Black Republicans should show support for Michael Steele

Raynard Jackson NNPA Newswire Columnist | 3/8/2018, midnight

The tragedy in all this is the fact that Schlapp has no understanding as to why Steele and the Black community were offended and repulsed at what happened at the dinner and its aftermath.

But, this conduct should be offensive to anyone with integrity and values. Whites should be just as offended and alarmed at this whole incident; not only because it was racist, but because it was wrong.

It should come as no surprise that the ACU has not one Black employee. They have one Black board member, Ron Christie, but don’t expect to hear from him anytime this century on an issue involving Blacks and racism. So, I guess in the ACU’s view, there is no room for Blacks in their version of conservatism.

As if this racial dig at Michael Steele wasn’t bad enough; I am just as stunned, but not surprised, at the public silence of many Black Republicans. As of this writing, I have seen very few Black Republicans publicly denouncing Walters’ comments and Schlapp’s reaction to what happened on the record.

Where are all the Black Republican media whores who never miss an opportunity to criticize Colin Kaepernick, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus, or former President Barack Obama when they make crazy, radical, liberal ad hominin attacks on Republicans and conservatives?

Please tell me what Deneen Borelli, Shermichael Singleton, Candace Owens, Crystal Wright, Lawrence Jones and Paris Dennard have said about Walters’ comments?

These Blacks have no “core” values nor do they seem to understand the “heritage” of Blacks in the Republican Party. This seems to have left the Black conservative “family” without a voice.

The day after Walter’s comments, there was a gathering of Black conservatives, many attendees of the CPAC event, and from my sources, there was absolutely no discussion of the Steele incident.

How the hell is that even possible? This is why many Blacks, including myself, find Black Republicans repulsive. Out of all these gathered Black Republicans who want to be in charge and not one brought up the Steele issue? And you wonder why we can’t get more Blacks involved in our party and the conservative movement.

Raynard Jackson is founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF), a federally registered 527 Super PAC established to get more Blacks involved in the Republican Party. BAFBF focuses on the Black entrepreneur. For more information about BAFBF, visit www.bafbf.org.