Too late? Hardly! On the contrary, when the forest is entirely full of dead wood, that is the time for a fire to begin.
For an entire generation, we've had the same tired bleatership running the same tired show, with the same tired non-results. The NAACP has been reduced to shadow-boxing a flag from 150 years ago. That's supposed to be "advancement of colored people?!"
All we need is a leader. One who can articulate conservatism to black people. Not Alan Keyes. He can't do it. Probably not Jesse Lee Peterson. He's headed in the right direction, but I think he's gotten a bit too stuck in a reaction mode to Jackson. Perhaps someone who interns under Peterson and then goes on to do his own thing. Someone with genuine character and communication.
A leader is all we're waiting for. He (or possibly she) may even be growing up, right here on this very board, even as we speak.
It goes back further than a generation.
The defining point was near the turn of the century when Booker T. Washington was turned out in favor of W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey.
That they were communists is the important point....not that they were black.
BTW...your post #48 was super.