Quote of the day

4 April 2012

“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.”

“I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”

~~Booker T. Washington
My Larger Education, Being Chapters from My Experience(1911)
“…Educator, author, orator, advisor to Republican presidents, and black political leader…”

H/T Kevin Jackson, The Blacksphere on Facebook.

CAJ note5 April is the 156th anniversary of Booker T. Washington’s birth.

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