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A VOICE FROM THE PAST

December 14, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs….There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”

My Larger Education, Booker T. Washington 1911

So the crisis of the African American Male and the beneficiary exploitation associated with it, is nothing new…really?

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  1. December 17, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Hey nice sight.

    So this has been going on for a while huh?
    And yet nothing has changed since than.
    Race is a business in this counrty and buisness is well.

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