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Post Number: 1725
|Posted on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 01:48 pm: |
Yes Thump, it is what it is!
I am going to give the floor to Kitty. I am going to pass the remainder of my time with you to her. BUT .....
But I will be back because of what you said. You said that you missed "this type of debate where we had to back up our views. I try to listen to opinions to see if they are support by facts.
You wrote: "It's not so much that we, African-Americans, can not reconcile our "black" side and our American side. We are not composed of two halves of two different pies: one half apple, the other half peach. We are Americans, period. Second, the tone Du Bois uses irks the hell out of me. He is trying to appeal to the intelligent side of white folks to plead his case. But Du Bois could not apply the basis of his argument that black folks are just as good as you despite the hair and the skin color and lack of social graces; he employed that same racism against his own people due to skin hue and personal presentation".
Where is the facts in those words???
You also Wrote: "Remember, it was the NAACP that raked Hattie McDaniel over the coals for being the first AA to win an Oscar because she won it playing a slave/maid. Black folks doing all that "a-singing and a-dancing" and not striving for culture".
Again, what are you saying? And, did "he" actually rake "Hattie McDaniel" over the coals?
We all know that he was deep into the NAACP, a very strong and influential organization. However, I am waiting for you to support your statements via direct quotes from him! Moreso, was the NAACP attacking Ms. McDaniel or the role? You do know that he had struggles with with Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey and the NAACP...sure you do. I can assume that you are also aware that their difference are documented in letters and words from their own mouths - hundreds. I will not raise my eyebrow on you but ...am just saying, look around and see what battle ground you are standing on. I believe your ammunition might run dry.
The ego is a mean thang. It sometimes gets in the way of right. Who likes being made to feel that they are wrong.