Civic Nationalists and the Black Vote


In the wake of Kanye West declaring his love of Donald Trump and his support for Candace Owens, a black conservative commentator, civic nationalists of the Republican Party are yet again cheering that diversity will have conservatives "win[ning] states like New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, and Virginia," as Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA put it, if they can "win just 20% of the black vote." There is no shortage of civic nationalists hoping that Kanye West represents blacks leaving the "Democrat plantation," declaring that the "Democrats never lost their KKK mindset," and other variations on the "Dems are the real racists" talking point. "CivNats" want nothing more than to be able to co-opt the Democrats' ideology regarding "diversity," to hold their heads up high as they declare, "We are the Party of Lincoln. We freed the slaves while the Democrats founded the KKK."

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