    To All Peoples: A Message of Salvation
    The World that is now, has rejected God. The hardship and plagues we have been experiencing are Gods attempts to WAKE You UP!!! What HAS happened is NOTHING compared to the catastrophe that is on the way. No amount of prepping, praying, hoping, thinking, meditating, crying, drinking, positivity, optimism-NOTHING, NO THING, NO THOUGHT, Absolutely Nothing, will halt, stop or lighten what is next.

    You do Not have to be here!! How can I be so Sure, you ask? Because you can be Saved by the Blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, and He has such a great love for His Children, that those who are Saved, will not be living through that horror show. Come one, come all- and learn a simple truth: God is not blind to what all is happening. There IS a Heaven and there is a Hell. —-BUT****There is a Blessed Hope: There is freedom in Jesus Christ. Even if this message of God’s goodness and Mercy, and message of Salvation through Jesus Christ, brings persecution, I will count it greater a blessing to have pulled a soul from Hell, than to be silent in fear, and see that soul lost forever in Hell . *For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believe; to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.* To have Faith in Jesus Christ, is trusting in His grace to bring you to Himself, to save you from hell. There are only 2 Commandments that we as Christians are to live by:the first is To love the Lord thy God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. the second is like unto this: to Love thy neighbor as thyself. To love someone is to tell them the truth, no matter how painful it sounds, for then the pain can be lessened by finding Peace in Christ Jesus. I myself would want to be told the truth, so I am telling this to you. Time is so short, now.

    KNOW that God IS in control. Do NOT take the vaccine or get microchipped, and then also tell others that Jesus is the ONLY Name by which you may get into Heaven; there is NONE other. It is NOW becoming GLOBALLY MANDATORY that all get the Shots. These people who are calling the shots are out to steal your souls!! DO NOT LET THEM! Instead, turn to The Lord Jesus, and call on His name, and He WILL free you from your bonds of sin and shame. Please do not delay.

    From the King James Bible; The Gospel according to John:
    3:16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 3:17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    3:18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 3:19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 3:20For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 3:21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

    We all can see that a BIG something is coming, and that it is not based on our own physical understanding of what we see is happening. It is God’s will. Is not God, He who sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us, so that through Him we may be saved and live eternally with Him in Heaven; is He not greater than anything that is on this earth? To know Gods blessed salvation through Jesus Christ, one must become Born Again… Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and You shall be saved.

    If you get to this point and believe, please feel free, as God leads, to pass this message on.

  3. Rick L says:

    The article is perplexing to me. It assumes blacks voters must have a “leader” to bring them to conservatives principles. (Which BTW, is not to die lack of ability to change, as suggested. But because there are certain truths that do not change for mankind. No matter what the left tells people. Men cannot be women and women cannot be men just because they think they are, for example.). All people sold know what policies work best for their individual interests.
    The Democrat party has been promising the black community a way out of poverty for over 60 years. The person that raised the most blacks out of poverty was Trump. Which is why his numbers in minority communities rose in the 2020 election, compared to 2016. Which kind of proves my point. The black community just needs a party that delivers for them, and also needs to stop listening to leftist propaganda in the media.
    I’d also like to know what the Republican Party did in the 60’s did to turn off black voters. As I recall, the Republicans were the determining factor in passing civil rights laws. While the Southern Democrats, like Al Gore, Sr., Robert Byrd, George Wallace, “Bull” Conner, Richard Russel, William Fulbright (Bill Clinton’s mentor) were blocking civil rights legislation, blocking school house doors for blacks, and beating black marchers for their civil rights.

  4. Lets start with, as far as I know, all anthropological evidence indicates that whites are smarter than blacks. All actual physical measurements indicate that black brains are about 9% smaller than white brains.

    What is a conservative??? a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes,

    Which is another way of saying “is resistant to learning new stuff” Now combine the two forms of, shall we say, mental deficiency and you get a behavior pattern that could get its practitioners killed.

    Did you ever wonder why less than 10% of working scientists self identify as republican? If the above does not explain the reason, well then let me say it does show why you are not a scientist. Just to hard. Having to deal with NEW STUFF

    Finally let me say that I applaud your fellow conservatives standing up for freedom. We need fewer people like you 🙂

  5. This is well put and on point. The Republican Party must clarify its identity before developing policy that will be relevant to the Black community.

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