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There are no black Republicans beyond Clarence Thomas.


Anyone who has done business in Los Angeles can tell you that there are lots of Black Conservatives.  A friend of mine is one.  His father is a Republican and I will guess that his grandfather was also. His father was instrumental in the land deal that enabled Pepperdine University to sell its South Central L.A. campus and move to Malibu.  I was a consultant to his son for a year.  We bantered back and forth about politics all of the time.

A company I worked for had four partners.  Two of them wanted to retire.  The other two brought in two new partners, a husband and wife team of Black lawyers, both Republicans.  The woman became the CEO.  Unfortunately she did not understand contracting and ran the business into the ground within five years.  Fortunately, I had an opportunity to begin consulting for LAUSD and doubled my income the year following my departure.  One of her abilities which she touted was "managing account receivables." This bought her a couple of months of cash flow, but then we were on credit hold by all of our vendors.  But these two were exceptionally inept.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Jun 13th, 2008 at 04:38:47 PM EST
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