Atarah Golden, a black conservative student, describes the dismay her combination of skin color and political beliefs evokes in liberals:
You’d think individuals like Allen West and Herman Cain would help blacks realize the error in their ways, but that isn’t the case at all. They, too, are called “Uncle Toms” and quickly dismissed. The media has done an excellent job distorting their image and what they represent. Many blacks have told me, “You’re on the wrong side; Republicans are only for rich and white people.” And they get this from NBC and CNN. Just the other day, Rep. Jim Moran told CNN host Martin Bashir that Allen West does not represent blacks because he opposes what President Obama represents. To us it’s absurd and disgusting, but people actually buy this, and it works.