Illegal immigration costs taxpayers about $113 billion a year at the federal, state and local level, according to figures from the Federation for American Immigration Reform. About $84 billion is absorbed by state and local governments that mostly derive funding through property, sales and income taxes.

Black citizens pay their share of these taxes yet the government programs funded through these taxes are then reduced or unavailable to Black Americans in too many communities due to illegal residents taking advantage of them.

There is an awakening that many are trying to ignore but they can’t. Conservatism is experiencing a reshaping, a renaissance, a fresh resonance and in many ways a much needed revitalization. The championing cry is becoming; lets make conservatism great again!

Former NFL player Jack Brewer once raised campaign money for President Barack Obama, but now he’s among the increasing number of Black voters who support President Trump.

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.

There are no two thoughts or ideologies that are identical. When it comes to politics or social issues there are no identical twin opinions, only fraternal twins. They may originate from the same place, but they flow through two completely different channels. The strength of America, the strength of this culture, the strength of any people is the ability to celebrate difference not shun it. True unity, at its core, is not conformity but a celebration of difference.

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.