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Re: "Black Conservative Elizabeth Wright Takes On The Carlos Slim Times" by Nicholas Stix
Elizabeth Wright doesn`t get anywhere near the credit or publicity she deserves. The New York Times just reviewed a book about Booker T. Washington and completely ignored Wright`s extensive scholarship. [UP FROM HISTORY: The Life of Booker T. Washington] Wright is the living heir of Washington`s ideology. She`s pretty much the only voice (that I know of) advocating for his side and against the W.E.B. Dubois view.
I thought of Wright and Washington when I heard about the Obama speech in Fort Myers, where a black lady asked Obama for a new car and a new kitchen. That`s the wages of Dubois-ism right there.
The cultural and ideological descendants of Booker T. Washington would cringe at such a shameful display, and probably would buy the lady a kitchen and a car just to shut her up.
Back in 1909, Dubois most likely seemed like the "tough guy", but 100 years on, the ideological descendants of Washington (and there are a few) have their dignity and independence; Dubois`s children are begging Big Man Obama for a new car.
Who`s the real "tough guy" now?