April 03, 2006
Shelby Steele talks about how blacks in America, in general, got to the unpleasant place they are in now and how they have to stand up and take responsibility.
I'm old enough to remember segregation. Where I grew up, whites had no shame about being racist. They used to come up to me and explain that racism and segregation were God's will. And they were perfectly comfortable with it. Today, there's no white person that could do that. Among whites, things have changed. No one wants white supremacists around. Sure, there are some, but America's transformation is just amazing. It's just amazing.
Now it's time for blacks to make a similar transformation, to grow up, and take responsibility for their own future. If they don't do it, they're not going to have prospects that amount to very much. If they do do it, they'll be able to succeed. We've come to a place in our history where the real onus for change is on black Americans.
He also covers other aspects of the issue. I recommend you read it.Posted by USAdave at April 3, 2006 03:53 PM | TrackBack