Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesAutry Pruitt, CEO of New Journey PAC, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)By Autry Pruitt
Published March 3, 2021 at 2:01pm
At the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference, I had one simple message for black Americans: Come back home. The door is open. Opportunity abounds.
I spoke those words because the stakes have never been higher.
In the 2020 election, President Biden won nearly 90 percent of the black vote. In states like Georgia, where Republicans lost two Senate seats in January, many black voters have never even encountered a Republican, let alone voted for one.
The Republican platform is a foreign, often ominous prospect in black households that have supported the Democratic ticket for decades.