President Trump recently hosted a roundtable discussion on race relations in Dallas accompanied by Dr. Ben Carson and accomplished black leaders and media personalities from around the country. This also included podcast host Wayne Dupree, Pastor Darrell Scott, Kareem Lanier, and Raynard Jackson.
A room full of powerful and influential men, but who stood out the most? The lone female voice of Sonnie Johnson, host of Sirius XM’s Sonnie’s Corner, who has used her conservative voice for nearly a decade now focusing on conservatism equally applied and empowering the black community towards prosperity. She has used her platform so closely connected to pure capitalism to make a point that black Americans are innately attuned to capitalism and freedom, thus that is the language Republicans should be using to make their case for votes.
Johnson laid out the issues with decades of Democrat Policy in traditionally black neighborhoods to state her case. “Think about the black community that has been under Democratic rule, progressive rule for 60 years. How many rules, how many regulations, how many different forms of taxation are on the books in those areas that are preventing our communities from actually being able to see sustainable growth that we can keep and get ourselves out of this…generational poverty?”
She then talked about improving education for black youth and that many black parents can’t participate in the local legislative process or have positions on school boards. They can’t effect change for themselves because they have been locked out of the governing process to begin with.
Democrat policies have gone unchallenged in black communities, especially in regards to criminal justice reform. Sonnie Johnson goes on to explain that the Republican Party needs to go into these communities and offer a choice to these people on how to do things differently. Right now the only options are either “left” or “further left” and the basic economic principles of the right are not being offered at the local level in black communities.
Angela went on to say that there have been many changes in the demographics of the black community due to marriage or family and people in her generation don’t get enough credit for that. She also brought up Trump’s friendships with popular hip hop artists over the years, saying they are connected on a very capitalistic level and that’s why Trump has such an affinity for them. He saw them as branders, entrepreneurs, people who were willing to take a chance and make things grow. She challenged the President to focus on the common language of capitalism to empower the black communities.
It’s a nice change to see black leaders come together with the President who doesn’t care about color, only character and the willingness to better this country. President Trump has always embraced and enabled economic prosperity for all those who are smart and aware enough to recognize opportunity and receive it.