How did you become a Young Black Conservative?

Why am I a young Black Conservative Republican? All my life I have always been different. I wasn’t easy to persuade and didn’t think the same as others. People say I am an old soul. I grew up in a violence/drug ridden neighborhood where it was easy to get caught up in a the drug or gang culture. My mom moved us to a better safer community.

I have always been interested in history and political matters, but growing up I idolize Democrats like North Carolina native John Edwards and former President Bill Clinton. I was a strong Democrat supporter as a kid, but as I grew up I started to question the Democrat Party and why Blacks were so loyal to them. I found out that the Democrat Party was pro slavery and segregation. That they were pro Abortion. That the Democrat Party here sterilized Blacks so they wouldn’t have more children. As a child I ask why would anyone support the Democrat Party? I ask my elders they had no answers!

The 7th grade it all changed, I read every single Presidents book in the Library about 65 and I said to my self my morals and beliefs fit more with the Republican Party. 2008, the election I knew Barack Obama was a fraud and supported McCain I was called White just for questioning Obama’s qualifications. 2010, I finally became a Republican freshman year in High School I wasn’t really involved in any politics or paid any attention but on my 15th birthday Nov, 2, 2010 I heard Tea Party wins! (Yes my birthday was on election day) I had always had an interest in colonial and Constitutional things so when I saw the tea party patriots beating the drums, marching in the streets for liberty and freedom I knew the Tea Party and Republican Party was for me!

I did not get involved until 2012, I decided to come out as a black conservative and didn’t care what people said. I was a top volunteer in North Carolina at the age of 16, which was the only swing state Romney won! Today I fight so hard to get other blacks to be independent and think for themselves. I do a lot of youth/minority engagement and broke through to lifelong democrats which is why I believe God gave me a gift to change minds and touch hearts. This is my calling.


16 thoughts on “How did you become a Young Black Conservative?

  1. This young man is a tough individual who is willing to think and act according to his own beliefs, not following the pack, so as to “go along to get along”. both thumbs up to you Mr. Markeece Young :0)

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  2. I use to vote democratic only because I was told that’s the only party accepted for Blacks. As I got older and had my own child I rethought a lot of things that had been preprogrammed for my mind to believe. It’s when I found Jesus Christ that I really obtained true knowledge. My eyes opened in so many ways. I see how the democratic party is poisoning Black people especially the older Black generation. The Democratic party is quietly working as a socialist party and are brainwashing people to believe they are the party of liberty when they are actually corrupting and trapping our minds. Stay encouraged! there are plenty of up and coming young Black conservatives who are ready to stand for true liberty.

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  3. Markeece, you definitely have a gift and a mission. God bless you.

    I’d value your insight: my two young children, who are constantly being told by their liberal father (Harvard grad) what a “great, smart guy” Barack Obama is, and who are plied at public elementary school with the same unrelenting propaganda, are already so conflicted and confused.
    I don’t want them to feel pressured into taking “my” conservative side in this: I’d like them to begin informing their own opinions. Is there anything you might know of that I could give them to read/watch/listen to so they could begin educating themselves on the truth and state of things in our country?
    Just thought it might be worth asking…

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    • You know you are right on the issues and your beliefs. Your children need to know where you stand and why you believe what you do. You think their liberal father and teachers aren’t having some major influence on them? Are they getting the truth from anyone else?

      I was raised a hard core liberal (thanks mom, grandma and college). My husband was also a democrat (his family was always democrat, but never knew why). Both of my brothers are very conservative (thanks to Reagan and the military). We used to fight all the time about politics. One day I actually got tired of arguing and decided to listened to what they were saying. I was also expecting our first of seven children at that time (my oldest is 22 now) sometimes that changes the way you think. I finally snapped out of it. My husband and I are seriously HARD CORE CONSERVATIVE!!!! And very proud of it!

      We have raised our children to think for themselves. It is a constant battle. I would suggest every conservative parent take some courses on the Constitution and educate yourself on real history ( free online courses at Hillsdale College- Constitution 101 for starters). You need to be a major player and influence in your child’s education. When you understand why you are a conservative and truly confident in your beliefs you can counter the false narrative they are being fed and help them think for themselves. They need to hear both sides to actually make an informed opinion. The conservative side need to be from you. Being afraid of influencing your children’s political beliefs is dangerous. Do you think the left is afraid? Be strong and love your children by showing them the truth.


  4. Hey young brother. I am now following your blog as an admirer and fellow wordpress blogger. Keep doing good and thinking with the sharp mind God gave you.

    If I can do anything to encourage and support you, please let me know here at, twitter, or facebook!

    Love your story of your deliverance from the Democratic party! I have one similar and you’ve encouraged me to tell it! Peace!

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  5. Markeece, I love this post. I read it thanks to Deneen Borelli’s Tweet. My favorite part is “I finally became a Republican freshman year in High School.” I became a Republican when my Mom had me help stuff envelopes with campaign literature for Barry Goldwater’s bid for President. I was in elementary school, but I’ve been conservative since then. My parents were conservative and so were most of their friends. I lived in California during a time when the leaders of the state went back and forth between Brown and Reagan to Brown, Jr. It was a crazy time to grow up there, but I had a good foundation of values and education to keep me focused on what was important in life. I went to college, got a BA in History and a teaching certificate, but then couldn’t find a job. My parents had moved out to NC because of my Dad’s job, so I came here to go to UNC-Greensboro to get a Master’s in Reading. When they moved back a year or so later.

    When I came to NC I didn’t know many people who were interested in politics, but the people I talked to were mostly Democrats. When I met my husband and his family they were without a doubt FDR Democrats, because the party was “for the working man.” It didn’t take very long for my husband, who is self employed, to change his thinking when we started having talks about politics, government and history. His sisters and husbands eventually changed too, and their kids grew up all mostly thinking in a conservative way. It was his mom that I had the most interesting talks with. She voted straight Democratic ticket, because they were Democrats. She’d ask me if “we were better under GOP leadership?” Then not be able to reason the answers out. She developed dementia over the years and couldn’t think really clearly, so her last vote was the re-election of President Clinton. I had taken her several times to vote, so I took her this time. She had been listening to the news, following the stories, reading the paper. We did early voting so there was no pressure on her, and she asked me to come to the voting machine with her because we were using the newer electronic ones for the first time. I showed her how to push the button to vote for the Democratic ticket, like she always did, and she said, “No. I don’t want to vote for that man. He’s a crook. I want to vote for the other man.” I told her the Democrat was the President, President Clinton, and she always voted Democrat. She said, “I know and I’m not voting for him. He lied. He’s a crook. I want to vote for the other man.” I said, “The Republican?” She said, “Yes.” I asked her again, and explained that she had always voted Democrat, but she insisted, and she voted for the Republican candidate. The rest of the ticket she voted Democrat.

    People can change their minds if you educate them. You are so correct when you say that blacks, all people, need to think for themselves and be independent. They must be able to listen to all sides, take the information in, critically examine it, then make the decisions that are sensible and the best for their country, and for them. People forget that we must put our country first, above all else, but they don’t understand that because they don’t understand History or Government. That’s what sets you apart Markeece, your knowledge. That saying, “Knowledge is power” is so very true.

    I don’t know where you go to school, or what you are studying in college, but I’m so impressed with your attitude and desire to change lives. I hope that you continue on in your education, and I look forward to one day being able to vote for you in an election. We need young people who have positive ideas and believe in our country and the freedoms our Constitution gave us.



  6. As a senior citizen, I am so encouraged to see more and more young people refusing to drink the liberal kool-aid anymore. For most of my life, I swallowed it all hook line and sinker. Thank you for being smarter than I was at your age.


  7. If people voted on people because they have been educated about the people instead of race, gender, or age the country would be better off. Thank you for getting people to think about their own values and voting how they really feel.


  8. I am a 70 year old white female who lives in Indiana. I agree very much with what you say about people being informed about issues, government and politics and make up their own mind and vote according to their own thinking. However I feel that you might be misinformed in certain areas. As far as I know the Democrats are NOT pro slavery NOR pro segregation. The Democrats here believe in civil rights. As I am informed Democrats are Pro Choice. That doesn’t necessarily translate to pro abortion. Perhaps our difference in what we see is because we live in different parts of the country. One thing I know for sure is that there is no sterilization of blacks where I live. I suggest that you read some Northern and Western newspapers online and find out how people in those areas think and feel. I wish I could think of other means to help you be informed of what happens here. I encourage you to continue to educate yourself


  9. Great words of a man that does his research…Kind of reminds me of the Jeopardy champion who was on the latest season of King of The Nerds. Meant that as a compliment, I liked Colby and think they done him wrong. Almost as wrong as all the Kensington scale references and disturbing underware orgythey chose to end the season with. First season and last season I’ll watch. šŸ™‚ Looking forward to the hashtag #WhyImVotingForBen


  10. markeece Young, you sound so amazing and knowledgeable. I am a Anglo 62 year old woman! Who has voted since I was 18. A lot of my friends and family as I were democrats until Obama started running. It had nothing to do with the color of his skin. He scared me. I love Ben Carson, he is my favorite and I hope he runs. I believe it is good wanting a black man as president and I also believe it would be nice to have a woman president. Obama wasn’t the right black man and Hilary is not the right woman. Either one does not believe in our great country or the people in it no matter what the color. I wish you luck in your venture. This will be a very important vote for president! It will determine weather we will be a great country again or it will be a communist country. I just want you to know why I used Anglo instead of white. White is a color and not a nationality! You can say I am African American but we are called white and I hate that because I am proud of my nationality! Irish


  11. Excellent piece Markeece. I know it can’t be easy going against what the majority of your culture believe but you have seen through all the hype and you can be one of the new leaders to show them the way. You have a wisdom and courage beyond your years. It’s hard to swim against the current sometimes but remember that no matter what we do or how well we do it, some will find fault and try to pull us down. Regardless of what anyone else says, live life on your own terms. Follow your own path. Life is too short to live for other people.


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