Before we begin, please understand that I am not trying to kick up schit on this forum--this is a question that i sincerely want opinions on. MBM, if this seems counterproductive or belongs in another forum, then my apologies in advance. I'll delete it if you want.
What exactly defines a sell-out? I've heard it used all my life, but the circumstances were so varied: it was the insult that underachieving Black schoolchildren threw at their overachieving peers, it is a sneer that Blacks teenagers direct towards the Blacks who listened to "white music" or "talked white", it is an accusation against Black conservatives, etc... What is your definition of it, and why? Are there different kind of sellouts? And why is Condoleeza Rice a sellout--yes, that was a serious question; I just don't see it. Granted, I'm not a big fan of Bush and his cronies, but she doesn't seem any worse than the majority of them (hell, not nearly as evil as Rumsfeld and Cheney).
(here's hoping I don't get 20 pages of links and rambles from our resident chatterbot L-O-F-T-O-N)