British black conservative Tamara Chabe responds to a recent attack on Mia Love:
"Darron T. Smith wrote a disparaging article in the Huffington Post about Mia Love, who won in Utah and became the first black female Republican to be voted into Congress.
In his article entitled ‘She Looks Black, but Her Politics Are Red: What Mia Love's Victory Means for the Face of the GOP’, Smith, who is a black male professor, argues that Mia Love is out of touch with the realities of the struggles faced by black people in America; she benefits from ‘white privilege’; and her success is a dangerous development. He wrote the following:
"Black Americans are the only racial group that votes in a bloc and, arguably, the only group to vote their political interests. But Mia Love, viewing herself and others through the prism of individualism, strays from the political stances that would benefit the black community as a whole, which is why a political figure like her is so compelling.
"Mia and others like her are seemingly out of touch with the political realities of African Americans and what remains at stake for them."
Smith’s attacks against Mia are astonishing and outrageous. He seems to be suggesting that somehow, centre-right/socially conservative/libertarian ideas of limited government and personal responsibility are incompatible with being black, and that by furthering those ideals Mia is acting against the interests of blacks and furthering a white agenda."
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