Nearly 2,300 people have been shot and 424 were killed in Chicago from January 1 to October 24, 2019, according to the Chicago Tribune. In the new Fox Nation show, “The New Battle for Chicago,” Chicago native and Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell puts faces and names behind these horrific numbers in urban Chicago. There seems to be no progress in a city ran historically by a regime of democratic, liberal policy.
It is on this premise that I base my views and it is because I believe in creating your own privilege at the end of the day that I am a conservative. Liberalism has often held the “American Dream” as something to mock or distrust—something not for black people, an illusion that excludes the “others”.
Federal aid for America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities has now expired and Congress can’t agree whether to pass a short or long term plan to restore the funding. A group of bipartisan senators, educators and students demand a vote now.
These federal dollars pay for campus infrastructure improvements, faculty and curriculum development, and student services. Without them, staff members are looking at layoffs and students are considering transferring.
Here are the questions we must ask and answer amid this debate (not the win for such is historic and beyond congratulatory and great). Where has debate gone? What is the future of debate and its relevance to black culture? Has it been hijacked by the topics of mainstream media?
The media has functioned as a propaganda tool for a single political party ideology, not only destroying their own purpose but as well as threatening the existence of a free republic—not only physically, civically but mentally.
I believe this is a Biblical pattern we see—after about 400 years of slavery then comes freedom. We can see the parallel in the Biblical narrative and in our own historical one. The Hebrews i.e. the children of Israel were enslaved to the Egyptians for 400 years (see Genesis 15:13, Acts 7:6). So too, this year (2019) is exactly 400 years since the very first slaves were brought to America. A ship, carrying about 20 enslaved Africans, appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia.
Though slavery was abolished in 1865 the fight to be free extended well into the 1960s and into the present day. However, this fight has morphed into a mental one. As we fight, “we”, speaking directly about African Americans, to understand our true enemy—the slave master of single, static and liberal thought.
White privilege is the concept of the economic, social and political institutions in liberal democracies like America benefits whites while disadvantaging racial minorities. However, the evidence does not back up this claim. White Americans do not have the highest household medium income, Asians do. According to The Institute on Assets and Social Policy Asian American median household income is $57,418 per year. White Americans have an average household income of $48,877 per year.
Planned Parenthood operates the nation’s largest chain of abortion clinics and almost 80% of its facilities are located in minority neighborhoods. About 13% of American women are black, but they submit to over 35% of all abortions in this country. While these statistics are shocking, they are embedded in the history of Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was active with the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) and the eugenics movement in the beginning of the twentieth century.
Black Men Feed DC is a unique service opportunity for the DC male population, built on the ideas of community and fellowship. Black Men Feed DC provides an opportunity to better not only the Howard male population but to enrich the Black community of the greater DC area as well. I challenge readers to reimagine “the black man”. He isn’t what you’ve totally thought and now, more than ever, he is reemerging; in strength, truth, and service.
It is with this perspective and from this place that my assertion is founded. I am a black male born and raised on the west side of Chicago and here is the controversy: I am a CONSERVATIVE. I grew up this way. I often thought that I was the only one. However, this year I began to reawaken my political senses. As I met hundreds of others both online and in-person who were also black and conservative.