A Couple More Opinions On Ferguson

Posted: December 5, 2014 by ShortTimer in Culture
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Johnathan Gentry, the guy who did the first video, has been saying things along these lines for quite a while.  It’s worth it to show that despite what the news says, with left news saying there is no problem and that it’s all white people’s fault (or Uncle Toms’ faults) and with some right-leaning news often asking why no one is speaking out – that there are voices from the black community calling for the black community to work out its own problems.

Booker T. Washington was also saying something that goes parallel to this 100 years ago, in a quote that’s being circulated quite a bit these days:

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Because of that, there are many people from both outside and inside the black community who won’t listen to voices within the community saying “no, we have to deal with this ourselves”.

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