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By Jack from Manhattan

Last week, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul did something I never thought I’d see a Republican do, he delivered a speech to Howard University.

In light of the Republicans’ never-ending problems with appealing to non-white voters, this was a great first step. Even if no one’s mind was changed (my guess is that it didn’t), Senator Paul laid the groundwork for conservative outreach to the Black community (a far better attempt than RNC Chairman Reince Priebus’ plan to go to the NAACP).

The Senator acknowledged that it may be seen as an insane move for a Republican to go to a historically black college or university (HBCU). At the beginning of the speech, he said, “My response is that my trip will be a success if the Hilltop [Howard’s campus newspaper] will simply print that a Republican came to Howard, but he came in peace.”

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About the author: Jack is a young, black, conservative and graduate (music major) of Columbia University. 

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