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Sunday, April 1, 2007

'Black enough'? Enough's enough

"How do you pass the black-enough test, anyway? Must your hair be kinky enough to dull a razor? Is eating black-eyed peas and greens on New Year's Day required? Can you get by with only SPF 15 without burning?

"Sounds ridiculous, but Obama isn't the only one being forced to validate his black card. Eagles quarterback McNabb, often criticized for not being street-tough enough, and mayoral candidate Michael Nutter, tagged as "Watermelon Man" by political wannabe T. Milton Street Sr., are vexed by the same image problem. That somehow acceptance by whites makes them suspect to blacks."

Go to http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20070330_Annette_John-Hall___Black_enough__Enoughs_enough.html

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Booker T. Washington said:

"There is another 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 of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs....There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."

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