Shelby Steele sums up the racial grievance industry

by CynthiaYockey on July 17, 2010

This popped up in my Facebook feed from Karen Kelly. Steele provides the perfect description of the motivations of the NAACP and its fellow travelers and useful idiots in the racial grievance industry. What they have done to feed their own greed and lust for power is enslave blacks to racial grievances instead of creating and supporting programs like the one run by Geoffrey Canada to mentor and inspire black children to succeed in school and finish college. The result has been a holocaust of black talent since the advent of the Great Society welfare programs. This destruction of human potential must stop now — the race card has expired.

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Peter July 18, 2010 at 4:23 am

What has been done to black Americans (and other Americans) is nothing less than tragic. I’ve seen the destruction of the black community, if Bull Connor had stayed up all night trying he couldn’t do the damage that the Great Society and other leftist things have done.

It was as late as the beginning of the FDR Administration that the black out-of-wedlock birthrate was quite a bit lower than the white OOW birthrate. It’s enough to make one want to cry.

CynthiaYockey July 18, 2010 at 5:59 am


Shelby Steele actually frames both the problem and the solution — as much as possible, we need to inspire people to make the most of themselves. That is a much more compelling message than saying you don’t want your wealth re-distributed, yet it achieves that goal by getting people to create success, wealth and progress in their own lives rather than believing these things must be taken from others.


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