ARE BLACK CONSERVATIVES DELUSIONAL?
Black conservatives continue to be the object of political scorn by Black elected officials, the civil rights leadership and the Black American community in general. The popular political rhetoric and conversation among virtually all sectors of the Black American community reference the “uncle Tom” stereotype in the context of Black conservatives. For their part, Black conservatives in general seem to be oblivious to the practical political reality as it relates to their challenge to the community at large. Apparently, Black conservatives are preoccupied with the intellectual exercise of articulating and arguing their political positions and scoring brownie points, as opposed to advancing a coherent political, economic and social strategy the moves the community forward.