Dear RBE Members,
This week has seen a flurry of accusations of racism in the Republican Party. Early in the week, reports from bloggers and The Daily Beast showed that a candidate for the YR's (Audra Shay (who won today) was embroiled in a racist scandal via facebook. The YR's held there convention today and the candidate embroiled in the scandal won today.
The Daily Beast Blog- Audra Shay, accused of endorsing racism on Facebook, became head of the Young Republicans on Saturday.
Moreover, just recently Lee Lucas, NJ GOP Assembly Candidate said this to blacks in his neighborhood. "If You Want To Act Like Niggers, Go Back To Paulsboro". The Newly-elected Gloucester County GOP Chairman Bill Fey and Assembly Majority Leader Alex DeCroce (R-Parsippany) have called on Lucas to drop out of the race amidst other allegations of racially insensitive remarks.
Do not expect Lucas to leave the race anytime soon.
So with all these events how do we as black Republicans deal with these and many other incidents. Of course Democrats love this stuff because it help create a false image of our party, and allows folks to ignore there long past of racial brutality. It also makes it harder for Republicans to do outreach when this is the image of our Party.
So the RBE forum Topic for this week is How to Deal with Racism in both Parties?