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PBS tv commentator and syndicated radio talk-show host Tony Brown has been referred to as an "out-of-the-box philosopher" and, much less delicately, and "equal chance ass kicker." those that try to pigeonhole him accomplish that at their very own peril. This journalist, media commentator, self-help suggest, entrepreneur, public speaker, movie director, and writer is a difficult guy to pin a label on -- and an excellent tougher guy to idiot. In Black Lies, White Lies, Tony Brown does what few high-profile African americans have performed earlier than: He dares to problem the lies of either Black and White leaders, and he dares to inform the reality. He assaults White racism and Black self-victimization with equivalent vehemence. He condemns integration as a disastrous coverage, no longer for simply Blacks yet for the total nation. And he confronts the Black gifted 10th, White liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, demagogues, and racists on either side for his or her self-serving lies, their mess ups, and their loss of imaginative and prescient. yet Tony Brown doesn't easily scale down and burn. He additionally deals farsighted, attainable recommendations to America's difficulties. He presents a blueprint for American renewal bases on his trust that even supposing we won't have come to this kingdom at the comparable send, we're all now within the related boat.

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Sometimes these boycotts are turned into payoffs for elitist members and supporters of a self-imposed Black government that is not accountable to the people it purports to represent; therefore the name: BUM. Although the BUM enjoys media dominance over Black thought, it is a moral and intellectual disability. It is hard to explain in rational terms how a community that has equality as its goal clings to the tradition of a group of unaccountable and dictatorial grandees. The pretext for this oppressive conformity is group solidarity against racism.

The model for this group in terms of educational achievement and wealth was the original Talented Tenth, an upper crust of freeborn or newly freed “coloreds”—most of whom were racially mixed. In the 1920s, they numbered about ten thousand, or one in one thousand of the Black population. B. Du Bois at the beginning of this century. Unfortunately, as a result of their inbred elitism, many in today’s Black leadership confuse affirmative action with a meaningful program for the Black masses. Black elitism has never had much faith in the Black rank and file.

My Prodigal Son logic is that if you strengthen the worst team in the league, you strengthen the overall league. This means that the entire league becomes more competitive, because on any given day or night any team in the league can defeat any other team. A more competitive league increases consumer participation and media attention. The TV networks make more money from the advertisers because more people watch and attend the games, and the team owners increase their earnings; as a result, because the wealth of the league has grown, the players can successfully bargain for larger salaries.

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