The reason Blacks don't like conservatives is all they ever hear is about how racist, redneck, uncle tom and just plain evil conservatives are. To even say you disagree with these attacks is to open yourself for attacks on you. Really, a thinking black man or women has to hide in the shadows. Thinking and trying to get the fact is, "acting white".
That was the point of Elder's column. The most read black mag will never ever put conservatives in a good light. Even the smartest person in the world will get it wrong if all they have is one sided information.