I know you all may know this already or you're probably going through something of this effect in your own lives, but why do many black people feel like you're a sell out if you know how to play the part effectively in this white man's world? If you show up late to work, wearing what you want-how you want, taking loud on a cell phone, and communicating with your superiors in broken English (Ebonics) is it suppose to be acceptable behavior? At the same time when the companies overlook us for promotions, and deny us for that raise, we want to yell racism and threaten to call the NAACP! Are black people really branded with the ghetto this deep? If so, then I believe that our very own culture and way of life (which we as well as people of other ethnic backgrounds passionately embrace) will continue to disconnect us from civilization and consequently we will exile ourselves! Anybody agree, disagree or have their own opinion? To add to the epidemic, the well spoken, hard working black Americans on the rise are almost instantly booted out of the neighborhoods where they grew up. These are the people that W.E. Dubois referred to in his speech "The Talented Tenth" yet instead of being embraced and loved for their will to look at life from a clear and necessary perspective, they are considered sell-outs. I know that each and every one of you has at least one friend that’s like this. If you speak proper English around them, they are offended. How many black children do you know that get called names at school by the other black kids for using proper English, or for dressing neatly? It’s a scary thing to have the whole world against you. It’s a shame that you can’t be about something revolutionary and still be recognized in the black community. It’s sad, but where I’m from Mr. Dope Man is holds more clout than the Great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.