Kathy Barnette encourages Black Americans to work together to revitalize their communities
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Kathy Barnette is a conservative, Black, mother, and wife. She is a veteran, a former adjunct Professor of Corporate Finance, a conference speaker, and a Conservative political commentator. She served her country proudly for ten years in the Armed Forces Reserves, where she was accepted into Officer Candidacy School.
Her corporate career includes working with two major financial institutions and in corporate America. Kathy sat on the Board of a pregnancy crisis center for five years
She is also running for Congress to represent the 4th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, and author of the new book, “Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: Being Black and Conservative in America,” Kathy Barnette, spoke with KUSI about why she believes police misconduct isn’t the biggest problem facing Black Americans.
According to Kathy Barnette, black Americans have nothing to lose, except for crime ridden communities, neighborhoods that have become shooting galleries, more social welfare programs, and the mocking indifference of the Democrat party. Barnette argues that even a cursory look into the black community reveals the destabilizing effect liberal policies have had on the black family.
Furthermore, Barnette says she used to be a Democrat, and she “bought into the same lie as everyone else, that if you’re black, you must be a Democrat.”
Barnette supplied KUSI with the following information about her book, and what motivated her to write it prior to her interview on Good Morning San Diego:
Contrary to what many claim, the main problem facing black Americans is not police misconduct. Our main problem is that we don’t have a seat at the table when it comes to revitalizing our communities.
We watch as primarily white liberals come into predominately black communities and tell us what our problems are and how to fix them. And now they have decided that our chief problem is policing that discriminates against us.
Those living in predominately black communities do not need to be told their issues. They are living them every day. What we need is to be empowered to resolve them – and that starts with giving the black community access to influence the world in which we live.
Maximum community participation is the only thing that will change the landscape of a community. That change must come from within, not from an outside source.
I am a black woman, married to a black man, and raising black children. I have a personal stake in how all of this mayhem we’ve experienced over the past several weeks pans out. I have a personal stake in making sure we, as a community, do not settle for just marches in the street and pretty little speeches.
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