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Username: Carey

Post Number: 1719
Registered: 05-2004

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Posted on Friday, February 27, 2009 - 07:42 pm:   


You did well my son. I have to give it to you, when your number is called you come to the plate taking a full swing.

Your debate is strong and I can not argue against many of your point. In fact I am going to ride with you. When I think about them two men riding together I think of Malcolm and Dr. King. Although Dr.Kings message is the championed one, it was Malcolms presence and those like him that really made the earth move. You are correct, they would have been a formidable foe.

I like what you said about Garvey's ability to inspire and motivate the mases. It's my belief that that skill alone is what moved many to vote for Obama. Not that he didn't bring many to the table on issues alone. His speaking skills were the belly of the beast. If there's any doubt about that suggestion/opinion, just put his words in the mouth of any other man of today and see if they still ring true. Also, his words ringed with passion and truth. I believe Garvey had this same quality.

I have to say that you did come back and adjust your position on DuBois. There's also some truth in the opinion that his Talent Tenth concept had hints of elitism, I wouldn't say it reeked of it. I was largely ignorant of the whole concept. I found myself with my finger up my but when discussions moved in that direction. Ultimately I had to find out for myself what it was really all about. I would suggest that anyone who has simply "heard" about the theory to check it out and see for themselves. Hey, sometimes you gotta get down and dirty to fight some things as powerful as ignorance and racial injustice.

I don't think I took Thump to school, I met him in the hallway. He's an underclassman but he's cool with me :-).

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