Oxymoron of the Month: Black Republican Freedom Fund

Please be aware that during this election season, there will be many, many, many parties out there who will be using all sorts of deceptive practices to get you to vote against your own best interest this coming Election Day, 7 Nov 2006.

This, however, is just plain evil. Folks in MD may have heard about the Black Republican Freedom Fund, the Political action fund arm of the National Black Republicans Association. Well, apparently these bastards are really a race-baiting front group ‘indirectly’ funded by Republican supporters of Michael Steele, a Black Senatorial candidate in Maryland. My feelings on Black Republicanism aside, it is downright lying to refer to today’s Republicans as “the party of Martin Luther King” the way these lying excuses for people do.

The way to combat sh!t like this is to be informed. Read this on how the parties effectively changed roles after the Great Depression. Please don’t fall for cheap stunts like these in your respective areas.

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About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at MoveOn.org. I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

One response to “Oxymoron of the Month: Black Republican Freedom Fund”

  1. Garlin II says :

    Alarmingly, I saw a billboard that this same group purchased on the freeway in Denver while I was at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

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