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Until the black elite stop trying to first live like other Americans, and begin to create like other Americans, legacies that will be passed on to generations, there can be no resolutions to the way blacks are perceived in a global and world community.
What exactly do you mean by 'other Americans.'? So if I become educated, gain sucess in my life, forge a career path, and make something of my self, then I have lost touch with my perceived 'blackness'? I'm no longer balck if I want to achieve seomthing? Am I WHITE if I want to live comfortably?
How dare you proclaim that all of us 'elite' blacks are sleeping with the enemy. Just because I'm wealthy I've sold out? Who's racially denigrating now? To be 'truly' black I must abandon any hopes? Or spend all of my money on those who don't have any?
For someone who grew up on welfare, yet turned themseleves around, I take offense to that. I made something of myself -- by myself. I didn't blame anyone for my misfortune and worked my ass off to get to where I am today. I ahve not sold out to the supposed 'enemy' .
I am black, period, proud of my race, and weary of those who denigrate us who have actually achieved something.