I get so sick and tired of hearing this bs from this republican lawn jockey. He acts as if HIS father is the only Black person or Black man who did ALL these things in a racist society. Millions of Black people in America did the same things he says his father did, accomplished the same things, his father did, served in WWI/WWII/Vietnam/Etc., and did so in the mist of a racist nation with the only difference being other Black people go to work every day, graduate from school (or get a G.E.D., which by the way was not even a reality in the 1940's), etc., etc., etc., with the exception being, that all the while they are working and accomplishing something in life, they will call a spade a spade at the same time and raise hell about racism in this country and not cower down and remain silent about it like the 3 monkies: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
What the hell is he talking about (and others like him)? Always trying to make some distinction between the Blacks in America that will raise hell about racism and the ones who won't, as if to 'propagandize' to the world(Black people) that if you cower down and don't talk about racism in America you will be successful, but if you dare speak of its existence, you will not be successfull; as if whether or not you speak out against racism and/or of the racism that exists in America makes or breaks your potential for being successful. Implying constantly, that ALL the Blacks in America that speak about, raise hell about, know for a fact that racism DOES exist and DOES have an affect on Black people's day to day lives are unemployed, don't want to work, are uneducated, or have not worked as hard as his father.
Please, most Black people that feel they are being discriminated against usually are. Most Black people will not hesitate to state when they know that racsim has nothing to do with something. And if you were to actually be in contact with Black people in America that actually do fit the sterotypes that white racsim tries to constantly shove down the throats of ALL Blacks in America, you will find that they pretty much don't have any reason to or interest in discussing racism in America, usually because, they are the ones least affected by it. When are actually trying to accomplish something, when you are actively involved in the work world, when you are actually educating yourself, when you are actually striving towards or have accomplished higher education, is where you are most likely to be confronted with racism, not in the 'hood', not on the street corner, not sitting in your own home/apartment all day watching soap operas.
So, I really don't know who (other than as Frenchy states, white people) Larry Elder is talking to, because I can assure you that most of the Blacks that actually fit some racist sterotype do not and probably will never even know who he is and are not usually the ones that engage in deep thought about racism.