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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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