August 12, 2004

Focusing on the Brotherhood on NRO

Blog sister of mine, LaShawn nudged me over to a new piece by freelance writer Dan LeRoy that showcases the Conservative Brotherhood (of which I'm proudly a member), along with black conservative bloggers in general.

Even among their limited audiences, however, these bloggers are providing black conservatives with something crucial that they often lack: ready access to other black conservatives. One reason celebrated figures like Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, and Walter Williams can be derided as "tokens" and "sellouts" is because many people don't know the black conservatives in their own communities.

"They're out there, but I think there's an extent to which we've been told that if you disagree with the civil-rights industry that your blackness is somehow inauthentic," says Tooley, "and so we've been kind of isolated from each other." Blogging, he believes, is helping bridge those gaps.

Go take a look at the article. It brings credence to what I've said repeatedly: that we're not alone in the wilderness.

Posted by mhking at August 12, 2004 11:20 AM

I got us a link on Instapundit, Mike:

Posted by: La Shawn at August 12, 2004 12:15 PM

Mike, La Shawn, the time will come when sites like Instapundit, etc. will post "I got us a link on "Ramblings' Journal" and "La Shawn Barber's Corner."

You do good work. Keep it up.

Posted by: GMRoper at August 13, 2004 07:59 AM
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