A New Breed of Elephant: Conservative Outreach, Transcending Identity Politics, and Victory in the 21st Century

Just over a year ago I announced on this blog that I was undertaking a massive project to write a book about minority conservatives. The concept was vague and undefined, but I knew that it was something that I needed to do.

I didn’t have an agent, I didn’t have a publisher, and I didn’t have a name for the book.

One year later and I still don’t have an agent or a publisher, but I have named the book and I’m proud to announce that you can now pre-order it on Amazon. (Paperback copies will be available in mid-March).

The concept of the book changed as I worked on it and eventually settled on the topic of outreach. The minority conservatives I interviewed had so many good ideas for how to reach their communities and as I wrote I realized that this topic is probably the most important one that I could address.

That’s not all the book is about, but it is the majority of the writing. The book is filled with interviews from conservatives from as many backgrounds as I could find and their ideas, along with my own research, formed the basis for the rest of the book. You’ll also find out what the core principles of being a conservative are and what it’s like to be a minority conservative.

I sincerely hope that what I have written in this book does justice to the work of those interviewed and helps conservatism to move forward into the 21st century.

I proudly announce that A New Breed of Elephant: Conservative Outreach, Transcending Identity Politics, and Victory in the 21st Century will hit the web on March 1st, 2016.

Book Cover

Pre-order now on Amazon. 

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Systemic Oppression Versus Racism: Get Your Definitions Straight

Check yourself before you wreck yourself. If it would sound racist if you changed the word "white" to "black"...it's still racist.

Check yourself before you wreck yourself.
If it would sound racist if you changed the word “white” to “black”…it’s still racist.

“You can’t be racist toward white people. Racism is based in systemic/institutional oppression and since there is no sociopolitical infrastructure working  against white people, white people can’t be affected by racism!”*

Ah, Social Justice bloggers.

This type of comment usually appears on tumblr (or from the mouth of some professor in an ivory tower) and it is totally lacking any understanding of what systemic and institutional oppression is, as well as misunderstanding (usually intentionally) what racism is. They conflate the two, but they fail to realize there is are differences between the two things and pretending they are interchangeable terms is just dishonest.

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An Excited Rant About Schuette v. Coalition

Apologies, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I had the flu (still may have it actually, but I’m better…ish. My apologies for my crap immune system.)

I had to do a little informal excited dance across my blog after the recent Supreme Court ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, which was a court case that was working to determine if Michigan’s effort to stop public universities from using Affirmative Action in their admissions criteria was constitutional.

Spoiler alert: the Supreme Court found in favor of the voters of Michigan having the fight to do away with this backwards and bigoted concept of “affirmative action”.

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Anti-Discrimination Laws are Discriminatory: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

Today the Supreme Court will be deciding if Michigan has the right to outlaw race discrimination in their universities.

Yeah, you read that right.

You know a case is going to be interesting when even the oppositions attorney is questioning whether the entire court case is obtuse.

Affirmative action opponents persuaded Michigan voters to outlaw any consideration of race after the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions.

That state’s constitutional amendment is now being examined by the high court to determine whether the change the voters sought is in fact discriminatory.

It is a proposition that even the lawyer for civil rights groups in favor of affirmative action acknowledges is a tough sell, at first glance.

“How can a provision that is designed to end discrimination in fact discriminate?” said Mark Rosenbaum of the American Civil Liberties Union. Yet that is the difficult argument Rosenbaum will make on Tuesday to a court that has grown more skeptical about taking race into account in education since its Michigan decision in 2003.

– Fox News

I have a very low opinion of affirmative action myself. Race should never be a factor in a job application or university admissions application. Never. 

How in the world can you say that it’s okay to discriminate in favor of a minority, but then turn around and sue someone for discriminating against a minority? A bit hypocritical don’t you think.

Oh wait, liberals are the ones who love Affirmative Action. Why am I surprised by hypocisy?

So I applaud Michigan’s decision on this. The voter’s chose and now, somehow, it’s being said that this decision is discriminatory.

Discriminatory against who exactly?

People argue that minority enrollment has gone down since the amendment was passed in Michigan, but what they don’t talk about is the real question.

What was the quality of the students that were turned down? Their GPAs? Their SATs and ACTs? Their recommendations and extracurriculars?

Why should a school consider anything other than the above when deciding who is a good fit for their schools?

How is it discrimination to say “your race does not matter to us, we don’t care what your skin color is, the only thing that matters is your merit”, that’s racist?

No, no it’s not.

So here’s hoping that the Supreme Court will make the smart decision tomorrow.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Rush Limbaugh Called It: Everyone Stop Bullying that Witness!

And by “bullying” we mean “asking questions to”, because it’s clearly inconceivable that a defense lawyer would ask pointed questions to the prosecution’s witness in order to poke holes in their story.

Except that if you’ve watch Law and Order even a single time, you would know that this is exactly what lawyer’s do to the witness of their opponent.

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Manufactured Outrage: Racism, Racism, Everywhere and Not a Drop is Real

Yeah, we know kid. You’re a liberal and everything is racist.

Sometimes I wonder what drugs most liberals are on, because they get some really good stuff apparently.

There were two symbolic stick figures on the quilt in which one represented no knowledge while the other represented enlightenment after the learning assignment. Can you imagine a nervous young student who was proud to discuss the quilt work, and the horror when Martinsville, Virginia Councilwoman Sharon Brooks-Hodge suddenly accused the student of racism over a black stick figure in the quilt?

Where does the liberal insanity end? Sharon Brooks-Hodge thinks that a stick figure using the color black is racist and wants to see “you white people” as stick figures on the quilt. Isn’t that racist? Oh wait… it’s not racist when it’s a Liberal doing it.

Gateway Pundit

Yup.

That happened.

Reportedly the councilwoman made one of the students cry through her strident insistence that the children from the Piedmont Governor’s School were racist because they chose the color black (which is the absence of color and light) to describe how they felt before they were enlightened by the knowledge they gained a school trip.

I think Sharon would get along spectacularly with John Wiley-Price of Dallas, who thought the term “black hole” was horribly offensive and racist at a County Commission meeting in 2008. Someone get these two on the phone with each other, they will be BFFs that will provide us with nonstop entertainment as they travel the country declaring which uses of the word “black” are racist in their view.

It will be the best comedy film of the year.

Thought the Oscars would probably put in the drama category for being a “heart-wrenching discussion of the inherent racism of the English language.”

My advice to Sharon Brooks-Hodge, grow a thicker skin or keep your mouth shut. Not every phrase uttered that uses the word “black” in it is meant to refer to your race.

You made a child cry because you called them racist for a kindly meant gesture and a handmade quilt.

You are a terrible person and that has nothing to do with your race.