Black and Right: The Bold New Voice of Black Conservatives in America

Black and Right: The Bold New Voice of Black Conservatives in America

by J. G. Conti, Brad Stetson, Dennis Piszkiewicz, Stan Faryna
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275953424

ISBN-13: 9780275953423

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Black conservatism is no oxymoron. Recent polls have indicated that an increasing number of black Americans identified themselves as conservatives, favoring smaller government, lower taxes, tougher crime laws, welfare reform, and personal initiative. While applauding the moral and legal victories of the Civil Rights Movement, the conservative spokespeople in this

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Black conservatism is no oxymoron. Recent polls have indicated that an increasing number of black Americans identified themselves as conservatives, favoring smaller government, lower taxes, tougher crime laws, welfare reform, and personal initiative. While applauding the moral and legal victories of the Civil Rights Movement, the conservative spokespeople in this dynamic new collection reject the claims of inequities and what they consider to be the self-serving agenda of the present civil rights establishment. National leaders such as Justice Clarence Thomas and former Representative Gary Franks and writers such as Shelby Steele and Glenn Loury appear either as contributors or as subjects in this volume. They emphasize the grassroots aspects of black conservatism with a reliance on common sense and common humanity.

The strength of the black conservative voice lies in the growth of its numbers and social influence. As more African-Americans shift to the right and embrace conservative ideology, they are signalling what may be one of the most politically significant trends in American public life as the 20th century draws to a close. This provocative collection of essays shatters the myth that black Americans are uniformly left of center and that conservatism is an ideology with a white face. Unique in its personal and political portrait of black conservatives in America, this book shows the remarkable diversity of ideas from one of the most talked-about political movements to emerge in recent years.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275953423
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.93(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Perspectives on Personal Experience

No Room at the Inn: The Loneliness of the Black Conservative by Clarence Thomas

Notes of a Non-Native Son: The Third Vision by Robert A. George

You Look Like A Democrat by Kathleen M. Bravo

Young, Black, and Republican by Stuart De Veaux

What "Black Conservative" Means to Me by Lee Walker

Perspectives on Politics

Two Visions of Black Leadership by Brian W. Jones

Black Convervatives: The Undercounted by Willie and Gwen Richardson

No Need for a Government Handout by Telly Lovelace

Educational Devlopment in the Black Community by Mazhar Ali Awan

The Prescription of Black Conservatives by Gary Franks

Perspectives on Racism

Are You Really a Racist? A Commonsense Quiz by Joseph G. Conti and Brad Stetson

My Experience with the California Civil Rights Initiative by Errol Smith

Race Confab: An Exercise in Futility by Jesse Peterson

Racial Rage: The Response to Jesse Peterson by Marivic Francis

Are America's Juries Race-Obsessed? by Deroy Murdock

Perspectives on Morals

The Moral Vacuum in Black American Must Be Filled by Joseph Brown

The Black Family and Parental Licensure by Diann Ellen Cameron

A Setback is a Setup for a Comeback by Steven Craft

Family Values vs. Homosexual Rights: Tradition Collides with an Elite Social Tide by Joseph E. Broadus

A Black Conservative Looks at Abortion by Peter Kirsanow

Is This the Work of God? Reflections on the Black Church by Jesse Peterson

Black Diamonds: Discovering the Lessons of Freedom in Black Conservative Thought by Stan Faryna

Perspectives on America

A Conversation with Shelby Steele by Joseph G. Conti and Brad Stetson

An Interview with Ezola Foster by Joseph G. Conti

"The Sage of South-Central": An Interview with Larry Elder by Brad Stetson

Appendix: Media and Organizational Resources for the Study of Black Conservatism

Bibliography

About the Editors and Contributors

Index

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