Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Booker T. Washington on race hustlers

B. T. Washington
The media is filled with misinformed and outright false stories intended to inflame passions in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict.  As this goes on, an observation from Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) is quite timely:
"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well." —Booker T. Washington
Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Barack Obama: they are all part of one long sad tradition.

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