The mission of black conservatism is not antithetical to the interests of the black community. We are not as far apart as some would have you believe. We are in fact one nation and one community – with a thousand different points of light. While each individual may have different aims – Dr. Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon, and I am an entrepreneur – but we all want what is best for our families and our communities.
I urge African-Americans to consider the ultimate price for limiting the diversity of opinion within the community. The very person you are alienating today with harsh words and closed minds, may, in fact, be the very person you may need tomorrow to negotiate on your behalf. Keep an open mind and an open heart. Even though there are matters over which we may disagree, we should all agree that we are God’s children and equal in His sight.