Larry Elder is the black conservative people love to hate in Los Angeles, where he hosts a top-rated radio show. In his new book, Stupid Black Men: Among race-conscious liberals, acknowledging racism seems as important as being repulsed by the Holocaust. Elder quotes James Q. Only 8 percent of families who do this are poor; 79 percent of those who fail to do this are poor.
As Elder puts it: For example, shortly before the Duke lacrosse incident, four students from historically black Virginia Union University, two of them football players, were accused of raping a white University of Richmond undergraduate after a party. While the case against the lacrosse players was revealed as a tissue of lies, two of the Virginia Union men were actually convicted, while one pled guilty to lesser charges.
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Yet there were no aggrieved statements about the culture of football and its link to the abuse of women and other social ills. Because the Virginia Union story was about black-on-white crime, the media had as much interest in it as in a PTA meeting in Akron.
Another lesser-known story encapsulates what irks Elder. He let a barrier prevent him from doing that. For West, the Frank Robinson approach would have been to inform Summers of the three academic books he claimed to be writing at the time, and stand firm. The passage of the Civil Rights Act of suddenly left black people responsible for proving themselves before they had had a chance to overcome their internalized sense of inadequacy.
After centuries of marginalization, this should not have been surprising.
There were now two ways for a black person to make his way. He could embrace accountability and work to take advantage of the new opportunities. The damaged black soul settles for doubletalk and elided moral vision in seeking self-affirmation. But Elder also implies that such people are more important to the current racial conversation than they actually are.
Where is the pride in taking another persons' job just because you were born with different skin colors? Where is the pride of getting into college not because of performance, but because of DNA?
Racial profiling is legal and considered just in this country. If you won't question these facts, how can you call yourself a free thinker? Mr Elder lays it on the line. No ifs, ands or buts!!! He blasts those who perpetuate stereotypes and excuses for lack of success.
His message is clear and to the point. If you want to succeed and are willing to try, you CAN do anything.
Very readable and understood, this book can and will change your views on many things and can change your life. Read it with an open mind and think about what is being said. Any race, ethnic background, religion, sex or other factor you think is holding you back from whatever you really want out of life is not going to stop you unless you MAKE it!!!
Any race, ethnic background, religion, sex or other factor you think is holding you back from whatever you really want out of life is not going to stop you unless you MAKE it!!! The format was real suspect--web sources, pull out quotes, not very bookish or smart He can lead all races out of poverty and into reality. Topics Hea lth Care. The Age of Clinton. This book is easy to read and presents many things I had read or heard before. Sattar , Paperback
The book's title is not offensive after you actually pick it up and read it. The name is nothing but a mere attention draw. If you are or no a young African-American like myself pass this book on so we can stop using our color as an excuse for failure or fate. It's played out and Mr. Elder gives specific examples of who we thought were against us are really rooting for us and vice versa. Is racial equality the answer to every question of public policy? Are a huge group of citizens being kept down by "the man"?
Radio host and bestselling author Larry Elder has made a career out of being a thorn-in-the-side of the conventional wisdom crowd. He deflates the pompous and points out the completely logical truths hidden behind the nutty rhetoric and out-of-control pandering of many of the politicians and so-called leaders of a variety of special interest groups.
In Stupid Black Men, he takes on the mind-set that always captures the most media attention--as well as masses of public money--in this country: Whether they are demagogues like Al Sharpton, established politicians like Hillary Clinton, or entertainers like Danny Glover, no one escapes Elder's cogent arguments and rapier wit. His sometimes hilarious and always infuriating examples of wrong-headedness skewer not just politicians for their smugness and hypocrisy, but also actors, educators, religious leaders and the "mainscream media" for keeping the story in the headlines.
But Elder has a positive message, too: Radio host and NYT bestselling author Larry Elder takes on an entrenched group of politicians, entertainment figures, educators and sports heroes who promote a message of racial over-sensitivity that harms more than it helps. But he has a positive message too: Dear Father, Dear Son: Eight Hours by Larry Elder , Hardcover.