Why Aren’t There More Black Libertarians?

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If you can ignore the standard libertarian tropes that lard this article, it points out that blacks are familiar with the historic racism of capitalism both in the USA and abroad. And the extent of past and current racism within the libertarian movement.


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Barry Goldwater, generally believed to be the most libertarian major party presidential candidate of the past hundred years, famously voted against the Civil Rights Act, the most liberating piece of federal legislation since the end of Reconstruction... This sort of adherence to principle at the expense of the tangible freedom of millions of African Americans sent a clear message of whose liberty received priority. Fairly or unfairly, holding such a man up as a hero of liberty sends a mixed message, at best.
Jonathan Blanks, "Why Aren’t There More Black Libertarians?Why Aren’t There More Black Libertarians?"