BAR On Black Misleadership

In the real world that does exist, we now have more than 10,000 black elected officials, from small town mayors and sheriffs up to forty-some reps in Congress and the president. Still, black unemployment, black incarceration rates, foreclosures on black homeowners and the gap between black and white family wealth are at or near all time highs, with not a one of these key indicators moving rapidly in any good direction…

http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/does-black-political-class-actually-protect-or-defend-black-people-if-not-what-do-they-do 

James Baldwin observed this reality (the emergence of black misleadership) many rains ago: 

…It is a concession masking the face of power, which remains White.  The presence of these beleaguered Black men-some of whom, after all, putting it brutally, may or may not be for sale-threatens the power of the Republic far less than would their absence…

 -James Badwin in The Evidence of Things Not Seen, 1985

 

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