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Alexander, Rudolph Jr. "Justice Clarence Thomas's First Year on the U.S. Supreme Court: A reason for African Americans to be Concerned." Journal of Black Studies 27 (January 1997): 378-394.

"Are Black Conservatives on the Rise? The Number has Jumped." CQ Researcher, 8 (23 January 1998), p. 66.

Asumah, Seth N. and Valencia C. Perkins. "Black Conservatism and Social Problems in Black America: Ideological Cul-de-Sacs." Journal of Black Studies 31 (September 2000): 51-73.

Banner-Haley, Charles T. "To Preserve the Dignity of the Race: Black Conservatives and Affirmative Action." In Banner-Haley, Charles T. The Fruits of Integration: Black Middle-Class Ideology and Culture, 1960-1990. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

"Black America under the Reagan Administration: a Symposium of Black Conservatives." Policy Review (Fall 1985): 27-41.

"Black, Proud--and Republican." Economist 335 (April 1 1995), p. 26.  About Representative J. C. Watts, Jr.

Brownfeld, Allan C. "George Schuyler: Forerunner of Today's Black Conservatives." Human Events 46 (May 17, 1986), p. 15.

Calmore, John O. "Airing Dirty Laundry: Disputes among Privileged Blacks-From Clarence Thomas to 'The Law School Five'." Howard Law Journal 46 (Winter 2003): 175-228.

Carter, Stephen L. Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1991. 286 p.

Champion, Jackson R. Blacks in the Republican Party?: The Story of a Revolutionary, Conservative Black Republican. Washington: LenChamps Publishers, 1976. 264 p.

Cobb, William Jelani. "Crisis Forum: Books: On Second Thought: A Black Conservative Reconsiders." New Crisis 109 (March-April 2002): 49.

Connerly, Ward. Creating Equal: My Fight against Race Preferences. San Francisco: Encounter Books, 2000. 286 p.

Dervarics, Charles. "Washington Briefs: Bush Taps Black Conservative for Education Department Post." Black Issues in Higher Education 18 (2 August 2001): 9.

Dillard, Angela D. "A Multiracial Right?" Dissent 48 (Winter 2001): 38-42.

Elder, Larry. The Ten Things You Can't Say in America. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. 354 p.

Faryna, Stan, ed. Black and Right: The Bold New Voice of Black Conservatives in America. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1997. 193 p.

Fauntroy, Michael K. "Afros and Elephants: Black Republican Candidates Running Statewide in 2006." Western Journal Of Black Studies 32, no. 2 (Summer 2008): 41-50.

Franks, Gary. Searching for the Promised Land: An African American's Optimistic Odyssey. New York: ReganBooks, 1996. 207 p.

Hill, Rickey. "From Booker T. Washington to Clarence Thomas. The Voice of the Pre-eminent Black Leader of His Time Resonates for Black Conservatives Today." Southern Exposure 23 (Spring 1995): 30.

Hutchinson, Earl Ofari. "I Believe in America: Understanding a Clarence Thomas." In Hutchinson, Earl Ofari. The Crisis in Black and Black. Los Angeles, CA: Middle Passage Press, 1997.

_____. "Political Requiem For A Black Conservative." The Final Call 21 (19 July 2002): 23.

"Julius Caesar Watts Leads the New GOP Concern for the Education of Black Children." Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 22  (Winter 1998): 68-69.

Kilson, Martin L. "African Americans and American Politics 2002: The Maturation Phase." The State of Black America 2002: 147-180.

Leo, John. "The Black Dissent (Black Conservatives J. McWhorter and L. Elder)." US News and World Report 130 (January 15, 2001), p. 11.

Lewis, Angela Katrina.  "African-American Conservatism: a Longitudinal and Comparative Study.  Ph.D. Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2000.

_____. "Black Conservatism in America." Journal of African American Studies 8 (Spring 2005): 3-13.

_____. Conservatism in the Black Community: To the Right and Misunderstood. New York: Routledge, 2013. 170p.

Loury, Glenn C. One by One from the Inside Out: Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America. New York: Free Press, 1995. 332 p.

Marable, Manning. "Black Conservatives and Accommodation: Of Thomas Sowell." Negro History Bulletin 45 (April/June 1982): 32.

McWhorter, John H. Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America. New York: Free Press, 2000. 285 p.

Merida, Kevin. "J. C. Watts' Image Flickers at the GOP." Emerge 11 (November 1999), p. 28.

Moore, T. Owens. "A Blueprint for Black Power Analysis of the Bufoonery of Black Conservatives." Journal Of Pan African Studies 6, no. 2 (July 15, 2013): 40-52.

Newman, Vivian Mae. "Conservative Theory vs. Empirical Reality: An Afrocentric Critique of Conservative Economics." Ph.D. Thesis. Temple University, 1998.

Orey, Byron D'Andra. "Explaining Black Conservatives: Racial Uplift or Racial Resentment?" 34 (Spring 2004): 18-22.

Perkins, Joseph, ed. A Conservative Agenda for Black Americans. Washington, DC: Heritage Foundation, 1987. 80 p.

Peterson, Jesse Lee. From Rage to Responsibility: Black Conservative Jesse Lee Peterson and America Today. St. Paul, MN: Paragon House, 2000. 132 p.

Randolph, Lewis A. "A Historical Analysis and Critique of Contemporary Black Conservatism." Western Journal of Black Studies 19 (Fall 1995): 149-163.

Reed, Adolph L. "The Descent of Black Conservatism." The Progressive 61 (October 1997): 18-20.

Reiland, Ralph R. "Black Republicanism." American Enterprise 7 (January 1996), p. 8.

Schuyler, George Samuel. Black and Conservative: The Autobiography of George S. Schuyler. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1966. 362 p.

Singer, James W. "With a Friend in the White House, Black Conservatives are Speaking Out." National Journal 13 (14 March 1981): 435-439.

Smith, Preston H. "'Self-Help,' Black Conservatives, and the Reemergence of Black Privatism." In Reed, Adolph, Jr., ed. Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and Our Retreat from Racial Equality. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1999.

Smith, Sherri Beth. "Contemporary Black Conservative Rhetoric: An Analysis of Strategies and Themes." Ph.D. Thesis. Pennsylvania State University, 1997.

Sowell, Thomas. A Personal Odyssey. New York: Free Press, 2000. 308 p.

Steele, Shelby. Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America. New York: St. Martin Press, 1990. 175 p.

_____. A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America. New York: HarperCollins, 1998. 185 p.

Tate, Gayle T. and Lewis A. Randolph, eds.  Dimensions of Black Conservatism:  Made in America.  New York:  Palgrave, 2001. 

Themba-Nixon, Makani. "Between Black and Right: Religiosity and the Roots of Black Conservatism." Colorlines: Race, Culture, Action 8 (Spring 2005): 5.

Thompson, Julius Eric. Percy Greene and the Jackson Advocate: The Life and Times of a Radical Conservative Black. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1994. 198 p.

Toler, Deborah. "Black Conservatives." In Pincus, Fred L. and Howard J. Ehrlich, eds. Race and Ethnic Conflict: Contending Views on Prejudice, Discrimination, and Ethnoviolence. 2nd ed. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1999.

Waldman, Amy. "The GOP's Great Black Hope."  Washington Monthly 28 (October 1996), p. 34-40.  An article about Representative J. C. Watts, Jr.

Walters, Ronald W. "Clarence Thomas and the Meaning of Blackness." Black Scholar 22 (Winter 1992).

Walton, Hanes. "Defending the Indefensible: The African American Conservative Client, Spokesperson of the Reagan-Bush Era." Black Scholar 24 (Fall 1994): 46-49.

Watson, Elwood. "Guess What Came to American Politics?-- Contemporary Black Conservatism. Journal of Black Studies 29  (September 1998): 73-92.

West, Cornel. "Demystifying the New Black Conservatism." Praxis International 7 (July 1987): 143-151.

_____. Race matters. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993. 105 p.

Williams, Armstrong.  The New Racists: How Liberal Democrats have Betrayed Minority Americans.  Washington, DC: Regnery Pub., 2005.  256 pp.

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