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What Color is a Conservative?

J C Watts (Jr)Chriss Winston

What Color is a Conservative?

J C Watts (Jr)Chriss Winston

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What Color Is A Conservative? The fifth of six children, J. C. Watts, Jr. was raised by parents who taught him the value of faith, family, hard work, and personal responsibility. As both Eufaula, Oklahoma, and the nation struggled to integrate, Watts saw his father and uncle take on the local establishment to end segregation in his hometown, and he made history on his own as one of the first two black children to integrate the town's all-white elementary school. It was J.C.'s outstanding football talent that made him the quarterback who led Coach Barry Switzer's legendary Oklahoma Sooners to back-to-back conference championships. After a successful career in the Canadian Football League, Watts decided to go into politics. He stunned everyone by taking a different path: While every black he knew was a Democrat, he would run on the Republican ticket. J.C. became the first black Republican elected to Congress from a southern state since Reconstruction. During his eight years in Washington, Watts was not a typical politician. And in What Color Is a Conservative? he shows why, battling partisanship and challenging the nation's traditional black leaders to reject race baiting, black orthodoxy, and victimhood. They have "driven a wedge between my politics and my people," J.C. argues, noting that there is nothing contradictory about being a "black Republican." Inspiring, provocative, and with an inside look at the inner workings of Washington, J. C. Watts may ruffle a few feathers, but that's exactly what he thinks is good for America.

- Publisher The inspiring autobiography of one of America's emerging leaders How does an African American man raised in a family of Democrats on the poor side of the tracks become the first to hold a Republican leadership position in the U.S. Congress? J. C. Watts Jr. shares the remarkable story of his life and the controversy of his independent views. In this inspiring, provocative, and inside look at the workings of Washington, he tackles hot-button issues, his vision for America's future, and his controversial decision to retire from Congress.

- Publisher The paperback edition of the inspirational story of the first black to hold a Republican leadership position--J.C. Watts, Jr.

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What Color Is A Conservative? The fifth of six children, J. C. Watts, Jr. was raised by parents who taught him the value of faith, family, hard work, and personal responsibility. As both Eufaula, Oklahoma, and the nation struggled to integrate, Watts saw his father and uncle take on the local establishment to end segregation in his hometown, and he made history on his own as one of the first two black children to integrate the town's all-white elementary school. It was J.C.'s outstanding football talent that made him the quarterback who led Coach Barry Switzer's legendary Oklahoma Sooners to back-to-back conference championships. After a successful career in the Canadian Football League, Watts decided to go into politics. He stunned everyone by taking a different path: While every black he knew was a Democrat, he would run on the Republican ticket. J.C. became the first black Republican elected to Congress from a southern state since Reconstruction. During his eight years in Washington, Watts was not a typical politician. And in What Color Is a Conservative? he shows why, battling partisanship and challenging the nation's traditional black leaders to reject race baiting, black orthodoxy, and victimhood. They have "driven a wedge between my politics and my people," J.C. argues, noting that there is nothing contradictory about being a "black Republican." Inspiring, provocative, and with an inside look at the inner workings of Washington, J. C. Watts may ruffle a few feathers, but that's exactly what he thinks is good for America.
- Publisher

The inspiring autobiography of one of America's emerging leaders How does an African American man raised in a family of Democrats on the poor side of the tracks become the first to hold a Republican leadership position in the U.S. Congress? J. C. Watts Jr. shares the remarkable story of his life and the controversy of his independent views. In this inspiring, provocative, and inside look at the workings of Washington, he tackles hot-button issues, his vision for America's future, and his controversial decision to retire from Congress.
- Publisher

The paperback edition of the inspirational story of the first black to hold a Republican leadership position--J.C. Watts, Jr.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

J C Watts (Jr)

J.C. Watts, Jr., is a dynamic preacher, congressman, and father of six. Currently serving his fourth and final congressional term, he is the Republican Conference chairman.

Chriss Winston

Chriss Winston was the first woman to serve as chief White House speechwriter. A Washington communications veteran of both the Reagan and first Bush administrations, she is now a freelance writer. Ms. Winston lives in Pomfret, Maryland.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 200819
  • Product Code 0060932406
  • EAN 9780060932404
  • UPC 025986932404
  • Pages 320
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Sep 2003
  • Dimensions 202 x 139 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.292kg

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