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Which Ideology Can Lead Black Americans to Happiness and Wealth?

It's Michael Eric Dyson's victimology vs. Bill Cosby's Americanism in this excerpt from pages 163-172 of Bruce Bawer's The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind.
April 26, 2013 - 7:00 am
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Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson appearing on MSNBC to equate the significance of the Boston bombers’ religion with their musical tastes:

While some black studies professors are busy indoctrinating students in strident anticapitalism and racial supremacism, and other inhabitants of the Ebony Tower are preaching only some­what less extreme versions of the same ideology, a very different message about race has been resonating with ordinary, hard­ working black Americans. In recent years, the comedian and ac­tor Bill Cosby has been speaking to audiences in black churches and other community centers, lamenting the prevalence among black Americans of unwed teenage mothers and absentee fathers, violent and misogynistic gangsta rap, and black ­on ­black crime. He has been calling on young black people to reject these self­ destructive social pathologies and to embrace traditional Ameri­can values of self ­respect and personal responsibility.

In an Atlantic article about Cosby’s crusade, Ta­Nehisi Coates maintains that Cosby’s call for “hard work and moral reform” rather than “protests and government intervention” res­onates with “conservative black Americans who are convinced that integration, and to some extent the entire liberal dream, robbed them of their natural defenses.” Coates points out that in 2004, the New York Times found that black parents in Lou­isville, Kentucky, the site of a historic battle over school deseg­regation in 1975–76, were now “more interested in educational progress than in racial parity.” Coates also cites a survey showing that 71 percent of American blacks consider rap “a bad influ­ence.” Coates quotes lines from one of Cosby’s speeches in which the comedian assails some black Americans’ uninformed image of themselves as Africans: “We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans. They don’t know a damn thing about Africa— with names like Shaniqua, Shaliqua, Mohammed, and all that crap, and all of them are in jail.”

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What can help????....how about White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Work Ethic....Hmmm???
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I hate it when people excuse our bad schools by defending ebonics. Demanding that our schools provide everyone with an opportunity to master professional language is not the same as trying to snuff out black culture, it is the "soft bigotry of low expectations." There are plenty of words and phrases I use at home, but would never use in an official document or professional setting.
1 year ago
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How long is The Atlantic going to employ a racial bigot like Coates?
1 year ago
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Which Ideology Can Lead Black Americans to Happiness and Wealth? That's easy. Race doesn't matter, so just use the same ideology that makes anybody happy and wealthy. Ask a rich person how he or she did it.
1 year ago
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Michael Eric Dyson has to reject what Bill Cosby says:
First, his entire career is built on stoking feelings of resentment and victimhood; without that he has no career and America has no use for him.
Second, he will lose his pop star status, because a culture that has no use for his hucksterism is a culture that will recognize him as at best a second-rate mind.
Third, and perhaps most important, he cares less about helping blacks than hating whites.
1 year ago
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Socialist Racial Supremacists AKA Nazis
1 year ago
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Honestly, after the disaster they helped foist on all of us, I don't give a rat's a** if any of them find happiness and wealth. I'm sick of them all, with their whining and strutting and gangsta this and gangsta that. All I feel now for them is anger.
1 year ago
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White girl bleed alot

http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/
1 year ago
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Abortion on demand; Black genocide. Are they aware of that????????????
1 year ago
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wow, there so much to here to get you pissed off about. Guys like Dyson, Sharpton, Jackson and their ilk need to be ignored. People like Sowell, Carson, Williams, Elder need to be listen to more and more. Kvetchers with no solution keep their own people down while their wallets stay thick.
1 year ago
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Why do guys like Dyson disparage people like Cosby, or Alan West, who simply go about the business of being decent and hard-working, and being rewarded with deserved success, rather than use race as a crutch. If baggy pants and Ebonics are such a golden path to success, why blame others for the failure? Grow up. Be a man.
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