quote:Originally posted by Cobb:
I've been talking black politics on the web since 1993, and before that on email distributions and BBSs and at Xerox before that way back to 1986. Prior to that I was a national officer of NSBE in charge of getting money into the organization. I started reading Sowell in 1982, but before and since worked for the Rainbow Coalition, Operation Push and the Brotherhood Crusade in Los Angeles. My family has been involved in local politics and organizing black State and County Employees in California including the Black Woman's Forum, the BEA, the King Drew School and MLK Hospital. I was a participant in the very first Kwanzaa celebrations in Los Angeles at the outset. I have relatives in education who have run colleges and taught economics in at the University of Ghana.
I'm not sure I understand your point. There are plenty of other African Americans who have equal or better "credentials" who do not come to the same conclusions that you do. How do you account for this difference?
quote:Most blackfolks don't have that kind of political background and motivation.
Why do you seem to have to distinguish yourself from "most blackfolks" constantly? Do you see that this appears to be a problem for you?
quote:I can't change that history and don't intend to make much hay about it. But I think I have something to do with the real discussion about black politics, and I'm going to continue to do so.
I hope - in retrospect - you can read the arrogance dripping from the page. What makes you think you have any greater standing to discuss anything? Beyond that - no one here is questioning your right to have an opinion. We're just questioning your opinion. There's a difference.
quote:Now let me say it again. The masses of blackfolks are not going to integrate the Republican party.
You're right, but for very different reasons than you propose. Further - there you go looking down at "the masses" again!
quote:I don't know if you've bothered to read my websites, but I've been doing this for a long time. I think it's an extraordinary thing, not an ordinary thing that all brothers do.