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April 27, 2014

Booker T.

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“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public.
Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.... as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.” - Booker T. Washington, 1911

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 27, 2014 11:15 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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When White folks say things like this, even whisper them at low breath, they are considered racist. (Actually White folks are considered racist at the moment of their birth). When Black folks say things like this they are immediately discredited and disowned by their own kind.

All folks other than Whites want to keep Blacks down on the plantation. Money and power are strong motivators. Whites want the Black folks up and free and working and raising families and contributing to society. That would be win-win: the Blacks living like normal everyday citizens and the Whites not paying for it.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 27, 2014 12:40 PM

I loved "Green Onions"!

Posted by: Cletus Socrates at April 27, 2014 7:23 PM

Spitting in the faces of ancestors emancipated,
Choosing re-enslavement, retrogression unabated,
Dooming their children to certain degradation,
Reveling in their self-imposed subordination.

Booker T. Washington, M.L. King, Thomas Sowell, three crying out loud! Too clear, too true, too challenging for the cowardly, self-serving, shameless crowd.

And finally, blame the innocent, punish the self-reliant, praise the collaborators, and reward the profiteers.

Posted by: Famously Unknown at April 27, 2014 8:27 PM

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