To: Interesting Times; mrustow
I think the fact that the WSJ ran this column is a sign that the time of the white guilt-black power con game is almost up. It will certainly give businessmen the courage to buck it.
To: aristeides; atafak
Thanks for the ping, ari. atafak, you are absolutely right. The WSJ
editors hedged their bets, and thus undermined their own moral authority, by having a black write this piece. This was a classic case of "our blacks" vs. "their blacks." White "conservatives" always feel the need to quote Thomas Sowell, Walter Wiliams, Steele (who is himself an intellectual lightweight), et al. A piece like this had to be written by a white. But when do you see "conservative" publications publish white writers attacking black racism?
Whites simply come to a place with blacks where they feel no authority to speak or judge and where they sense a great risk of being seen as racist.
I would revise Steele's equation: White Fear = Black Power.
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posted on 01/08/2002 2:27:44 PM PST
As anyone who has been reading the WSJ for a while knows, the editorial page of the paper hasn't shied from, well, uncomfortable truths. And the assertions (of others) suggesting that the WSJ somehow "assigned" this piece to a black for reasons of political correctness are pure malarkey. Shelby Steele writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal. His articles are always insightful and on the mark. Finally, who gives a fog about the skin color of the author?! But then, isn't that one of the things the author is talking about?!
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