Stop allowing these punks to lead us!
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.