I get that reaction often. I know that I’m in the minority. Nationally, only about 5% of blacks identify as Republicans. And as the great poet Lil’ Wayne once stated: “women lie, men lie… but numbers don’t lie”. So I expect people to be surprised – there’s not a lot of us. Presently, the RNC is actively working to diversify the party and broaden our message.
But what bothers me is that only black Republicans have to defend their political affiliation. Black Democrats don’t. Nor do black Independents. Even political by-standers who never exercise their civic duty are barely questioned. So why us? Oh, because blacks have always been Democrats, right? Uh, no.
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