I am fed up with what has happening within the black community. Too many of our families are broken, too many of us are morally degenerate and too many of us are willing to blame all of our pathology on slavery, George Bush, the Republican party or anything but our failures as Parents, Husbands, Wives and Christians.
-- Robin Martin
Boom! It doesn't get any plainer than that. Capturing the intense spirit of black love and pride, Robin Martin who blogs as Conservative Black Woman joins our community of conservatives. A tireless media critic, Martin's blog goes topical and gets lots of comments on issues of the day. Her common sense approach makes her accessible and she asks the tough questions and takes people's responses to heart:
Why is it incumbent upon me as a black woman to prove that I don't despise "all things black"? Why is there even an "all things black" phenomenon? Exactly WHAT are "black things"? How is this not self-inflicted racism? Why should I bother to live up to stereotypes and bad caricatures of black womanhood to somehow prove that I am "down"( is that black enough)? Actually "down for what? Why must all black thought be monolithic? These are the questions that race through my mind whenever I have a conversation with familiars that I love (aka my family).
I understand being proud of your heritage and having healthy self-esteem but have we gone too far?
Robin also has a healthy blogroll showing that there's more to black conservative interests than just the same old folks. She has a refreshingly honest faith that is not preachy but not watered down either:
What I find absolute heart-breaking is the fact that black folks are so biblically illiterate that they would actually pray over and anoint with oil SUV's in the pulpit. I'm am certain that the stench of those greedy, corrupt, perverse, just plain dumb prayers turned the stomach of God. How can we call ourselves children of God? What self respecting man of God would substitute the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross with SUV's in the pulpit? How much lower can we go? I shudder to think.
We welcome Robin into the Brotherhood and encourage you to check her out. She's just the right speed.