Of course my republican friends will dismiss Mr. Wilkerson’s comments, which have ample recent words and actions by republicans to substantiate it. They will however accept every word from Fox News as the gospel, citing the existence of hard right black republicans such as Allen West or Clarence Thomas – as if black folks are monolithic in any way. These so-called black conservatives have existed throughout the country’s history and why not, there’s no shortage of news outlets, talk shows and just general white popular opinion that will give credence to their musings for the same reasons they reject differing thought processes. Their dialogue supports the narrative that conservatives promote. The comments, as often is the case, are far more telling than the article itself.