However unpalatable it might be to our sense of racial pride, we as black people need to read the dead white men with alacrity. If nothing else, the canon will help us understand why, even to this day, the annals of human history are callously besmirched with the blood of so many dead black men. As the African-American scholar Dr. Molefi Kete Asante has said, “It is not enough to know. One must act to humanise the world.”
It is more clear every day that there is no assuaging this poisonous snake we have harbored to our bosom. No possibility they will grasp it is NOT the words of the “Dead White Men” that ENSLAVED them, but that FREED them and ALL peoples of the West from the prospect of Feudalism and chattel slavery.
How much can you reach out to a group that is OPENLY intransigent and tells you every day there can in fact be no peace? What is it they want? Do they want us to hand over the US to them and leave? Just once I would like a black person to tell me what would satisfy them–what would finally bring it all to an end. You’ll never hear it though–because they don’t want it to end, they need to nurse their grievances forever in order to extort racial spoils from a White populace that will feel increasingly alienated from the Black experience of oppression. Does anyone think the generation who’s first presidential vote was cast for OBAMA is going to feel guilty about Blacks? Even WORSE for them will be the coming Hispanic power. Hispanics don’t have one iota of guilt for the Black experience and will devote their tenure in power to bending the racial spoils system to their benefit, leaving the now marginalized and uncared about Blacks out in the cold. Hopefully I won’t be watching it from Hong Kong.