Saturday, April 14, 2007
Drop the Race Card - Washington Post
Joe R. Hicks is a smart man, America should listen.
Distilled down, what I heard, related to the Don Imus and Duke University cases goes like this:
1. Apologies as strategy do not work, forget them.
2. Racial opportunism abounds in our society on all sides, and tricks us.
3. Black people are programmed victims, unable to exploit their hard-won progress.
4. Reverends Jesse and Al are not leaders, but rather distracting self-promoters.
5. Blacks continue looking for government protection, painting themselves as incapable.
6. Double standards abound where, ‘do as I say’ ignores the persuasive ‘do as I do’.
7. Pursuits in the name of ‘racial justice’ deserve scrutiny, for all sides.
8. ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ applies to all, and blacks should not cut corners on this, even when invited by zealous white prosecutors, looking for votes.
9. The outcome of Imus or the Duke players has little or no effect on what is thwarting black progress, and we should stop pretending that it does.
10. It is time that Blacks yank the reigns of their destiny from those exploiters, black and white, who misguide the group’s precious energy to advance.
Words to progress by.
James C. Collier
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