Quotable Moments in Time…

“There is a class of colored 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.”  ~Booker T. Washington

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One thought on “Quotable Moments in Time…

  1. MK Murphy says:

    You have to wonder about the motivations of many of the leaders to which Mr. Washington was referring. If he saw this in the 1890s, why can’t many people recognize it today? It tends to show that “Political Correctness” simply clouds over the truth and is wrong!

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