Vitiligo is a skin disorder that gained notoriety for being the cause of Micheal Jackson’s loss of skin color. I think I have discovered a condition that a lot of Black Republicans/Conservatives seem to have, Mental Vitiligo(M.V.). I actually discovered this condition by accident when I began to look into politics more deeply and observed what people had to say. I began listening to a local Black Conservative Talk Show host which prompted me to listen to more nationally known figures. Almost without fail, I noticed that whenever a Black Republican/Conservative was on a program whether it be television or radio, they sounded the same. All of them seemed to have the same personalities and qualities. I am sure that I am not the only one that has noticed that a good number of Black Republicans/Conservatives seem fixated on making Black Democrats seem racist or stupid. I have had hundreds of conversations with Black Conservatives and a lot of them seem to be on a mission to dissassociate themselves from the black community. Regardless of the circumstances, they are often recruited to say that a particular thing was not racist if it is an action of a white toward a black or that it was racist if it was the action of a black toward a white.
As I became more interested in the topic, I began to look around to see what I could find. One of the first people that came to my attention was Jesse Lee Peterson who is a favorite of Sean Hannity who reportedly said that slavery was a gift from God. That statement reminded me of something a local Black Conservative Talk Show host said which was that slaves were better off in America than not being slaves in Africa. That sort of mindset nearly blew me away. How could anyone be so ridiculous? I remember contacting Frances Rice who is the Chair of the National Black Republican Association to complain about the tone of Black Republicans. Her response was that she and others were going to do everything in their power to bring Obama down. It was clear to me that her response had more to do with race than politics. Black Republicans will be the first to suggest that the Democratic Party is fixated on race and often plays the race card. I think the opposite is true. I can demonstrate that Black Republicans are fixated on race and there main weapons are race cards. In my opinion, they play to the disgruntled whites who feel that the United States is changing and that minorities are taking over.
I thought I should conclude this peace with some examples of what I consider “Mental Vitiligo”. All of the following titles were taken from the National Black Republican Association website.
“Is Obama a Racist?” by Frances Rice, “A Post Racial President?” by Thomas Sowell, Stupid Black Men by Larry Elder, Bamboozled by Angela McGlowan, and They Think You’re Stupid by Herman Cain. That is much more than a coincidence, but represents a way of thinking. Mental Vitiligo seems to be a condition that tells Black Conservatives that they have to go out of their way to dissassociate themselves from the Black Community and they seem to want to achieve that by attacking it. I personally believe that sufferers of Mental Vitiligy believe that if they take every opportunity to attack the Black community or defend attacks against the Black community, they will be more accepted in society. They fail to realize that their actions only serve to feed the predjudices that some people have.