Booker T. Washington on Black Victimhood

Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington

In response to the not guilty verdict handed down in the Zimmerman case once again we see the parade of professional black victimologists making the rounds on the talk shows.

For the occasional good done by people like Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and hundreds of others the harm and ill that they perpetuate on black Americans through their greed is unconscionable.

This is a great article from two years past that addresses this subject directly…

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Booker T. Washington on Black Victimhood

October 24th, 2011 | by Gary DeMar for American Vision

http://americanvision.org/5276/booker-t-washington-on-black-victimhood/

A number of black “leaders” (e.g., Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton) have made their living by promoting black victimhood and white guilt. Jesse Jackson has been shaking down corporations with the scam for decades.  Booker T. Washington (1865–1915) warned of such people within the black community in his 1911 book My Larger Education. He described them as “problem profiteers”:

“There is another class of coloured 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.” (p. 118)

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Booker T. Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was a dominant leader in the US African-American community.

It’s a short article.  Please take the time to read it.

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