One of my mentors told this to me when I asked the questions of why are my people in such bad shape compared to the white race. A man has two sons. His first born son was the apple of his eye. His second born son was the cause of the mother's death. Because of this the father hated the second born son and could not stand to look at him. He made the second born son live in the barn and treated him worst than the animals. He refused to educate him or acknowledge him. He felt like the rest of the world hated theson as much as he edid and he refused to let the son leave the farm. On the other hand, the father did everything he could for the first born son. He gave him the best of everything, including education. After the first born son graduated from college the father realized that he was wrong for blaming the second born son for the death of the mother. He told both of sons to go out into the world and forge their own paths in life. Which son will prosper? Black people are seen as the second son and white people are seen as the first son. How does everyone view this? Do you see this comparison as a kind of excuse?