|Star Parker's new book! Blind Conceit – Policy, Politics, and Racial Polarization: Moving Forward to Save America.|
On Monday, January 23rd, 2012, Star Parker moderated the premiere Conservative Black Forum in Washington,D.C., hosted by Congressman Allen West.
Star Parker asked a panel of conservative black leaders, including Allen West and South Carolina's Tim Scott, questions regarding unemployment in the black community, conservative values, and the social disparity in urban communities.
Other topics discussed:
-- Perception vs. reality when it comes to black conservatism.
-- Urban issues in the 21st Century.
-- The black church and state.
-- The true history of civil rights.
-- Conservative principles in the black community.
-- GOP outreach to black conservatives.
Here are some comments from supporters like you who've already watched it:
What a refreshing and enlivened discussion! Star, you did a wonderful job moderating. Thanks to everyone involved for forging ahead on real solutions. I learned about Frederick Douglass and why so many refer to themselves as adhering to his brand of conservatism, and I get it now. I learned that the vast majority agree morally and biblically, but don't vote their conscience. May 2012 be the year where intelligent, compassionate black conservative leaders are heard. God bless you!
Star! You guys were fantastic! I was shouting AMEN the whole time! Great job!
Watched it last night instead of The State Address! Was so much more informative and interesting. Thank you so much for moderating the forum!
Dr. King was outspoken in his support of Israel and today there is a street named for him in Jerusalem. (comments)
Who is looking out for black interests -- the Black Caucus or the white Republican they call a racist? (comments)
After Martin Luther King's speech, what followed were government policies defined and motivated not by content of character but by race, gender, and income. (comments)
By 2022, the percentage of white students in public schools will be down to 45.9 percent and the minority percent will increase to 54.7 percent. (comments)
Don't tell people where to live, which is what government low-income housing does. (comments)
The basis of humanity, civilization, and decency is respect for and awe of the miracle of life. This must take precedence over all. (comments)
The American recovery is happening despite government, not because of it. (comments)
How far do we let liberals go in censuring speech and ideas in America? (comments)
Why focus on trying to make government more efficient rather than on what government should or should not do? (comments)
Moral relativism does not neutralize the moral marketplace. It replaces one set of values with another. (comments)
Five reforms the new Republican congress can pass to guarantee no more Fergusons. (comments)
There is no poll showing that that the immigration issue sits at the top of concerns of the American people. (comments)
For lack of something of substance to tell the American people, Democrats ran a campaign of hate, blame, and division. (comments)
Black Americans have suffered greatly living under the thumb of government and believing it is a good thing. (comments)
The funds that pay for the fear and disinformation campaign come from groups who really are hurting black Americans. (comments)
As Elbert Guillory points out in his ad, despite all the big government, the economic state of affairs of low-income blacks has changed little over the years. (comments)
Beyond the overriding economic control that the federal government now has over citizens, federal courts now dictate our social norms. (comments)
The black unemployment rate in North Carolina is more than double that of whites. (comments)
American families have been damaged and out-of-wedlock births have increased six-fold from 1960 to 42 percent today. Government has displaced family. (comments)
Republicans should resist temptation to pander and point Hispanics in the direction of freedom and opportunity, what got them here in the first place. (comments)