The Republican Party and C-PAC’s continued infatuation with minstrel shows
3/12/2019, 3:36 p.m.
Having just concluded the nation’s month-long celebration of Black History, the Republican Party and the conservative movement had one of the most disastrous months in my lifetime.
I have warned anyone who will listen that race will be the most dominant issue as we head into the 2020 election cycle, and the [Republican] party and conservatives are totally ill-prepared and incapable of dealing with this issue of race.
The Republican Party and the conservative movement have done NOTHING — let me repeat NOTHING — to show that they are serious about engaging the Black community in any meaningful way.
Put another way, if the Republican Party and the conservative movement were accused in a court of law of wanting “meaningful” engagement with the Black community, would there be enough evidence to convict them? The answer is a loud, unequivocal NO!!!!!!!!!!
They continue to promote and showcase minstrel shows like Diamond & Silk and the Black community’s version of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Candace Owens.
Political sycophants like Lynn Patton “willingly” allow themselves to be used as props and pawns all in the name of getting a condescending pat on the head by their overseers. Congressman Mark Meadows was WRONG for the stunt he used with Patton. Let me repeat HE WAS DEAD WRONG!
I know Meadows and he is a very decent guy and I know first-hand that he wants to see more Blacks involved with our party, but again, what he did was wrong and stupid, not racist!
The blame is to be placed on Patton. She should have had the “integrity” to tell Meadows that she would not allow him to use her as a prop but instead would be willing to submit for the record her account of her personal relationship with the Trump family.
Memo to Black Republicans: STOP trying to explain Patton’s situation away. She was willingly used as a prop! End of sentence. Lynn, you are NOT a martyr, you simply got used. Admit it and move own.
In order to have credibility within the Black community, you must call out foolishness when it happens and stop trying to explain it away by giving cover to those who offend us. There is no explaining away what Meadows and Patton did!
As if the above minstrel shows were not bad enough, it gets worse.
My longtime followers are well aware that the Republican National Committee (RNC) has for several years tried to copy my Black Republican Trailblazer Awards. They are far too incompetent to successfully imitate me, despite them suing me in court over the very event that, even they admit, I created. To read more click on this link: http://thyblackman.com/2016/02/01/the-rncs-continued-disdain-for-ol-blacks/comment-page-1/.
So, last week the RNC had its perverted knock-off of my Trailblazer and, as is par for the course, they turned it into another minstrel show.
The venue was at a nightclub. Yep, you heard me right, a nightclub. They took what was supposed to be a very solemn event that was supposed to recognize Black Republicans that met three criteria: