I am on my way to DC for CPAC 2010, the 37th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
I am attending as an official CPAC blogger, sponsored by RedState.com. Although I was surprised to receive the invitation, I readily accepted it.
While I don’t view myself as a conservative, many do. In a recent Facebook post, my colleague, Prof. Kim Pearson, wrote:
Thought I would explore a Black History Month-related topic that has contemporary relevance but isn’t often discussed. Might go further with this in a future post to talk about how today’s black conservatives break with the past. Although I’m not sure that “conservative” is the label that Faye Anderson chooses for herself. Faye, I’m certainly interested in your thoughts.
Well, it depends. I’m conservative on some issues, for example, illegal immigration.
Truth is, I’m not an ideologue. Instead, I’m animated by justice and fairness.
And I’m passionate about black folks getting a reasonable ROI on their political capital.
I have been both a Democratic and a Republican activist. I am now a registered independent and like 70 percent of Americans, I don’t like what’s going on in DC. In fact, I’m angry as a mofo.