Black People : NAACP leader switches to republican

indya

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I know some here arn't going to be interrested in this thread, but I wanted to bring it up. I think a person can care about black issues AND be a republican, I don't believe it has to be one or the other.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/columnists/orl-maxwell1705nov17,0,2971218.column?coll=orl-news-col

For decades, Republicans have struggled to reach out to black Americans. But now in Orange County, the GOP has to reach no further than the NAACP.

As of this week, Derrick Wallace, head of Orange County's NAACP, has switched parties -- to become a Republican.

"I've thought about this for two years," Wallace said Tuesday afternoon, just a few hours after returning from the elections office. "This is not a decision I made yesterday."

It is, however, a decision that rang out like a shot among political circles.
 

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indya said:
I know some here arn't going to be interrested in this thread, but I wanted to bring it up. I think a person can care about black issues AND be a republican, I don't believe it has to be one or the other.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/columnists/orl-maxwell1705nov17,0,2971218.column?coll=orl-news-col

For decades, Republicans have struggled to reach out to black Americans. But now in Orange County, the GOP has to reach no further than the NAACP.

As of this week, Derrick Wallace, head of Orange County's NAACP, has switched parties -- to become a Republican.

"I've thought about this for two years," Wallace said Tuesday afternoon, just a few hours after returning from the elections office. "This is not a decision I made yesterday."

It is, however, a decision that rang out like a shot among political circles.
Who cares? The NAACP has been a shell of its self for decades!
 

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panafrica said:
Who cares? The NAACP has been a shell of its self for decades!

So many think that black republicans are sellouts or don't care about black issues and since I don't believe this is true I brought up this article.
 

panafrica

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indya said:
So many think that black republicans are sellouts or don't care about black issues and since I don't believe this is true I brought up this article.
It will take more than the head of one NAACP branch to change this image. Black Republicans are going to have to stop paying lip service, and promote programs beneficial to the African Amercan community to change their deserved image as sellouts.
 

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Real Black Votes on Issues Not On Partisan Lines.

The First Three Black Senators voted Republican.

The real problem is finding Black People who will make political decisions for the advancement of our people, not for partisan interests.
 

panafrica

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MANASIAC said:
The real problem is finding Black People who will make political decisions for the advancement of our people, not for partisan interests.
Exactly brother Manasiac! Republicans and Democrats are two opposite sides of the same coin!
 

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I read in a Black History book that blacks started out voting Republican anyway - THEN switched to Democrat. I prefer Independent.

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