Hello, my name is Claude Warrington. I am a junior here at VCU studying Information Systems.Here is an excerpt from Race Matters by Cornel West. A book I am currently reading at this moment. "my aim is not to provide excuses for black behavior or to abslove blacks of personal responsibility. But when new black conservatives accent black behavior and responsibility in such a way that the cultural realities of black people are ignored they are playing a deceptive and dangerous intellectual game."
"In these downbeat times we need as much hope and courage as we do vision and analysis; we must accent the best of each other even as we point out the vicous effects of our racial divide and perncious consequences of our maldistribution of wealth and power. We simply cannot enter the twenty- first century at each other's throats, even as we acknowledge the weighty forces of racism, patriarchy, economic inequality, homophobia, and ecological abuse on our necks.
"Without the precense of black people in America, European-Americans would not be "white"--they would be Irish, Italian, Poles, Welsh, and other engaged in class,ethnic, and gender struggles over resources and identity, p.107-108""
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