At least 90 percent of black voters choose the liberal party. To say it’s unusual to be a “black Republican” is an understatement.
The black Republicans in CNN Money’s video talk about the name-calling they have to deal with, like “Uncle Tom” and “oreos,” just for thinking outside the leftist box.
Featured in the brief clip are Telly Lovelace, the Republican National Committee’s black outreach director (see BCN’s post), Rep. Mia Love, and other black GOP voters. They share some ideas about how the party might bring more black voters into the fold.
A black pastor featured in the news story, James Davis, was one of the black clergy who met with Donald Trump last year.
“We were called everything but a child of God,” Davis said about the reaction to the meeting. “From sellout to coon. We went and we saw him, we heard him, and what pulled us to him, for me, was the fiscal conservatism. We talked about the rebuilding of inner cities. That’s going to affect black people more than anybody else.”