How to Use Conscious Conservative Capitalism to Bridge the Gap Between Black Voters and Conservative Politics
As we come to the close of another empowering week, here's a recap of our latest lessons:
I want to close this week with a brief teaching about capitalism, namely Conscious Conservative Capitalism, and why this discussion is an effective method for bridging the gap between Black Voters and conservative politics.
Conscious Conservative Capitalism is a term I coined in 2021 while constructing my newest release, Progressivism is NOT Charity.
I defined the phrase as such: "Conscious Conservative Capitalism is a community-based, economic system rooted in spiritual laws. The individual contributes his gifts, talents, and skills to the market. He exchanges his goods or services for capital. He uses the resources to bless his immediate family so they are well-provided. Then he invests directly in his community with contributions that help the entire unit prosper."
For centuries, Black business leaders used the power of capitalism to build their personal wealth in exchange for goods and services rendered to the market. During the early stages of building the first Black Wall Streets, it was not uncommon for White folks to hire Black service men and women.
Other leaders, like Madam CJ Walker, created products specifically for Black people, which resulted in massive economic empires.
Capitalism was and has always been a tool used to escape abject poverty.
And in the hands of God-fearing Black men and women, such wealth was used to bless their communities.
These blessings often manifested in the creation of local jobs, funding for political activism, and investments into other businesses or community-based organizations like churches.
Black History reminds us how much Black people were building immediately following slavery.
It was the arm of Progressivism, aka systemic racism, that crushed these Black infrastructures.
And it's the same Progressive ideology that seeks to destroy rising Black Wealth again.
When discussing capitalism among fellow Black Americans, you will find yourself in good company. Only a small fringe within the Black Community is ultra Progressive. Their love for White Supremacy government is unmatched. These are the same ones who tell us the government, namely Republicans, are destroying Black communities, even though Democrats rule these areas ... but I digress.
But for the most part, Black Americans embrace capitalism, specifically Conscious Conservative Capitalism.
Because we are intimately acquainted with our long-standing history in this country, we find ourselves functioning as a community. And as a community, we sense an ever-present need to contribute towards the overall good.
This is a part of our culture. And it's one way in which Conservatives can learn how best to build an Alliance based on community connection.
While the general Conservative Movement focuses exclusively on the individual, Black Americans will NEVER ignore the community in which we live. We are like family. And it's not the color of our skin that binds us, but rather the shared history, culture, and lived experience that unites us.
Appreciating this aspect of Black Culture is tantamount to effective conservative messaging and outreach.
And as we continue bringing conservative politics to predominantly Black communities, may we never forget to respect the people and their belief systems so we make inroads this next round.
Are you ready to build this Alliance?
Felecia Killings is an Award-Winning Coach, Best-Selling Author, and CEO of The Felecia Killings Foundation. Since 2011, she's trained men and women to build virtual ministries using their powerful stories while helping them cultivate a strong leadership presence in the online space. She is the author of the best-selling compilation, the Conscious Conservative Book Collection, and her newest works, My Beloved Women's Ministry Book Collection, offered exclusively at The Felecia Killings Foundation. In addition, she oversees the company's book-publishing services. In 2022, she opened the door for rising leaders in her ministry and movement to have their books published on her national platform.