Larry Elder: The Right’s Very Favorite Token Black Guy

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Quote:A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.

As far as I can see, a black man who supports the Republican Party is the one who is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders. A black man who goes out and pushes the Republican agenda is just plain confused.

Elder likes to bill himself as “The Sage from South Central.” I suppose this is meant to establish his credentials in the African American community as being “from the hood.” Apparently, because he was able to go to college and become a lawyer, Elder has little sympathy for welfare moms and the poor. I have a hard time imagining him on the mean streets of South Central running with a bad crowd. So it seems odd to me that he would use the fact that he’s from South Central to establish a certain tough-guy image while he rants against Government assistance programs and for self-empowerment.

Self-empowerment is easy for the fortunate few. For the rest of us it’s a damned hard struggle. Maybe Elder should research why so few African-Americans can relate to the Republican Party, and ask himself if he is really supporting his community by pushing a Republican agenda that hurts primarily the poor, working families in communities like South Central Los Angeles.

Required Reading
Wikipedia: Larry Elder bio

Reference
The Larry Elder Show
Town Hall article archive

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