Because Everybody Is Entitled To My Opinion

"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Booker T. Washington's Birthday

chrys over at Pettifog Jots and Tittles reminded me that yesterday was Booker T. Washington's Birthday. But it was Nightfighter at My Right Mind that came up with an incredible quote:
There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
He could very well be describing McKinney, Jackson, Nagin, Sharpton, Bond, or Farrakhan today. Very prescient of the man don't you think? Or maybe leftist race baiters have always been around.

If you want to learn more about Booker T., read Shay's post at Booker Rising What Booker T. Washington's Legacy Means To Me

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