As for white America, perhaps it can stop crying out against “black supremacy,” “black nationalism,” “racism in reverse,” and begin facing reality. The reality is that this nation, from top to bottom, is racist: that racism is not primarily a problem of “human relations” but of an exploitation maintained – either actively or through silence…… Continue reading Stop Crying Out Against “Black Supremacy,” “Black Nationalism,” “Racism in Reverse…”
“So beware not only of Greeks bearing gifts but colored men seeking loans and Northern white liberals!” advised Adam Clayton Powell in the baccalaureate delivered before the graduating class of Howard University Sunday May 29th 1966 following is the complete text of Representative Powell’s address.
I trust that the Negro peoples of the world are now convinced that the work of the Universal Negro Improvement Association is not a visionary one, but very practical, and that it is not so far fetched, but can be realized in a short while if the entire race will only co-operate and work toward the desired end.
If Black people are not what White people said we were, then white America is not what it claims to be. What we have to deal with here therefore is a contradiction at the level of reality. We are engaged in a struggle over meaning, a struggle over truth. And it is my argument here…… Continue reading The Truth of American Society
From “The Miseducation of the Negro” by Carter G. Woodson, founder of “Negro History Week” which has become Black History Month/African American History Month: The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History is projected on the fact that there is nothing in the past of the Negro more shameful than what is found…… Continue reading Memo from Dr. Carter G. Woodson Re: The Miseducation of the Negro