Black Protest Has Lost Its Power; Wall Street Journal

Racism is endemic to the human condition, just as stupidity is. We will always have to be on guard against it. But now it is recognized as a scourge, as the crowning immorality of our age and our history. — Shelby Steele in the Wall Street Journal

As I’ve written before, author Shelby Steele believes that the United States government did what it could to combat racism in the 1960’s. The rest is pretty much up to you and me. Continuing to blame government and systemic white supremacy harms, rather than helps, African-Americans.

In this Wall Street Journal opinion article, Steele suggests that black protest, a useful tool in the past, may have lost its effectiveness as, possibly, whites have found the courage to judge African-Americans fairly by universal standards. — MHP

Read the article here: Black Protest Has Lost Its Power

One comment

  1. Perhaps it could be taken as a general rule that protests, however passionately expressed, that do not have a specific, concrete, measurable and attainable goal in mind are signs of a movement that has run its course. “We want the end of legal school segregation,” is a concrete, measurable and attainable goal, as was “We want the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.”

    What is the concrete, measurable and attainable goal of the NFL kneelers? What, for that matter, is the concrete, measurable and attainable goal of the pink-hat Women’s March?

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