Black People : ..All We Want Is A Black Royal Family..

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    by BAR Managing Editor Bruce A. Dixon

    With record black unemployment, unjust wars and torture continuing, it's time to ask, Can we let a black pharoah go? The historical African American legacy as the most progressive-minded constituency in the U.S. seems to have hit a royalist snag in the Age of Obama. "Four years after declaring himself “Joshua” to Dr. King's Moses, our first black president resembles Pharoah more than anybody else."

    The once expansive horizons of black America's political universe have shrunk and withered. Our class of black political misleaders abandoned long ago the internationalism and Pan-Africanism of Robeson and DuBois. Black America's self-proclaimed best and brightest have traded the “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” refrain of the King era away. For themselves, they reap perceived access to power, or possible contracts or appointments, or just the thrill of basking in reflected glory. For the black masses they offer hollow excuses and the uncritical worship of a black royal family.

    ...In the light of day, four years after declaring himself “Joshua” to Dr. King's Moses, our first black president resembles Pharoah more than anybody else, and like the Egyptians who delighted in his worship, black America, our leaders tell us, should just shut up and be proud that we have a black president and a pretty black family in that big White House...

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