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“For some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you're not a thug or an idiot, you're not black enough,” Barkley said. “If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don't break the law, you're not a good black person.”
originally posted by: feldercarb
I can see her daughters growing up to be smart and successful and up being vilified by the under educated portion of black society. If Michelle Obama took up this cause to tell these people that they are hurting their society, then maybe some good can be done.
originally posted by: IntastellaBurst
a reply to: smurfy
No, uneducated is not the same as unintelligent.
However misused or unrealized intelligence, is worse than both.
originally posted by: StarGazer77
What's sad is that now Mr. Barkely will join in a host of other blacks who have dared to speak out against the dysfunction of the black community.
Bill Cosby went through it, even actress Staci Dash has been blasted for daring to be a Conservative.
Prevalent in the black community is the notion of "Group Think". If you are black and do not "toe- the-line", you are likely to be outcasted and attacked from other blacks.
Just yesterday I read where a preacher in Chicago was not only verbally attacked, but robbed and had his church broken into, all because of his public support of a Republican Candidate.
Black pastor attacked