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Old Yesterday, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by silverkris View Post

The problem or paradox was that Washington's mantra of black self-improvement (in the context of a very limited level of participation in society that was allowed to black people at the time) - was actually met with white hostility to black self-determination and indepedence.

Such as destroying relatively well off black communities in Rosewood, Florida, and Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1920s.
This is what I see. When Booker T. Washington said "we can be as separate as the fingers and one as the hand", this made many southern Whites at the time very happy. He didn't buck against the Jim Crow climate. He accepted it. People were okay with it, until Black people started becoming having self-determination and independence. Separate but equal was never meant to be equal. It was meant to keep Blacks in a position of subservience. It was to keep Blacks from becoming competitive. Blacks being competitive was considered a threat at the time.

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Originally Posted by Indentured Servant View Post
Are you black? If not...you have no skin in the game.
Anyone who has black neighbors, coworkers, friends or family members has skin in the game. Heck anyone who has black countrymen has skin in the game, and that would include all Americans. We all have skin in the game.
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