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To: bluecollarman
There is no way a free thinking group or class of peoples in a free and open government, could think this lopsided. Unless of course, there was some kind of problem.

Fact is, there is a problem.

It can be summed up like this:

Far too many black Americans, led down the primrose path by so-called "leaders" (I call 'em "bleaters") like Jackson, Sharpton, et al, have bought into a whole series of what are essentially liberal lies:

"You are not in control of your destiny. The white man is, and he will never let you succeed. It doesn't really matter what your character is, how hard you work, etc. You are at the bottom and are destined to stay there."

"Academic achievement is for whites. Black kids who achieve academically aren't really black. They aren't really being true to their race. They're traitors."

"The black path to success is through sports. If you can't be a sports superstar, well, you're out of luck."

"Never mind your behavior. Most of your problems are the white man's fault, and the fault of society."

"Anger is the proper response to being in an economically disadvantaged position."

"Crime is a more viable way for young black men to get something out of life."

"Government is your salvation."

"Black conservatives who succeed did so by becoming house slaves to Whitey."

"Black liberals who succeed did so by being courageous and standing up for blacks."

As long as these self-defeating paradigms permeate black society, it's no wonder blacks are restricted wholesale from making any progress.

Fact is, black Americans can succeed, and have done so from the beginning of our nation -- just not in the numbers one would hope for

So what's the answer? The only thing I can think of is for the light of truth to dawn, one mind at a time. The only way this can effectively happen is through those inside the black community who have awakened from the drugged stupor of liberalism. This places a large responsibility on the shoulders of black conservatives, but it can happen. Public speaking, and writing, are keys.

48 posted on 10/23/2002 8:51:42 AM PDT by john in missouri
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To: john in missouri
Great post John - It's the culture that must change not the skin color.
61 posted on 10/23/2002 10:48:43 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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