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By Rev. Wayne Perryman
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Most people are either a Democrat by design, or a Democrat by deception. That is they either know the racist history of the Democrat Party and still chose to be Democrat, or they were deceived into thinking that the Democratic Party is a party that sincerely cared about Black people.

History reveals that every piece of racist legislation that was ever passed and every racist terrorist attack that was ever inflicted on African Americans, was initiated by the members of the Democratic Party. The Signing of the Constitution in 1787 to the Civil Rights movement of 1960's, Congressional records show the Democrat Party passed no laws to help Blacks, every law that they introduced was designed to hurt blacks.

History reveals that during the past 160 years the Democratic Party legislated Jim Crows laws, Black Codes and a multitude of other laws at the state and federal level to deny African Americans their rights as citizens.

History reveals that the Republican Party was formed in 1854 to abolish slavery and challenge other racist legislative acts initiated by the Democratic Party that was (and would be) harmful to African Americans.

History reveals that while the Democrats gave their lives to expand slavery, Republican gave their lives to ban slavery.

During the Senate debates on the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, it was revealed that members of the Democratic Party formed many terrorist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan to murder and intimidate African Americans voters. The Ku Klux Klan Act was a bill introduced by a Republican Congress to stop Klan Activities. Senate Debates revealed that the Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.

History reveals that Democrats lynched, burned, mutilated and murdered thousands of blacks and completely destroyed entire towns and communities occupied by middle class Blacks, including Rosewood, Florida, the Greenwood District in Tulsa Oklahoma, and Wilmington, North Carolina to name a few.

History reveals that after the Civil War Democrats murdered several hundred black elected officials (in the South) to regain control of the southern government. All of the elected officials up to 1935 were Republicans. As of 2004, the Democrat Party (the oldest political party in America) has never elected a black man to the United States Senate, the Republicans have elected three.

History reveals that it was Thaddeus Stevens, a Radical Republican that introduced legislation to give African Americans the so-called 40 acres and a mule and Democrats overwhelmingly voted against the bill. Today many white Democrats are opposed to paying African Americans trillions of dollars in Reparation Pay, money that should be paid by the Democratic Party...
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History reveals that it was Abolitionists and Radical Republicans such as Henry L. Morehouse and General Oliver Howard that started many of the traditional Black colleges, while Democrats killed several hundred black and white teachers to keep them from educating the newly freed slaves. Many of our traditional Black colleges are named after white Republicans.

Congressional records show it was Democrats that strongly opposed the passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. These three Amendments were introduced by Republicans to abolish slavery, give citizenship to all African Americans born in the United States and, give Blacks the right to vote.

Congressional records show that Democrats were opposed to passing the following laws that were introduced by Republicans to achieve civil rights for African Americans:

Civil Rights Act 1866
Reconstruction Act of 1867
Freedman Bureau Extension Act of 1866
Enforcement Act of 1870
Force Act of 1871
Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
Civil Rights Act of 1875
Civil Rights Act of 1957
Civil Rights Act of 1960

And during the 60's many Democrats fought hard to defeat the

1964 Civil Rights Act
1965 Voting Rights Acts
1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act

History reveals that it was three white persons that opposed the Democrat's racist practices who started the NAACP.

Dr. Martin Luther King, several Civil Rights leaders and many historians reported that during the first two years of his administration, President John F. Kennedy ignored Dr. King's request for Civil Rights. The chronicles of history reveal that it was only after television coverage of riots and several demonstrations did President Kennedy feel a need to introduce the 1963 Civil Rights Act. At that time, experts believe the nation was headed toward a major race war.

History reveals that it was Democratic Attorney General, Robert Kennedy that approved the secret wire taps on Dr, Martin Luther King Jr., and it was Democratic President Lyndon Johnson that referred to Dr. King as " that nigger preacher." Senator Byrd referred to Dr. King as a "trouble maker" who causes trouble and then runs like a "coward," when trouble breaks out.

Over the strong objections of racist Republican Senator Jessie Helms, Republican President, Ronald Reagan signed into law, a bill to make Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday a national holiday. Several Republican Senators convinced President Reagan this was the right thing to do.

Congressional records show after signing the 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act and issuing Executive Order 11478, Richard Nixon, a Republican, that started what we know as Affirmative Action.

On December 15, 1994, federal Judge David V. Kenyon issued a court order to the Clinton Administration in the Case of Fairchild v Robert Reich Secretary of Labor (#CV92-5765 Kn). The order demanded that Secretary Reich and the Clinton Administration force 100 west coast shipping to develop an Affirmative Action plan to stop discrimination against, African Americans, Hispanics, Female and Disabled Workers. Female employees were being sexually harassed, Hispanic were being denied promotions and training, Disable Workers were being laid off, and African Americans were being force to work in an environment where they had job classification called " Nigger Jobs." Clinton left office six years later and never complied with the court order. The companies still do not have an Affirmative Action Plan.

During the 2003 Democratic Primary debates, the Rev. Al Sharpton, said the Democrat take the black vote for granted and treat African American like a mistress. They [Democrats} will take us to the dance, but they don't want to take us home to meet mama."

Court records show that it was Democrats who supported the Dred Scott Decision, a decision which classified Blacks and property rather than people; it was also the racist Jim Crow practices of Democrats that brought about the two landmark cases of Plessy v Ferguson and Brown v. The Board of Education.

After exclusively giving the Democrats their votes for the past 25 years, the average African American cannot point to one piece of civil rights legislation sponsored solely by the Democratic Party that was specifically designed to eradicate the unique problems that African Americans face today. Congressional records show that all previous legislation (since 1964) had strong bi-partisan support, even though some Democrats debated and voted against these laws...

The racism established and promoted by members of the Democratic Party affected and infected the entire nation from 1856 with the Dred Scott decision, to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case. But they never offered or issued an apology.

Today both parties must remember their past. The Democrats must remember the terrible things they did to Blacks and apologize and the Republicans must remember the terrific things they did for Blacks and re-commit to complete the work that their predecessors started and died for.
Good posts, but comparing the Democrats of today with tomorrow is nonsensical. We all know that the parties shifted political ideologies in an effort to retain/gain power. That's why black folks shifted right along with them.

Also, IMO, there is no deep seeded loyalty from African America to the Democratic party. Those who most frequently push that argument do so because they have a personal interest in destabilizing black voting - for whatever reason, either to grab black votes or to suggest that we shouldn't vote at all. Most of us are smarter than that. bsm

BTW - you've posted two articles that seek to challenge black Democrat support. What is the alternative? Certainly not the Republican party. Confused
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BTW - you've posted two articles that seek to challenge black Democrat support. What is the alternative? Certainly not the Republican party.
Good question. But, hopefully, you're not considering the views expressed to in any way reflective of my views.

I apologize for not posting the link:
http://www.sclagop.org/a_democrat_by_design_or_a_deception.htm
And, actually, the two posts come from the same piece written by Rev. Wayne Perryman.

I saw a portion of a speech he gave on C-Span over the weekend. That's what prompted me to post this. I definitely don't have either of the agendas you mentioned. And, I actually struggle over classifying the author in either of those camps.

His Republican/Conservative bias and advocacy is obvious. But he is no lackey by any stretch of the imagination. You should have seen it/ It was the funniest C-Span forum I've ever seen.

From what little I've gathered from his talk there and what little I've read about him, IMO, he's a principled Black Conservative. Despite his Republican leanings... I can't help but respect him and regard him as someone who's motivated out his own genuine beliefs that happen to be more in-line with the Republican/Conservative programs and policies.

Take, for instance, his talk on C-Span. First, it goes without saying that he spoke before a largely White audience. Well, as I said, it was the funniest C-Span forum I've ever witnessed because they all took him for a lackey. They may have came there thinking that... but when they left, they had no such delusion. He cleared that shit up quick!

One guy tried to play the Affirmative Action, "It Really Degrades Blacks... Because They're Seen and Admitting To Not Being Good Enough" CARD. Oops! Wrong move!! Perryman detailed how he was labeled "overqualified" and how for a number of different jobs he was passed over for a lesser qualified White person.

He said he worked with Aaron Brown(??), now a CNN anchor, on a Seattle talk-radio station. From his anecdote, he illustrated how while his show was more popular than Brown's the opportunity for him to parlay his show into a million dollar anchor position just wasn't there as it was for that "White Boy!" (exact quote).

So you could imagine how entertained I was to see White person after White person in the (rather small) audience throwing ignorant softballs right across the center of the plate.... and Perryman was playing the diplomatic but the firm & precise Barry Bonds On Steriods slugger slammin' homers on that canned White sh*t.

Anyway... I was very entertained.
He also shamelessly plugged his book. But even with that, he relayed an anecdote that showed he had no delusions about his Blackness and his party (though he insisted he was an independent).

He talked about how Black Republicans were using his book, Unfounded Loyalty, as a recruiting tool to sway traditionally Black Democratic voters... He quickly reference (for his White audience's "RACISM in America" listening pleasure) how the Republican party didn't buy a one of his books or otherwise spend money to go after the Black Vote. He said the Republican party bought boat loads of Sean Hannity books and gave them away for the Voter Registration Drives.

Also, you know there were any number of the White audience members (I think I only seen one Black person in the camera pans) who wanted to insert ColorBlindness into the mix. Well, he let them know he wanted them to see his "color" - firmly stating that it is the only way for respect and fruitful dialogue to occur. (Which reminds me of a brillant essay I once wrote... lol)

So, I guess, I'm partly interested in what others may know about him, if anyone has read his book and wanted to see if anyone would counter his points.

Obviously, the Republican party is not an effective alternative or at least not one that holds some ultimate hope of improving our political stature beyond things superficial. But then again, I'm from the Black Radical Tradition, philosophy wise so I'm very critical of either "mainstream" political faction - Black & Democrat vs. Black & Republican.

In all honesty, I lean towards the Democrat/Liberal side...

Hope that clears things up for you. Please... please... (as you've had to say so yourself)... don't confuse the views expressed in the two-part article with mine. Please don't...
But these are very different republicans - these are not the same republicans with the same views as the previous/initial republicans. To believe that today's neo-republicans are the same as earlier republicans that were more democratic in their views and believed in civil rights, etc., for everyone would be the same as believing that the word "gay" today means happy and cheerful, as it did some time ago.

Today's republicans are only carbon copies of Natzis----running this entire country like a cotton plantation-----jim crow tactics, racist propaganda, terrorism, hate rhetoric disguised as logic; their regime mirrors hitler's rants and propaganda and tactics to rise to power. These are very different Republicans.
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Originally posted by sunnubian:

Today's republicans are only carbon copies of Natzis----running this entire country like a cotton plantation-----jim crow tactics, racist propaganda, terrorism, hate rhetoric disguised as logic; their regime mirrors hitler's rants and propaganda and tactics to rise to power. These are very different Republicans.
Well, SUN~... Perryman didn't quite go that far but he was clear in saying that the avg. (in fact the vast/overwhelming majority) of White CONservative-Republicans don't want anything to do with Blacks.

So he didn't seem to be embracing any delusions about White Republicans in general. He did praise GWB for overatures he saw as at least an attempt.

He also chastised GWB supporting White Republicans for not following suit with GWB...
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Good posts, but comparing the Democrats of today with tomorrow is nonsensical. We all know that the parties shifted political ideologies in an effort to retain/gain power. That's why black folks shifted right along with them.



*thanks MBM....you saved me from having to type anything related to that article written by a guy for people who obviously he thinks has not read anything in their lives...
The silliness in his argument is apparent when it is expanded to encompass the Black experience all together in the U.S. and not how one political party treated us versus another. The Republicans can learn a lot from what the Democrats did to win the Black vote, instead of trying to point to the Democrats treacherous past, the Republicans should do as the Democrats did, change their parties agenda's and policies and make them more friendly to us and we would happily join their party.

It is funny how Negro-Cons and their White masters' love to reference the past when it comes to the transgressions of the Democratic party but when we speak about the evilness of white folk in general and their treatment of us, we are told to let bygones be bygones. If we did accept his arguments than we should abandon the Democratic party for their past transgressions and abandon the Republican party for their current transgressions.
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Originally posted by Faheem:

The Republicans can learn a lot from what the Democrats did to win the Black vote, instead of trying to point to the Democrats treacherous past, the Republicans should do as the Democrats did, change their parties agenda's and policies and make them more friendly to us and we would happily join their party.


Embracing reparations is a great way to gain instant traction in the African American community!

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It is funny how Negro-Cons and their White masters' love to reference the past when it comes to the transgressions of the Democratic party but when we speak about the evilness of white folk in general and their treatment of us, we are told to let bygones be bygones. If we did accept his arguments than we should abandon the Democratic party for their past transgressions and abandon the Republican party for their current transgressions.


Amen!
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Originally posted by MBM:
Good posts, but comparing the Democrats of today with tomorrow is nonsensical. We all know that the parties shifted political ideologies in an effort to retain/gain power. That's why black folks shifted right along with them.

Also, IMO, there is no deep seeded loyalty from African America to the Democratic party. Those who most frequently push that argument do so because they have a personal interest in destabilizing black voting - for whatever reason, either to grab black votes or to suggest that we shouldn't vote at all. Most of us are smarter than that. bsm


MBM - you promote this position ONLY BECAUSE you don't acknowledge the harm that the "caretaker state" has created in the Black community, particularly in the urban areas. When you say "shifted ideologies" what was the shift to in the Democratic Party? Them first hating Black folks and now loving us? It seems to me that they shifted to a platform of "giving them a bit of what they WANT" so that they could put the vote on lock down. Did they give Blacks what we need to be prosperous and independent?

Your questions about alternatives points to the FALSE DICHOTOMY that limits your view. If the focus is on BLACK DEVELOPMENT and ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE then your bifurcated view toward the American political system IS ITSELF THE PROBLEM.

The point that you miss is the pathway forward of NATIONAL COORDINATION but LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INSIDE OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY. As I look around Asian communities and to a growing extent the Hispanic community, I see economic infrastructure growing all without a discernable loyalty to either national political party via their "national leadership" like African-Americans have. How are they able to advance economically (as represented by their commerical outlets in their communities) without being limited by your dichotomy?

It is the LACK OF VISION by popular Black leadership that has that question going unanswered. (If not the Democrats who? The Republicans?)

We need to STOP THE NATIONALIZATION of our economic development. Blacks are still a numerical minority in this country. Don't rest assure that the growing Hispanic numbers are going to automatically be favorable to Blacks. Yet we place our stake increasingly in Washington DC rather than focusing locally and making sure that DC and the state DON'T TAKE WHAT WE HAVE BUILT UP LOCALLY in the way of taxes.

BTW - you've posted two articles that seek to challenge black Democrat support. What is the alternative? Certainly not the Republican party. Confused[/QUOTE]
I think we should create a Black Peoples'/Labor Party. Neither the Democrats or the Republicans have our interests or the interests of the underclasses in mind. I say we create our own radical and progressive parties.

I don't even think African-America should support the Democrats anymore because they are no longer the FDR Democrats that we switched to, they're the new Neoliberal Clintonian/Pelosian Democrats. The days of the Civil Rights-supporting, left-wing and left-leaning Democrats are over, these are the IMF-loving, gentrification-supporting Dems.
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I think we should create a Black Peoples'/Labor Party. Neither the Democrats or the Republicans have our interests or the interests of the underclasses in mind. I say we create our own radical and progressive parties.

I don't even think African-America should support the Democrats anymore because they are no longer the FDR Democrats that we switched to, they're the new Neoliberal Clintonian/Pelosian Democrats. The days of the Civil Rights-supporting, left-wing and left-leaning Democrats are over, these are the IMF-loving, gentrification-supporting Dems.


Good goal....

what is your method of achievement?



Peace,
Virtue
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Originally posted by virtue:
Good goal....

what is your method of achievement?



Peace,
Virtue


We pick up where the Civil Rights Movement and Black Consciousness left off. We start with grassroots movements and interest/vangauard/consciousness parties. That's how the Civil Rights movment began.

It all starts from the grassroots. Democracy, freedom and equality can only come from the bottom up.
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Originally posted by Empty Purnata:
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Originally posted by virtue:
Good goal....

what is your method of achievement?



Peace,
Virtue


We pick up where the Civil Rights Movement and Black Consciousness left off. We start with grassroots movements and interest/vangauard/consciousness parties. That's how the Civil Rights movment began.

It all starts from the grassroots. Democracy, freedom and equality can only come from the bottom up.


Did not the Civil Rights Movement have an agenda partially honed and defined by lawyers (i.e. Thurgood Marshall)....?

Is this not part of the reason why Black consciousness, outside of institutions with practical methods of obtaining their goals (being general on purpose--rolls eyes-- not at you EP), failed to last very long?

And what of the diverse viewpoints among Black people that invariably affect their political leanings on a given issue? Some Black people do not WANT nor BELIEVE an all Black anything is necessary...... all inclusive right down to our sustenance and survival.... how do you find a majority view? and one that most will fight and endure hardship for, one that does not allow a majority or minority influence to rule stupidly sentencing us to destruction?

There is vision.....

Then there is administration.....

May I ask where do these things play a part?

What grassroots? Who are the people being targeted? What are there needs? And are what they expressing as their needs a good thing?

How does one lead with opposition? How does one gather together while there is adverse diversity? (meaning one idea negatively pitted against another) Even when there is agreement.... where are you going? and how do you know it is the right path?


Peace,
Virtue
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Originally posted by virtue:
Did not the Civil Rights Movement have an agenda partially honed and defined by lawyers (i.e. Thurgood Marshall)....?

Is this not part of the reason why Black consciousness, outside of institutions with practical methods of obtaining their goals (being general on purpose--rolls eyes-- not at you EP), failed to last very long?


These movements failed to last very long because the causes were absorbed in by White liberals. Just as there is a long history of White conservatives consistently trying to prevent racial change, there is a long history of White liberals dousing out Black radicalism by trying to make it "appeal to the mainstream" (ie. moving to the right). The problem is, MLK and Malcolm X always end up getting replaced by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

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And what of the diverse viewpoints among Black people that invariably affect their political leanings on a given issue? Some Black people do not WANT nor BELIEVE an all Black anything is necessary...... all inclusive right down to our sustenance and survival.... how do you find a majority view?


Who said anything had to be all Black? Smile I'm all for Pan-Minorityism and even reaching out to Whites. But I would argue that African-Americans need to organize amongst ourselves and get our own act together first before reaching out to others.

Majority opinion? We can be a federation of different opinions with a common goal. The Civil Rights movement was the same way. Do you think there was unanimity amongst them?

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and one that most will fight and endure hardship for, one that does not allow a majority or minority influence to rule stupidly sentencing us to destruction?

There is vision.....

Then there is administration.....


I agree. Smile

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May I ask where do these things play a part?

What grassroots? Who are the people being targeted? What are there needs? And are what they expressing as their needs a good thing?


Minorities, the poor, the underclasses, repressed groups and the middle class. Their needs are whatever their needs are (I could list a hundred different needs of these various groups). And yes, if what they are expressing is a good thing, they should be supported.

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How does one lead with opposition? How does one gather together while there is adverse diversity? (meaning one idea negatively pitted against another) Even when there is agreement.... where are you going? and how do you know it is the right path?


Peace,
Virtue


This is hard to answer at this point because as of now, such a movement has yet to solidify. There are various political groups aimed at these people, but there is no large following like the Democratic or Republican party have.
First, welcome back. I missed you! 15

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Originally posted by Constructive Feedback:

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Originally posted by MBM:
Good posts, but comparing the Democrats of today with tomorrow is nonsensical. We all know that the parties shifted political ideologies in an effort to retain/gain power. That's why black folks shifted right along with them.

Also, IMO, there is no deep seeded loyalty from African America to the Democratic party. Those who most frequently push that argument do so because they have a personal interest in destabilizing black voting - for whatever reason, either to grab black votes or to suggest that we shouldn't vote at all. Most of us are smarter than that. bsm


MBM - you promote this position ONLY BECAUSE you don't acknowledge the harm that the "caretaker state" has created in the Black community, particularly in the urban areas.


No, I say that because that's what I believe; it's what all of the evidence I have seen points to. As I have said to you many times, it is curious to me that you label social programs as you do, yet seem to be just fone with the multi-billions of dollars that the wealthy elite grab from government. It's criminal and shameful for a family to look to the government for help to get on their feet but it's perfectly fine for Cheney's Hallburton etc. to be the conduit for billions of dollars for the rich.

That makes no sense to me.

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Did they give Blacks what we need to be prosperous and independent?


White folks and government will never provide this. Certainly you are not suggesting that conservatives can promise this? Confused

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If the focus is on BLACK DEVELOPMENT and ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE then your bifurcated view toward the American political system IS ITSELF THE PROBLEM.


We continue to go 'round and 'round in the same circles, but I'll play again. Government is not a panacea for African America. In fact there is not just one thing that is responsible for our uplift. That said, government has proven to be a tool - yes, one tool among many - that we should utilize to our benefit to make a difference in our lives. Why shouldn't we use that tool? Everyone else is? Your cherished conservatives do in droves. Why not us?

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As I look around Asian communities and to a growing extent the Hispanic community, I see economic infrastructure growing all without a discernable loyalty to either national political party via their "national leadership" like African-Americans have.


Why do you equate economic achievement with political participation? What's the connection in your eyes? In addition, there are black CEO's of some of the biggest American corporations out there - including American Express, Merrill Lynch, and Time Warner. What Asian American or Latino CEO's can you name in comparable positions?

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Yet we place our stake increasingly in Washington DC rather than focusing locally and making sure that DC and the state DON'T TAKE WHAT WE HAVE BUILT UP LOCALLY in the way of taxes.


Evidence? What are you talking about CF?

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BTW - you've posted two articles that seek to challenge black Democrat support. What is the alternative? Certainly not the Republican party. Confused


The alternative is increasing our participation in a way that generates greater influence and power over those things that government impacts in our lives. What alternative is there?
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Originally posted by Empty Purnata:
These movements failed to last very long because the causes were absorbed in by White liberals. Just as there is a long history of White conservatives consistently trying to prevent racial change, there is a long history of White liberals dousing out Black radicalism by trying to make it "appeal to the mainstream" (ie. moving to the right). The problem is, MLK and Malcolm X always end up getting replaced by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.


EP..... Isn't that after the fact? I'm not sure how much you know about the Black Consciousness movement..... but they (we) had some serious internal problems, especially relating to administration that needed to be worked out for these movements to survive.... which is why I believe made it easy for white liberals to take over..... it was standing on a weak administrative foundation..... and the Civil Rights movement ended in part because the extent of its mission was accomplished..... once King and others decided to redirect their "integrationist" stance...... well.... the movement.... and its poster child did not fair to well.... it also did not do enough to recognize the contribution of people like Thurgood Marshall to its success..... but I digress.... I try to stay away from talking about this stuff.... but errry now and then.... I lapse.... sigh....

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Who said anything had to be all Black? Smile
I did Smile Big Grin ....

Seriously... I have an idea of your take on racial issues.... and I am aware that we differ on issues that are key to me..... however.... you spoke of Black people.... so that is where my focus lies..... I would not begin a dialogue regarding what "Black" people should do by including every other races opinions of us and start from there..... so I assume (yeah I know -rolls eyes... smile)....we were going to begin the dialogue regarding Black people only..... I wouldn't begin a conversation about the needs and desires of my family from the perspective of one outside of my family.......


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I'm all for Pan-Minorityism and even reaching out to Whites. But I would argue that African-Americans need to organize amongst ourselves and get our own act together first before reaching out to others.


See above.... this is the perspective of which I began dialogue with you.... presumably if this conversation continues.... thereafter,I'm not so sure our dialogue will be productive.....

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Majority opinion? We can be a federation of different opinions with a common goal. The Civil Rights movement was the same way. Do you think there was unanimity amongst them?


Unanimity regarding the goal.... from which their agreement stemmed from their similar culture and outlook on life.... our community is no longer as homogenous (sp?) as it once was.....

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I agree. Smile


girl


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Minorities, the poor, the underclasses, repressed groups and the middle class. Their needs are whatever their needs are (I could list a hundred different needs of these various groups). And yes, if what they are expressing is a good thing, they should be supported.

One thing many movements fail to realize is that those that are poor are easy to pinpoint.... often it is the middle-class and educated among us that need our help...... we need their minds to be sympathetically and sincerely focused on their own people..... and we need them to lend their minds to solving problems with which they themselves will rarely admit to having because they are shielded by titles, recognition and money..... our educated, rich and middle class members are desperately in need of help, perhaps even first.... but by no means only...... The Honorable Elijah Muhammad once said something to the effect that if the educated members of our society were to apply themselves to our rise we could be resurrected overnight..... the point behind the dramatization of this need has remained poignantly seared in my mind.....

and no (just in case) I am not referring to a sort of "trickle down" theory..... I am simply highlighting the fact that our community needs "wholistic" help.... those perceived in good standing are not immune.... and often hide their ailments behind their image.... our entire community is sick..... and those that are well hidden are often the sickest.... poor folk get highlighted because their problems are visual and highlighted often, because of their lack of resources and know how to shield their weaknesses.....


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This is hard to answer at this point because as of now, such a movement has yet to solidify. There are various political groups aimed at these people, but there is no large following like the Democratic or Republican party have.


This is why those with such beautiful minds as your dear brother go to school...... to gain basic information, theories etc.... to wrestle through what this world sees as the best thought, best systems etc.... so that you can wrestle through these yourself and not be limited by the answers and direction that this world would try to force feed you.....

in other words....

you seem smart....

it can be figured out.....
how does one gain the numbers? how does one motivate and stimulate action? in what way? in what direction?

leadership questions.....

of which we all need to be thinking......


Peace,
Virtue

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