There is another class of coloured 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.
Booker T. Washington
Wow. AMong the comments at the linked site is this quote attributed to Booker T. I thought race baiting professionals (like Obama) were a more recent creation.
How the heck did they exploit their grievances way back then?
Looks like it might be a real quote.
(in the left side column)