About the Book:
collection of social and political commentary, Going Against the
Grain: A Canon of Reflective Literature from the Undergraduate Years
of a Young Black Conservative chronicles the experiences of a
young black scholar during his undergraduate studies, and his opinions
of the social and political issues of the day. The essays and
analyses within this book affirm his beliefs that what conservatism
and the Republican Party represent are in the best interests of Black
difficult encounters he experienced as a conservative in college,
Going Against the Grain discusses issues of race, the calculated
campaign of the Democratic Party, the concept of absolutism as
pertains to homosexuality, the 2008 Presidential election, and the
imperative of the Republican Party to return to its roots.
These ideas and topics
have caused great controversy among liberal and conservative peers and
professors alike, which distinguishes this work as a counterpoint to
established thought, regardless of persuasion.
Kenneth Bryant Jr.
holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor concentration in
African American Studies from Wright State University. As an
undergraduate, Mr. Bryant served as Vice President of both Rhode
Island College and Wright State University College Republican
organizations. In addition, he has participated with university and
community-based mentoring programs, namely the Visions Mentoring
Program at Wright State and the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative in
Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Bryant has volunteered for several local, state,
and national campaigns. He intends to continue writing.