I agree with what you're saying and I agree with what the columnist is saying, at least some parts. From reading some of the threads here, I think I'm an older person here, so my perspective is different. The thing is that we have got to go along to get along UNTIL we can get our own. What other choice do we have at this point? We have to be be smarter and more strategic than we're acting like we are. It's important though not to lose who we are in the process. Our ancestors worked for white people, bowed down to white people but they didn't lose who they were in the process. It's only been in the last few decades that Black people have lost their identity. I know it's not completely their faults, but the Blacks who don't try to assimilate and OVERCOME are the real sellouts because they have sold out what our ancestors suffered and died for. Our ancestors did not make those life and death sacrifices for Blacks to make a conscious decision to stay at the bottom and go to jail. When Blacks make a conscious decision to not care about getting good grades, not speak the best English they can, not get married, not behave well, not save money and so on, it makes me grieve for my ancestors. I don't know about anybody else, but that's how I feel.