Rep. Mia Love of Utah participated in a panel discussion at CPAC this morning on how the conservative movement can better engage young people, which is something for which Love thinks she is particularly well-suited because, as a black conservative, she refuses “to fit this mold that society says I need to fit into” … just like Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love said that she had recently been invited to speak to black students at the University of Chicago where someone told her that it “makes no sense” how she “can be a black, female from Utah, LDS, Republican, living in today’s America.”
The congresswoman said that just as King defied society’s racist laws against African Americans, she is bravely standing up against the mold as a black conservative politician.
“Imagine if people like Martin Luther King decided to [accept] that government said he was a second-class citizen,” Love said. “We wouldn’t be here today”: