“I am a black male who grew up in the inner city of Atlanta and no one ever followed me in a mall. I don’t recall any doors clicking when I crossed the street. And I never had anyone clutching their handbag when I got on an elevator. I guess having two awesome parents who taught me to be a respectful young man paid dividends.”
Editor’s Note: There is much to find fault with in regards to Allen West. He isn’t a friend to African folks, that’s for sure. It’s one thing to be a Black conservative in the US. (Especially after the ‘Zimmerman Verdict’) But it is quite another to be such an assimilationist arse-kisser that the neo-Nazi website ‘Stormfront’ finds it fitting to republish your comments as indicative evidence of African-American support for their far-right xenophobic political platform. Black Republicans are not our comrades.