OK, after the Aunt Jemima thread, I decided to see what would come up. I saw too many pics of Condoleeza when googling Aunt Jemima images, so decided to see what uncle tom would show...
A cop doing his job
Ward Connerly UC regent
Here is the point. It is not racial, but socio-political. You have the Jacksons and Sharptons crying for handouts from the gubment that owes them so much for slavery, but will slam on any black/negro/african American (whichever they prefer to be called at the time) that actually gets off his ass and tries to accomplish something. According to the jacksons and sharptons, Eli Whitney, Charles Drew (the inventor of modern blood banking), the Tuskeegee airmen, George Alcorn
Andrew Jackson Beard
Miriam E. Benjamin
John Albert Burr
George Washington Carver
Benjamin S. Carson
Emmett W. Chappelle
Joseph Hunter Dickinson
Clatonia Joaquin Dorticus
Dr. Charles Richard Drew
Sarah E. Goode
Meredith C. Gourdine
Thomas L. Jennings
Marjorie Stewart Joyner
Percy Lavon Julian
Ernest Everett Just
I could keep going, that is just a partial list of black inventors. What about black sports heroes (real ones, not the football/basketball bums, but the Olympic types) All the great blacks in history worthy of the highest praise would all be called uncle Toms by the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons and Kweze Enfume (sp?) of the country. This disgusts me. My gripe is not with blacks, but with organisations like the rainbow coalition or the black panthers or the NAACP and other organisations that try to turn every issue into a racial issue. I personally believe in getting what you earn, regardless of race, creed color or gender. It offends me that organisations that are supposed to help end discrimination are in themselves so discriminatory.
The Jesse Jackson's and Al Sharpton's have to demonize blacks who succeed because it shows to other blacks that they can also succeed. If blacks realized that the only thing holding them back was themselves then they wouldn't need Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton anymore.
Ahh have a scheme!
Couldn't have said it better myself...
Hit probability: 87%
Jesse Jackson needs to move on.
Powell is not really black, he only played one on bush's cabinet.
My point is not racial. It is the fact that these organizations themselves are racially discriminatory. It is pure hypocrisy and that drives me nuts. I have nothing against blacks, but despise groups like these and their members, just as I despise the klan.
Right on the money.
I listended to a really good program on NPR recently, where an author was talking about the lack of black success, and part of the point that he raised is that the current generation of black "leaders" like Jackson and Sharpton are all about talking, and inventing problems to talk about, as opposed to the real leaders of the Civil Rights movement, who were all about actions, and solutions to problems.
I wish I could remember the name of the book.
ETA: Found it:
John McWhorter: "Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America"
NPR (national propoganda radio) actualy allowed that? You're just not telling us about the spin they must have put on it...