Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Great Black Man

Actually, two black culture articles of interest today. "Proud To Be Stupid?" is a rebuke against the recent silliness in Dallas, Texas - construing the use of the astronomical term "black hole" as some sort of racial slur.

Second, and more uplifting, is a brief tribute of sorts to Frederick Douglass, a former slave who freed his mind and his body from slavery -- without self-pity, without race-baiting, without any of the counter-productive (at best) and downright destructive tactics used by too many of the black leaders today. Mr. Douglass was A Great Black Man and it's a shame that more of us aren't familiar with his wisdom. Visit the site and remedy that.

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