Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Audacity of Rhetoric

Sage words from Thomas Sowell. Last two paragraphs reprinted below, and read in entirety here. I can add nothing of value... Sowell has said it all, and magnificently.

While many whites may be annoyed by Jeremiah Wright's words, a year from now most of them will probably have forgotten about him. But many blacks who absorb his toxic message can still be paying for it, big-time, for decades to come.

Why should young blacks be expected to work to meet educational standards, or even behavioral standards, if they believe the message that all their problems are caused by whites, that the deck is stacked against them? That is ultimately a message of hopelessness, however much audacity it may have.

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