African American History Culture : Interesting Talk with Amiri Baraka (Formerly Leroi Jones)

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    He mentions condi rice's disconnect with the civil rights/liberation struggle.
    Baraka quotes rice as saying, " I was in college and I was learning to play the piano.
    I never thought much about the counter culture" [italics is mine], when asked about
    civil rights movement (26:55). According baraka, rice's dad was opposed to dr. king. He, rice's
    dad lived there were the bomb and killing of the 'four little girls' took place and condi
    went to the same church. Rice was, according to baraka, comes out of that black bourgeois
    faction that apposed dr. king.

    Another apparent disconnect that rice has as her remarks suggest as it relates to the crm:
    "The civil rights movement wasn't really necessary. They let my parents go into
    the stores on the weekend".

    ..."On the weekend".

    That's a bit funny. It would be more funny if it wasn't so
    ridiculous.
     
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