Trump And GOP Can Gain Black Voters

Many black media commentators are outraged that hip hop music idol Kanye West has embraced Donald Trump in a public “bromance.”  And some are desperate to find some way to punish West for his “defection.” Why are they so upset?

Because West is “breaking the code.” He’s defying the mainstream narrative that consigns black Americans to the role of permanent victim. Trapped in poverty, after generations of slavery and segregation, black Americans must rely on Big Government – and Democrats — to boost their prospects for success, the argument goes. They can’t fend for themselves, let alone achieve real social mobility.

West’s own meteoric success speaks for itself. But he’s hardly alone. Many popular black entertainment figures — everyone from Denzel Washington to

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