Black People : Black Youth Filling the Leadership Void

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Action,



    Black Youth Filling the Leadership Void



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    Dr. William Small, Jr.



    Over the past several decades in America, Black youth have endured a complicated assault of abuse, criticism and relative political abandonment by Black political, spiritual and even educational leadership. The exploitation and overmagnification of the “hip hop movement,” gang activity and the failures of American public education have all contributed to the development of an image of Black young people that is incomplete, inaccurate and undeserving.

    Sadly, too many Black adults have bought into this image, and in doing so we have excused ourselves for failing to exercise the kind of adult leadership that all of our young people deserve ...


    http://diverseeducation.com/article/79189/


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    Any and all truly balanced overviews can help move us forward again...
     
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    More forthcoming...

    It's a long article!

    fyi
     
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    Again the article denies other folk such as us were or are trying at all!

    Instead it's also because of the efforts of unsung elder black activists and local grassroots organizations today's younger generations got our point and points too...

    Now let's find out who among today's younger generations is truly listening and learning from us as well ...

    Yes those recent black student protests are the hoped for beginning of an all new movement etc...

    But I prefer to find out where it leads to next...

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    Simply put it's just one man's opinion and don't agree with it...

    fyi
     
  6. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    True.

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    By far, his best point is below, which speaks to us not working within a Black framework. We tend to depend on the system to correct itself:


    5. Sadly, it appears to me that none of our major Black leaders or major Black organizations can seem to marshal an initiative or transformative agenda for the empowerment of Black people that does not require the blessings, resources and political approval of people outside our community.


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    Good afternoon and I'm able as well as willing to continue our discussions etc.

    Please do be both forgiving and patient in the meanwhile...

    Thanks again!

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