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Recently, Juan Williams at Fox News wrote an article claiming that African Americans are disinterested and incapable for embracing black Republicans. His simple-minded analysis effectively claims that black Republicans, being the visionaries that they are, are rejected out of hand by the entire black community for no good reason at all.
Juan fails to mention men like Colin Powell, who are highly respected in the black community. In the words of Williams:
“It is still common for black conservative voices to be dismissed as traitors to their race, and the tokens of powerful whites. Any black person who is openly Republican or conservative in their beliefs is immediately viewed as suspect — ‘inauthentic’ a ‘sell-out’ and not true to the history of black struggle for equality.”
In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell analyze this assertion made by Williams, and seek to determine if it’s true or false.