New Op-ed: Blacks Have a Choice to Be, or Not Be a 'Victim'

You can see my weekly piece up at Fox News here:

How much of a victim do some blacks have to be to actually believe that the U.S. government invented AIDS and supplies dangerous drugs to blacks with the intent of killing them?

To say that the persecution of blacks by whites in the U.S. today corresponds to the white Europeans (Romans) who killed Jesus (said to be black, not Semitic)?

These dispirited views are obviously disappointing, but how can large numbers of people believe these things? What is the impact of the feelings that others are out to get them on people’s desire to improve themselves?

In a truly courageous act, Larry Elder's book "Stupid Black Men" rips into the festering sore of what passes as discussions these days about race. Elder confronts the "I-am-a-victim" attitude that corrupts people's sense of self-confidence and causes them to interpret the everyday difficulties people face in life through a prism of racial animosity. . . .



Blogger BlogMaster said...

Victims, victims everywhere! This is not directly on topic, but I just read about the "National Day of Silence" that thousands of schools plan to hold on April 25. It's described as a day to bring attention to "anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools" (dayofsilence.org). Of course LGBT students shouldn't be harassed any more than others. But many so-called straight kids are called names by their peers every day - names like "nerd", "geek", "four eyes", "fatso", "pizza face", or (insert derogatory victim name here). Will they get a special day to recognize their victimhood? The "Day of Silence" is about as biased and political as it gets, and my kids are staying home if their schools do it. I'll spend the day teaching them that they are only ongoing victims if they choose to be.

3/25/2008 12:58 PM  

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