7/17/2008

Booker T. Washington Predicting Jesse Jackson


"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs."--Booker T. Washington, 1911

17 comments:

The Merry Widow said...

Booker T. Washington, a genius and a very wise man.
He wanted to know everything about Creation, may he now be enjoying that joy!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw
Another class act!

Z said...

Pops, this is AMAZING... he couldn't define Jesse Jackson any better than this!
Al Sharpton, too. Simply incredible to read this; what a clairvoyant HE was...
I'm going to link this on my article about the N word.

thanks

topher1kenobe said...

Man, that's good stuff.

mystic minstrel said...

wow, babe. this was an amazing post! i can't believe that we have learned so little since 1911. who knew? i guess you.

Papa Frank said...

Although I would love to take credit for knowing the view and words of such a great man as presented here, but I heard the quote from Brooke awhile ago and thought this was a perfect circumstance to illustrate the truth of it to others. Props to ya Brooke!

EDGE said...

Went to his birth place in Virginia. Very interesting fella! It's a shame when you talk to a kid about Booker T they think of the guy WWE.

nanc said...

how prophetic - he knew. we all know. it's the elephant in the room.

The Hermit said...

That's a good quote and true to the point of being painful. You did us all a favor by posting it here. Brooke comes up with some good stuff and I've used things she found before, like you I'm careful to credit her.

Jan said...

Papa Frank..the man must have been a true prophet.

Brooke said...

B.T. Washington nailed Jackson from the very grave, didn't he?

Chuck said...

Wow. Mystic Minstrel is right, 100 years later and we're still stuck on stupid with the Rev JJ and Sharpton.

John said...

Wow.

Z said...

I shared the Washington quote with email friends and linked your site, too...I got this from one from a very bright guy in AZ and thought you should see it!: "That is an interesting website. Loved the "White Rose" tribute to his wife"

You do good work!

Papa Frank said...

Thanks Z. It means a lot coming from you the blog goddess!

cube said...

That describes the Jesse Jackass mold to a tee. Too bad more blacks can't be as wise as BTW.

Z said...

Pops...that's growing on me, TRUST me! (AS IF!..aren't there GREAT lady bloggers? Somebody, I hope to really join their ranks...meanwhile, thanks for the ego boost!)
I'm getting emails now to BLOG GODDESS from friends who saw your remark, too! SO cute..thanks!!

Eitan said...

When I was living in Israel I once came here to visit. On the way from Chicago to LA, non other than good ol Jew-hating Jesse sat in 1st class. I was going to say something, but he would have sued me and that's my Jesse moment.