Black Conservatives talk GOP outreach, education, and racism from the left

It was just a couple years ago that Glenn invited Americans from all across the country to join him in the nation's capital from Restoring Honor. Dana Loesch was there covering the event. While filling in for Glenn last night, she explained that she witnessed a group of "trust fund socialists"…you know, the white Angle-Saxon Protestant "hipsters" who can afford to preach about wealth redistribution, because they're busy spending their parents money. While interviewing Michael Warns and a large group of black Republicans after the event, this group of "socialists" came over and began shouting out the conservative group, saying "you should be ashamed of what you're doing to your people."

Dana also shared a story from the summer of 2009 when she was attending a town hall meeting in her home state of Missouri. As she was leaving the event, she witnessed the beating of a man named Kenneth Gladney. An African-American man who was being attacked by union members who profiled him as a black conservative for selling Gadsen flaws and pins. The thing is, the first time Dana saw Gladney was outside of an Obama event where he was selling Obama merchandise.

"He's a capitalist. What he believed was irrelevant. He was beaten in a parking lot for coming across as a black conservative," Dana said. "He never received justice, and I haven't seen him selling his wares at an event since."

And that's just two of many examples in recent history of how black conservatives are treated by the left. They're labeled traitors, frauds, and worse simply for speaking out against the growing size of the government — the very thing their ancestors fought so hard to free them from.

Last night on the Glenn Beck Program, Dana was joined by ZoNation's AlfonZo Rachel, blogger Wayne Depree, President of the Frederick Douglass Republicans K. Carl Smith, and actor & conservative commentator Joseph C. Phillips to discuss the labels and tactics the left has used to defined the black community and how conservatives can begin to win the propaganda battle.

"Everything is racist nowadays. Do you feel that the word has almost kind of lost all meaning?" Dana asked. "It seems any sort of dissent with any policy, anything, is somehow suddenly racist."

While racism obviously still exists in America and around the world, Dana's point is that, the individuals experiencing real racism in our country being marginalized because of the faux racism being painted on everything by the far left. It's shutting down the conversation of policy in struggling inner cities and painting the entire concept of conservatism as racist.

As pointed out by the guests, the truth is that most African Americans poll conservatively — they just don't vote that way. Despite the overwhelming polling data that shows the black community as pro-life and for traditional marriage, President Obama was elected with an overwhelming percentage of the black vote.

"Let’s just say what’s really going on here is that the left understands something that we on the right, the Republican Party specifically, has yet to get through its thick skull, which is that black people speak the language of race. Black people vote primarily on one issue, which is the issue of race," Phillips stated. "Since when I came into the party and was campaigning with Bush, Ken Mehlman was head of the RNC and did something very similar as to what the GOP is talking about doing now, spending a lot of money going out, trying to reach into the black community. They’re going to talk about values. They’re going to talk about all of these things. It will not work, because black people do not vote on values; they vote on race."

"They don’t vote conservatively," he added. "The only poll that matters is the one on Election Day, and let me just finish this, black people will go to church, and they will say they oppose abortion. They will say they oppose homosexual marriage, that they are for gun rights, that they are for school vouchers, etc., etc., etc. And then they will go to the voting booth, and they will put in office Democrats who will vote against all of those issues."

Another important factor playing into this is education. Real African American history isn't being taught in America's public schools. Students aren't learning who Frederick Douglass is or the events that lead up to the Civil Rights act — who was for it, who was against it.

"You know, when you look at the places that have high school dropouts, high high school dropout rates, high incarceration rates, high teen pregnancy, so on and so forth, low test scores, and all these sort of things, well, who do you think is running these communities, these things that you have this state of discontent? It’s the Democrats, and you get a chance to, you know, like one thing I’ll say about, you know, how we’re promoting this stuff in the communities, the problem is going up against groupthink," AlfonZo explained. "You know, you go into a big discussion, you know, we want to go in there, we’re going to, you know, ride in, and we’re going to talk to these people. It ain’t gonna happen, because who wants to be the first to step forward and say let’s do this? Well, they don’t want to be the Uncle Tom in the group, right?"

It's obvious what the problem is, what's the solution?

Dana pointed out that there is almost no Republican presence in the inner-cities. And because of that, no Republican outreach. However there are OFA offices and DNC outreach offices all over the cities. Because of gerrymandered districts and almost a zero possibility of winning an election, the GOP doesn't even try to have influence in these areas.

How does the GOP begin to spread some seeds in an area where it isn't welcomed?

"Innovation, it’s a party of supply and demand and commercialism. If we’re going to do these things, and we’re going to sell it, you know, then you have to figure out creative ways to say, Okay I’ve got to exercise my creativity to be able to connect with you. You know, but there’s also – I mean, and there has to be ways to, you know, I understand, it’s like they go in and say, Okay, well, you’re the evil businessman, and you must have some other agenda, and you must have some sort of ulterior motive. I understand that there’s a whole bunch of suspicions to deal with," AlfonZo said.

"Guess what, everybody’s got a cross to bear, and everybody’s got some sort of cross to bear that’s going to feel like it’s unfair, you know? Hey, it was unfair that, you know, we were slaves. But, you know, I don’t have a chip on my shoulder about that, because I think everybody around the world has experienced some sort of servitude, so, you know, let’s not, you know, carry any of that.

But there’s always going to be somebody, some faction, some organization, some race, some religion, that’s always going to have some unfair cross that they have to bear. Get over it, get your behind in there, and get into this fight."

But that's not always realistic. Joseph Phillips points out that the Republican Party isn't going to invest money in areas that cannot win. It's going to be up to organizations in the communities, in media, and people who can put boots on the ground in these neighborhoods.

A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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