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[What] White do-gooders did for black America
The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 9/11/05 | John McWhorter

Posted on 09/10/2005 8:35:29 PM PDT by saquin

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I altered the title by adding "what" at the beginning because the title as it appears on the site reads simply "White do-gooders did for black America" and, um, it seems to me something's missing there, grammatically. :-P
1 posted on 09/10/2005 8:35:32 PM PDT by saquin
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To: saquin

Bump, as I'm speechless.


2 posted on 09/10/2005 8:39:01 PM PDT by Yellow Rose of Texas (Freeper amom will be reporting live from BRLA)
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To: saquin

Interesting article though. Forward it to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.


3 posted on 09/10/2005 8:39:24 PM PDT by Kurt_D
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To: saquin

McWhorter is an outspoken black conservative.


4 posted on 09/10/2005 8:41:47 PM PDT by white trash redneck (Everything I needed to know about Islam I learned on 9-11-01.)
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To: saquin

I don't think it was intended in the title but "did for" is a regionalism for "finished off."


5 posted on 09/10/2005 8:42:29 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: saquin
Good post. It sadly neglects to mention the predators that followed.... the Jacksons and Sharptons, etc, and their culpability.
6 posted on 09/10/2005 8:42:36 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?)
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To: saquin

Spot on. But will they heed this sage review?


7 posted on 09/10/2005 8:44:08 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Hate yourself? Hate everybody else, too? You'll be at home with the Democrats!)
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To: saquin
The problem is less a lack of awareness than a lack of understanding.

If I understand correctly, blacks continue to vote for the same political party that keeps them trapped in a system designed to keep them poor and dependent

8 posted on 09/10/2005 8:45:51 PM PDT by airborne
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9 posted on 09/10/2005 8:46:23 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: saquin
Leave it to the Brits to explain it better than anyone in OUR MSM. Excellent article. Should be mandatory reading.

Did anyone see the black guy on Fox this morning who was spewing F this and F that and complaining that his Red Cross debit card had run out and he needed money 'man'.. etc. So FOX says: What do you think is fair, what do you want? Answer: Everyone should be given $20,000 each... this is nothing by a F'n slave ship, that's all they want to do with blacks is put them on a slave ship -- at that they stopped the interview and appologized to the audience.

I'm going to donate to the pet recovery agencies as a result of that interview, and to where I can get money to the children of Katrina -- in Mississippi or Alabama.

10 posted on 09/10/2005 8:47:08 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: airborne

AllI have to say is "The Bell Curve"


11 posted on 09/10/2005 8:48:01 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: white trash redneck

Whew, glad to hear that. If not he'd be strung up.

The guy got it right. As another poster mentioned, he forgot the race baiting ambulance chasers Jackson, Sharpton et al. Too bad.


12 posted on 09/10/2005 8:48:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: saquin
The Feds became the daddy, folks at the super dome were helpless, waiting for their daddy. Local and state governments did not mater, it was only daddy who could help.
13 posted on 09/10/2005 8:49:03 PM PDT by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: white trash redneck
McWhorter is an outspoken black conservative.

And well-spoken to boot.

14 posted on 09/10/2005 8:51:25 PM PDT by Socratic (Liberal's motto: Capio ergo sum.)
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To: saquin

Read later.


15 posted on 09/10/2005 8:51:33 PM PDT by OldBlondBabe
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The "counter-culture" made its greatest inroads among poor blacks and among rich white trust fund babies like Ted Kennedy (or those who could marry an inheritance like John Kerry). Why work for a living when you can whine about "the man" and "injustice".....?


16 posted on 09/10/2005 8:51:36 PM PDT by Enchante (Don't put up with Michael Moore-on's slanders anymore!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

McWhorter's not a Brit but it sure was good of the Sunday Times (UK) to publish this. McWhorter is an American black, one of the smartest commentators around of any race, and the fact that he happens to be black means he is ignored and disdained by those who should listen, the leftist race-hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

Here's something on McWhorter's outstanding career:




http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/mcwhorter.htm

John H, McWhorter, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, earned his PhD in linguistics from Stanford University in 1993 and became Associate Professor of Linguistics at UC Berkeley after teaching at Cornell University. His academic specialty is language change and language contact. He writes and comments extensively on race, ethnicity and cultural issues.

McWhorter is the author of The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language, on how the world’s languages arise, change, and mix, and Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music in America and Why We Should, Like, Care. He has also written a book on dialects and Black English, The Word on the Street. The most recent of his two books on Creoles was The Missing Spanish Creoles; Defining Creole will appear in 2005

Beyond his work in linguistics, McWhorter is the author of Losing the Race and an anthology of race writings, Authentically Black. He has written on race and cultural issues for The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The National Review, The Los Angeles Times, The American Enterprise, City Journal, and The New York Times.

He has appeared on Dateline NBC, Politically Incorrect, Talk of the Nation, Today, Good Morning, America, The Jim Lehrer Newshour, and Fresh Air, and does regular commentaries for All Things Considered.

City Journal Articles

How Hip-Hop Holds Blacks Back, Summer 2003
Who Should Get into College?, Spring 2003
Job Loss Didn’t Make the Underclass, Autumn 2002
Going to the Doggs, Autumn 2002
Why Blacks Don’t Need Leaders, Summer 2002
The Mau-Mauing at Harvard, Spring 2002
The Reparations Racket, 29 March 2002
The Campus Diversity Fraud, Winter 2002
Racism Forever, Winter 2002
Toward a Usable Black History, Summer 2001
Why Blacks Should Give Bush a Chance, Spring 2001
What’s Holding Blacks Back?, Winter 2001


17 posted on 09/10/2005 8:56:21 PM PDT by Enchante (Don't put up with Michael Moore-on's slanders anymore!)
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Leave it to the Brits to explain it better than anyone in OUR MSM. Excellent article. Should be mandatory reading.

McWhorter is an American -- a black American. He is a professor of linguistics at Berkeley, as I recall.

But, you are correct, there is no way that this would be published in the American MSM.

18 posted on 09/10/2005 8:58:44 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: saquin

I thought all the thinking Brits left on the same boat as Christopher Hitchens.


19 posted on 09/10/2005 8:58:56 PM PDT by Old Professer (Some infinitives deserve to be split.)
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To: saquin
I have noticed that there appear to be very few deaths in New Orleans, (thanks to GOD and self preservation) as those "poor black folks" got themselves out of the flood and to high water.

Parents saved their children first, children, their elderly parents, caregivers, the handicapped and infirm before they saved themselves. All human traits. This disaster proved that folks are just that, folks. We are all the same under the skin when disaster strikes.
20 posted on 09/10/2005 8:59:04 PM PDT by Yellow Rose of Texas (Freeper amom will be reporting live from BRLA)
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