Black conservatives and "underprivilegedness"

The criticisms of Herman Cain, and Herman Cain subsequently ending his campaign for the Republican nomination to be the GOP candidate for president, have provoked considerable backlash especially amongst those who contend that the African American community does not accept Black conservatives. Furthermore, those who make up this constituency often ascribe to the belief that government policies – and in particular those policies that have come to be most closely associated with liberals and progressives – are root causes perpetuating the marginalization (or “underprivilegedness”) of African Americans, as is defined by the belief that African Americans share a disposition in favor of accepting government assistance. As President Obama so eloquently and adamantly outlined in his “New, New Nationalist” speech this week, I am here to tell you: this is wrong.