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113 - Patriotism means different things to different people. What should it mean today?

Today I had a thoughtful and inspiring conversation with Lenny McAllister about the education system in America, the dangerous march towards segregation, how to unify America and his journey into conservatism. Truly, an episode you do not want to miss. 

Some of our talking points:

  • Can you be black and conservative? 
  • Which is worse, forced segregation or self-imposed segregation? 
  • You can choose a profession but, you can't choose being black. 
  • There is value is celebrating one's culture while also remembering our national ties. 
  • What's wrong with using critical race theory to teach kids about racism? 
  • Have we lost a generation to the left? Will patriotism make a comeback in the next generation? 
  • What will it take to unify Americans again? 
  • Patriotism means different things to different people. What should it mean today? 

And more... 


Lenny McAllister is the creator and host of the  Red + Black, premiering each Saturday 12 noon Eastern and starring Red State Editor-At-Large Kira Davis, fellow Red State contributor Jeff Charles, and conservative author Dr. Christopher Metzler.  He is a Senior Fellow for Commonwealth Foundation, Pennsylvania's free markets think tank. Over the years, Lenny has appeared on Fox News, The Blaze, The First TV, Sirius XM Radio, Radio New Zealand, and other national and international outlets along with various events nationally including CPAC 2016. Lenny also hosted radio shows in Chicago and Pittsburgh as well as NightTalk: Get To The Point on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel. Born in Pittsburgh and raised a Steelers fan, he has also endured both Sid Bream ruining the World Series dreams of Pirates fans in 1992 and an inexplicable rundown between home plate and 1st base against the Chicago Cubs in 2021.

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