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Black Families Hurt by Magazine's War on Conservatives

kmassey Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 11:49 AM
The problem with Black conservatives is that they don't speak to the Black community as part of the community. Like Mr. Elder they speak and write to a conservative, mostly white audience. If Mr. Elder actually wrote a letter to the publishers of Ebony, why did he present the letter here. Could it be to just show "this" audience how unagreeable he can be with the Black community.
Polly1 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 3:27 PM
Or did he maybe, just maybe, send this same letter to Ebony? And I'm afraid your use of the term "unagreeable" with the Black community needs further explanation, especially since I'm certain there are many in the black community who would completely agree with Mr. Elder, and possibly a few others who might begin to wonder exactly why it is they think they DISagree with him.

Dear Ebony,

I do not have high hopes, given the way Ebony treats black non-liberals, that you will review my new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours." It is, in the end, about the importance of fathers -- and the damage done to a child who grows up without one.

Why do I know you will ignore my book despite its examination of the most important issue facing "black America"? Your magazine treats black conservatives as if they were the enemy, that they bring nothing valid to the discussion.

Ebony magazine, a monthly staple of American black life...