quote:Originally posted by Isome:
Do you think that will work? Holding us to strict standards is one thing, but a higher standard is something altogether different.
Also, and again, there are an abundance of Black organizations out there attempting to help those who seek it. As a result, any anecdotal evidence any of us can come up with is not, as Nmaginate said, a representative sampling of our collective.
The best we can do for those we see not doing anything is to keep it moving -- keep striving to do what we do as individuals and as part of a group effort. They will either get with the program, or be swept aside by the momentum.
sorry for the delayed response...i wasn't ignoring you.
i understand your position. we are all shaped by our personal experiences and my experiences leads me to take a harder approach on matters like this. i am of the opinion, that black people should strive for excellence and that means being better than the rest. many of us are already at a socio-economic disadvantage therefore imo, we have little choice but to hold ourselves to a higher standard. being a father, i hold my daughters to a higher standard than everyone else. being black, i hold black people to a higher standard. but as i've said before i do see your position.