“Stay true to who you are”: Coming out as a black conservative

We live in a day and age where the phrase “Black Lives Matter” is painted in in huge letters on a busy road, pops up on the screen while playing a popular video game, and is even featured church billboards and websites.

With all this increased awareness, heightened daily by mainstream media, why is it that a group of black people are increasingly facing social backlash when they go public with their beliefs?

Race traitor, bootlicker, Uncle Tom: these are a few of the derogatory words used by some to describe black people brave enough to go public with their conservative views. Even Joe Biden, the presumptive nominee for the Democratic party in the US 2020 election, proclaimed that if you are black and are even considering still voting for Trump, then “you ain’t black.”

How backwards is it for a white politician to bend down on one knee to symbolically support the Black Lives Matter movement. Keeping in mind that this was just weeks after stating that an individual isn't actually black if they take time to make an informed choice as to who should lead their country. Imagine if President Trump had made such a statement!

Illogical statements like Joe Biden's are becoming more common these days, especially from the far-left. That’s why it was no surprise when a man named Jordan reached out to me on Facebook for advice on how to “come out” as a black conservative.

Jordan, who resides in the Vancouver, British Columbia area, is tired of keeping quiet about his political views. After all, he makes an effort to treat those with opposing views to his with love and respect, so why can’t others?

Jordan is not the first black person to struggle with coming out as a conservative, and considering how closely intertwined race and politics are, he likely won’t be the last.

That’s why I extended an invitation for Jordan to go public as a conservative during a Rebel News interview. I’m glad he bravely accepted to do so.