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AT THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS

September 28, 2007

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 SIDEBAR: While I have a degree of revereance and respect for Mrs. Eldelman, you have to observe how quickly they take the positive affirmation of the acheivements of black men, and again drive it back to elevating the more negative. Two points I wanted to make, but in that forum I defer to my elders.

The comparison she uses is a flawed and is representative of about 3 different types of groups. The age ranges are divergent (18-80 JAIL vs. 18-24 college), the comparison of 40,000 matriculating vs. 580,000 incarcerated is time insensitive (plainly 580,000 were not incarcerated LAST YEAR), but more over completely undermines the accomplishments of black men ENROLLED in post-secondary education. If you’ve heard me rant before, you know I beleive that prison and PSE are both life sentences, and with all the challenges black men face, so,so many are are educationallly acheiving what our forbeareres can only dream of. But listening to the old gaurd and self annointed leaders, well in the words of brother Taalam, “there’s a market for N*99a$”, and we have got to take back what is rightfully ours from those who would continue to exploit the worst in us, at the expense of all of us.

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