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“I’m an American first, black second, conservative third.” ~ Herman Cain
Cain is onto something. While conservatism has become an abstract ideology (a la movement conservatism and neoconservatism), concern for one’s own people is grounded in blood and ancestry. What could be more concrete and visceral?
Still, there remains a double standard. Imagine if Mitt Romney said: “I’m an American first, white second, conservative third.” European Americans are not allowed to care for their own.