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They Never Forgot The 1960s

What do we want for our people and children?

Editor’s note: The following excerpts are taken from the address delivered March 10 by Minister Farrakhan to keynote the forum, “The Challenges We Face,” during the four-day National Black People’s Unity Convention in Gary, Indiana, which was themed “Policies for Empowerment: The Struggle for a New Economic Order.”]

The Evolution of the Sellout in Black America

The Corporatization Of African American Leaders = Sellouts !

The Mayor of Gary Indiana Karen Freeman Wilson has spat a giant loogie on the Public Trust Doctrine when it comes to protecting the rights of the people to utilize Lake Michigan in Gary Indiana.

Back in the 1980s, the term “sellout” applied to someone who was all too quick to give up his blackness in exchange for a seat at the white man’s table.  It could also relate to someone willing to do nearly anything to earn a buck.

The "Sellout" Karen Freeman Wilson Mayor Of Gary Indiana | Harvard Magazine Nov-Dec 2007

Review:

"Accusations of ‘selling out’ — of betraying or neglecting the interests of blacks to curry favor with whites — are among the most damaging that African-Americans level at each other, according to Harvard law professor Kennedy. Called a sellout himself after his book Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word appeared, Kennedy here explores the charge’s potency. He recounts the centuries-long history of sellout rhetoric — sometimes rooted in real betrayals by blacks who echoed white supremacist ideology or informed on slave rebellions or civil rights organizations — and examines its role both in uniting the black community against racism and in stifling debate within the community. A long chapter analyzes conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whom Kennedy acquits of sellout charges, and a fascinating discussion of racial categories and ‘White Negroes’ — blacks who pass as white — shows how murky the concept of racial loyalty is. Kennedy finds sellout rhetoric to be overblown — often aimed at blacks guilty only of success — but won’t entirely repudiate it. African-Americans should ‘be subject to having citizenship in Black America revoked’ if they repudiate ‘even a minimal communal allegiance’ (although Kennedy is hard-pressed to think of plausible instances where this might apply). His is a lively, thoughtful, provocative commentary on a centerpiece of black identity politics.” Publishers Weekly

Review:

"In a 1963 speech Malcolm X distilled black America’s long history of social and political struggle into two simple yet enduring composites: House Negroes and Field Negroes. Field Negroes bore the brunt of racial oppression from antebellum slavery to the civil rights era’s high tide, while House Negroes craved white approval, shared secrets with racial oppressors and generally aided and abetted whiteWashington Post Book Review

Residents in area where officer was slain report crime on the rise - Post-Tribune

Harris said he’s frustrated with public officials, from the mayor to precinct committeemen to county prosecutors and judges in not doing more to provide jobs and deter crime.

The men cant go fishing nor can they afford to go to Marquette Park for any social functions. The ruthless clique of tyrannical squanderers running Gary Indiana have created this awful awful mess in the name of civil rights.

Thursday July 10th 2014 Thousands Attend Gary Indiana Jobs Fair. Who said the people will not work. The Country needs immigration reform until unemployment goes down in urban centers / inner cities.  To think these people cant go fishing in Lake Michigan in Gary Indiana and they are down on their luck. There were many medical emergencies people falling out in line.

The Myth of America’s Golden Age