quote:Thanks, Kweli4Real! I like that quote, I think it is from Bob Marley.
No, Omega, I think the original of the quote I paraphrased was said a little before Bob's time. Oh, I get it ... You were joshin'. Right?
quote:Although those nominated officails were put into their respective roles to carry out an agenda, they were qualified.
Their [our] qualifications have never been in question. But again: What profit a man or his people should he gain the world [i.e., power/position/authority] and lose his soul [i.e., be put in charge of promoting policies that work against his interests, and those of his community]?
quote:One question, What are the interests of Black folk? (Mine may be different from yours)
No doubt Black folks' interests are far from monolithic, so your individual interests may be quite different from my individual interests. But I think that Black folk, as a group, have interests that are separate and apart from white folk. And, that serving those communal interests, even when we are not directly impacted by them, lifts us all. For example, because we still are subject to the vestiages of slavery, we have an interest that anti-discrimination laws be enforced. Because so many of our youth attend public schools, we have an interest that our tax dollars be INVESTED in, not DISVESTED of, the public school system. Because so many of us live in urban settings, we have an interest that environmental laws be enforced. Because so many of us have median incomes and net worths that are far below that of white folk [as a group], we have an interest in bottom up, rather than the failed pissed on, er, "trickle down" economics.
So, frankly, I don't care the color of the person promoting policies that do not serve the interests of our [my] community.
quote:I found that website and I was wondering how legit it was.
Well ... let me ask you a question: Can something be legit, while promoting half-truths or out-right lies?
As Kresge commented on "how they are claiming the folks on the front page are all Black Republicans" when many the "modern republican party" bears no resemblance to that of the pre-civil rights era republican party.
Frederick Douglas was a republican; Bull Conner was a democrat.