WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: Young black conservative leaders from across the country take photos in the East Room of the White House as President Donald Trump speaks on the state of the growing economy as part of the 2018 Young Black Leadership Summit at White House on October 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
Young Black conservatives stan for Trump at White House Leadership Summit
These are the faces of the new young black conservative movement.
The social consequences have not stopped his professional ambitious however, as he says he is attending law school to change policy.
“I’m kind of anti-political correctness because it strays away from the actual principles behind things and it goes into just purely feeling,” says Peace. “And if we were to all go based off of feelings then that means all people’s feelings are valid, right? Which would mean Hitler’s feelings are valid. Which means if we go along that line of logic… then if I feel like killing you then I should. So I want to fight that irrational type of way of thinking,” he stated.
Bevelyn Beatty was dressed in bright red from head to toe, a look which both fit in with the MAGA hats and stood out amongst the sea of black suits. Her voice echoed across the street when she spoke passionately about why she chose to vote for Trump.
“I got so much ridicule, I was called a disgrace to my people and let me tell you something, it was predominately white people who told me this,” said Beatty. “Now I’m not a racist now, I love my white people, but let’s make something very clear. When you have a white person tell you how to think because you’re black, that is racism!”
“IF I TELL A GIRL THAT I VOTED FOR TRUMP, SHE WON’T, SHE’LL STOP DATING ME.”
“Malcolm X said it very clear, any African Americans who vote for liberals that have continued to make promises and yet have not done anything and have not kept to their promises, are a chump! And a disgrace to your race,” said Beatty.
“We are not the disgrace! We are not angry black people. We are not people that are stupid. We are not dumb, look at all these educated faces. I came here and I was like wow, all of these black conservatives? So you’re telling me I’m not the only one?” she preached the cheering crowd.
Standing near Bevelyn as she spoke was New Jersey native Cordell Erskine, born to undocumented immigrants. He considers himself to be a fiscal conservative, but a fundamental liberal, citing the PragerU video differentiating the difference between leftists and liberals.
“People assume just because you’re black or a woman that you have a certain opinion,” he pointed out. After he served in the military, Erskine says he went to college and graduated with “no college debt. I don’t have any problems, I can succeed even though I’m black.”
Making opportunities for oneself and ending what they say is separation between African Americans and Americans, seemed to be the focus for most supporters.
Joe Latham was not as outspoken as some of the others in the crowd. He lacked a MAGA hat and a megaphone, but still was supportive of the current administration.
Latham addressed the fact that he has “come to really respect Trump. … We’re all Americans and he’s trying to do the best he can for you being an American.”
“I’m not out here because I’m a Republican, I don’t identify as a Republican,” Latham said. “I’m a guy with an opinion and I’m seeking the truth.”