Thursday, November 03, 2005
Black Leaders Not Acting Too White!
I have never been a fan of the supposed black leaders of our generation (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Kweisi Mfume, Julian Bond, the entire Congressional Black Caucus, etc.) as I believe they promote separatism and an entitlement attitude among their followers. Their power and continued relevance relies on their keeping blacks brainwashed and not taking responsibility for their lot in life. The sad thing is that there are signs their efforts continue to work. Case in point, North Carolina black high school students who may purposely do poorly in school so as to not be labeled acting "too white". In this case a local from the African-American Research Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill named William Darity continues the it's-not-your-fault approach by saying that while the "too white" stigma plays a roll the real problem is "due to the school context and because of a pattern of exclusion of vast numbers of black kids from the most challenging curriculum,”. Hey Willie...I got news for you....if a kid acts dumb in school he won't get into the challening classes.....as long as blacks listen to this kind of idiocy they will think of themselves as separate from the broader American population (Taranto).