Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
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While I have strong criticism of leftist black leaders who attack racism (whether real or not) as a reason to live, I do demand equal and fair treatment for everyone–so that would include Blacks. I resist, ridicule, and reject any special treatment for any group, but since this is Black History Month, I want to praise my boyhood hero, Booker T. Washington–a fellow West Virginian who rose from slavery to scholarship, from poverty to prosperity, and from intentional humility to international honor.
Washington commented on the race baiters long before race baiting was so profitable. He wrote, “There is a class of colored 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…
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