"Sure, Iraq is important but, you seem concerned about events closer to home."
Talking race with whites can feel like conversing with a child:
Look at blacks who came to the US from the Caribbean. They came to the Caribbean as slaves much the same as those who came to the US,....
Colin Powell (Jamaican parents), Eric Holder (Barbadan ancestry) are two who come to mind,...
Yet they succeeded pretty well.
Were Colin Powell and Eric Holder separated from the Civil Rights Movement?
Of course, if whites read more than that one line from MLK's "Dream" speech, they'd already understand how a few blacks succeed in a racist environment while others don't. From Amiri Baraka's 1962 essay “Tokenism: 300 Years for Five Cents”:
“There are almost 20,000,000 Negroes in the United States. One of these 20 million has been given a two-dollar raise and promoted to a clerical job that my two-year-old daughter could probably work out without too much trouble. And we are told that this act is symbolic of the ‘gigantic strides the Negro has taken since slavery…."
It's not over simply because laws were made to stop whites from saying "Nigger" in public.
At this rate, considering white's ignorance, it's going to be a long time before they understand where this movement is going,…
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