This year's Thanksgiving dinner at the home Morehouse College junior Michael Roundtree is sure to be seasoned with spicy political debate. Roundtree, who comes from a family of devoted Democrats, is not only its lone conservative, but has been making headlines as the chairman of his school's College Republicans club.
Roundtree, who is majoring in chemistry with a minor in mathematics, has been engaging in political discussions and debate since his days in middle school. He initially began leaning right because of the Republican Party's stand on national defense when his father was serving in the U.S. Marines Corps. But he gradually realized that his values and views on other issues are also aligned with the GOP's.
"My mom sometimes says she strongly believes I should reconsider my values, but at the same time she raised me to be a critical thinker, so she has to support my choices," he told BET.com, which are centered around freedom and personal responsibility, school choice and other core Republican values.
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