February 14, 2010

Black History Month Part 4: The Conservatives!

Black History month likes to promote a very tunnel visioned view of black people. They celebrate the struggles of Dr. King, Rosa Parks, the Little Rock Nine, etc. and generally anyone who escribes to liberal thought (i.e. Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc.). However, if Black History month is to be fair, let's consider a few in society that are definately worth mentioning.

Our journey begins with the Dean of Economics at George Mason University. Since 1990, Walter E. Williams has been a professor of economics at the university. Williams' takes a firm stand on Free Market Capitalism as well as showing the positivies of the so-called US Trade Deficit. Williams makes regular stand-in appearances on the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Walter Williams is a Conservative.

One of Williams good friends is Thomas Sowell. Thomas is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover institute and also heavily involved in Economics. In fact, he has written a book Basic Economics that has become a standard text on the subject. Sowell is a Conservative.

Going away from the University, our next stop is the US Capitol. This is where we will find Supreme Court Justic Clarence Thomas. Thomas succeeded Thurgood Marshall as the second black jurist on the Supreme Court. Thomas prides himself as being a judge that puts the Constitution before him. Thomas is a Conservative.

Remaining in D. C. gives us the rememberance of the former Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice. She has since returned to Standford University as a Political Science professor. She also is a Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institute. A very interesting tidbit of information came to light at the 2000 Republican Naitonal Convention when she said, "My father joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did." Condoleeza Rice is a Conservative.
As Chairwoman of the National Black Republican Association, Frances Rice champions the Republican Party platform and desires to see it fulfilled in the lives and homes of the "black community." Frances Rice is a Conservative.
Here is a list of others that you can research on your own.
1. Star Parker
2. Angela McGlowan
3. Alfonso Rachel
4. Joseph C. Phillips
5. Ken Blackwell
6. Homer Plessy
These are just a few of many black conservatives in the country. Black History month just wouldn't be the same without these mentions.

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