Linguist, lexicographer, writer, editor, broadcaster

Excited to live in times of progress for the race, but the odd man out

“Some black leaders mouth the ideology of victimhood for political advantage: ‘Confrontation works,’ as Al Sharpton has calculatingly observed. But most rank-and-file exponents of the ‘racism forever’ worldview really mean it. Their conviction rests on seven articles of faith, carefully passed from person to person at all levels of the black community. These beliefs, rather than what remains of racism itself, are the biggest obstacle to further black progress in today

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Grant Barrett