So, what's the difference between a Hip-Hop Republican and a black Republican? Hip-Hop Republicans grew up with the influence of hip-hop culture and, unlike their peers over age 50, are able to see how Republican values and policies should be applied to urban issues. And while black Republican is a label based solely on race, "Hip Hop Republican" speaks to the existence of a group that has transcended race in many ways.He goes on to write:
The pillars of Hip-Hop Republicanism are economic empowerment, educational choice, access to information and empowering the potential of the individual.Taxes probably have something to do with that as well. It's probably no coincidence that very wealthy black athletes and hip-hop stars at least flirt with Republicans when they start noticing how much of their paychecks get siphoned off.
Of course I don't think any of that is going to win McAllister friends, especially in urban enclaves such as New York. I'm sure someone has an opinion on this. Now, there's a marketing challenge. Make Hip-Hop and Republican seem synonymous.