Rising GOP Star Claps Back At Woke Culture

Coleman Hughes, an influential author and podcaster, has gained a significant following on social media for his unique perspective as a rising Black conservative. While his support for a colorblind society and Martin Luther King Jr’s dream of racial equality has attracted criticism, Hughes has emerged as a rare voice in the national conversation surrounding race and public policy.

At only 27 years old, Hughes challenges the prevailing narrative emphasizing racial identity and excluding dissenting views. Through his writings, podcast, and YouTube channel with over 173,000 subscribers, he argues that schools have indoctrinated his generation to obsess over their racial identities, hindering open discussions and the consideration of alternative perspectives.

Unsurprisingly, Hughes has faced backlash from critics who accuse him of ignoring the deep-seated racial inequalities that persist in American society, encompassing areas such as education, income, and housing. Detractors maintain that he misrepresents Dr. King’s speech, which addressed issues such as segregation, police brutality, and Black poverty.

In online debates, Hughes has engaged with psychologists and activists who argue that racism continues to impact individuals, even those who are financially well-off. However, Hughes maintains that the concept of colorblindness is grounded in treating all individuals equally, disregarding race as a basis for differential treatment or public policy decisions. He criticizes progressives for perpetuating a binary categorization of America into white and nonwhite, labeling them as “no racists” and asserting that they are more likely to oppose someone of European ancestry opening a Mexican food restaurant.

Having graduated from Colombia University, Hughes recalls his confusion when fellow students voiced a more pessimistic outlook on American race relations compared to his grandparents, who had lived through the era of segregation. This experience prompted him to question the prevailing narrative on racial division taught on campus, even though he believed it to be one of the most progressive and non-racist environments in the world.

Hughes remains relatively immune to cancel culture, unlike many public figures, due to his independent status. He can express his views without fear of professional repercussions and without a specific employer or institution to target. This independence allows him to engage in open and honest discussions, challenging the prevailing orthodoxy on race and public policy.