quote:Originally posted by Nikcara:
I am troubled to hear members of this site decry the vaulue of a Black organization like Jack and Jill which is positive.
Nikcara, I'm not condemning J&J. And I believe such organizations can be positive and be good for its participants. But like any organization it has its problems... one of them being its relation to lower income blacks.
Neither am I saying authentic blackness means working class. I'm just saying that as someone who comes from the working class I find some middle class blacks to be snobbish and petty -especially when it comes to memberships in exclusive organizations...