Black Conservatism (#Blexit, #Walkaway) (Movement Politics, Part 7)

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The "Movement Politics" series explore various social movements, political forces, and coalitions that aim to bring about certain political changes, reforms or outcomes in furtherance of advancing a particular ideology.

Our aim is to explore these movements or groups, in depth, without the veneer of tribalistic hyperpartisan rhetoric. As such, the discussions will be based on factual evidence, coupled with sound reasoning and any persuasion at the highest level of intellectual rigor.

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For this meeting, we'll discuss and evaluate the state of Black Conservatism in the U.S. in 2019. To that end, we'll discuss and explore the following themes as they related to Black Conservatism:

- The early origins and notable figures (e.g., Booker T. Washington).

- Its role during Reconstruction.

- The influence and dominance of Liberalism leading up to and including the Civil Rights era.

- How certain recent political phenomena contributed to further defining the Movement (e.g., the Obama Presidency and Black Lives Matter).

- The rapid role of pervasiveness of identity politics and political correctness in shaping the Movement.

- The recent mobilization efforts such as #Walkaway and #Blexit.

- Finally, the co-moderator and guest panelists will share their core values and personal experiences, such as identity politics, cultural and social traditionalism, and the roles of family-orientation, faith, and the free market.

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: the "Movement Politics" series are purely intended to be for discussion purposes only, as the NYCPF does not endorse or advocate on behalf of any groups, candidates, ideologies, organizations, or political parties.

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Previous Movement Politics series:

▨ Part One -- "The "Alt-Right" and the "Regressive Left" (http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/233692074/)

▨ Part Two -- The Rise and the (Ostensible) Fall of the Religious Conservatives in the U.S. (http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/231673634/)

▨ Part Three -- Black Lives Matter (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/221141584/)

▨ Part Four -- #MeToo (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/252130474/)

▨ Part Five -- "Democratic Socialism" (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/254427411)

▨ Part Six -- ""Conservatism" in the Era of Trump " (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/258273329/)