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Reply to Jim Chester:

Jim Chester: I almost forgot!!! Sings like us. And that's been going on long before Elvis. Elvis just found out how to make money on it. You may not know who Bobby Darin was --- is? And the "Mule Train" guy --- Frankie Lane. He ran around explaining to everyone he wasn't REALLY a NEGRO he just looked and sounded like it. What do YOU think?

Rowe: I believe its presumptuous to think that simply because whites patronize black music and are imitative of their entertaining abilities that they want to be black. There's no mistaking that North-Americans/Europeans believe they are superior to anyone that is not white; therefore, why would they want to be anyone except for white?? Cultural chauvinism and egocentrism is the social inheritance given to each white child just as the social inheritance of each black person, it seems, is to feel inferior and unworthy. The only white people that may have a brief desire to be black are those going through Bohemian non-conformist periods in their lifetime. Aside from this, any sane person observing the incredible social tribulations endured by blacks would consider it a sweet blessing from God to be anyting but black.

[This message was edited by Rowe on June 04, 2003 at 07:26 PM.]
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