Stop al­low­ing these punks to lead us!

South Florida Times - - OPINION - Al.Cal­loway715@gmail.com

black col­lege cam­puses and among black stu­dents at white dom­i­nated schools, their es­trange­ment from the black di­as­pora as DuBois’ “ta­lented tenth” is so strik­ing that it is ac­tu­ally un­con­scionable! Theirs is that tal­ent that es­capes in­ner cities for subur­bia, but through guilt will hold small an­nual schol­ar­ship af­fairs ben­e­fit­ing pur­chase of books or pro­vid­ing trans­porta­tion for two or three black stu­dents.

How dare these col­lege trained black men and women to punk out, to duck out on their re­spon­si­bil­ity to black peo­ple and, as a re­sult, to the Amer­i­can com­mon weal. You can­not hide; the world can see you and know what you are not do­ing for your own peo­ple while you mas­quer­ade as Greeks, a trou­bling state of mind.You want to be Euro­cen­tric? Fine! Now with that frame of mind, do some­thing pos­i­tive for black peo­ple.

I for one would like to know why this seem­ing amor­phous en­tity called the Con­gres­sional Black Cau­cus ex­ists. What does it do? Is it quasi-se­cret or maybe just quasi-po­lit­i­cal but mostly so­cial? It ap­pears as though a re­elec­tion cache held by Con­gres­sional House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi, is what re­ally con­trols black Demo­cratic con­gressper­sons. So, black elected of­fi­cials ac­tu­ally punk out on many is­sues con­cern­ing blacks if white Democrats want their si­lence.

At the state, county and lo­cal po­lit­i­cal lev­els con­trols are sim­i­lar: down­town in­ter­ests foot campaign bills and thereby ba­si­cally con­trol how black politi­cians re­act to po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic is­sues, in­clud­ing what to say when and how to vote. Most black politi­cians are punks be­cause they are both lazy and scared to or­ga­nize their vot­ing dis­tricts. The vast ma­jor­ity of el­i­gi­ble vot­ers in black dis­tricts don’t vote most of the time, and, ex­cept maybe through a ru­mor, know lit­tle or noth­ing about can­di­dates.

Some def­i­ni­tions of a punk in “The Ox­ford Amer­i­can Dic­tionary” are as fol­lows: “punk – a worth­less per­son or thing . . . an in­ex­pe­ri­enced per­son; a novice.” So black peo­ple have got to stop al­low­ing these punks to lead us! We’ve got to change. What’s hap­pen­ing is not work­ing for our peo­ple.

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