Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

JIM CROW.CHAPTR 10.OPRAH"S FAVOURITE

A week of holiday from teaching profession Joe held up his grim and spent most of his time at the library.His boy too was back at home and began debates in earnest.'Some of your books Dad did gather dust over the years.i've heard to clean it up and opened them up again.I had a conversation at the college in which my fellow collegiates debated black Freedom in general,narrated their old men stories.I was determined to dig up books again'.'Look at books on the eastern shelf,i divided them into four categories.Abolitionists,Black segregationists,then first generation and second generation reconstructionists and to read black orientation otherwise is to do a disservice to the crusade of black freedom.We have treated the abolitionists as pioneered by white people including their clergy as continuation of reformation that was begun in England.Now look at the 120 books.The Autobiography of malcolm x by malcolm x and alex haley;Their eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston;The Colour Purple by Alice Walke The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison;The Souls Of Black Folk by W.E.B Du Bois;Beloved(Trilogy)by Toni Morrison;For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide\When The Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange;See this one too Native Son by Peter francis,Richard Wright;A Raising In the Sun by Lorraine Hansbery and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and look at that.....''oh you ve got 'i know why the caged bird sings by maya''of course why wont i?''Angelou's Book certainly one of Oprah's favourite books''Is she that poetic?Otherwise ought to have written poetry book?''avid readership.You have her top 20 favourites.Rectitatif:A Story BY Toni Morrison''short story by nobel laureate talks about Twyla and Roberta dumped into a runnaway home and orphan girls for four months.Twyla tells how the mother danced all night and Roberta was sick.People regarded as hapless pawns at bottom of social pecking order at St.Bonaventure just a little above Margie disabled kitchen aide.In the review by oprah daily's writers and book reviewers y Hamilton Cain Joshunda Sanders,Mackenzie Jean Philippe''So Dad you havent read it yourself why relying on other people's reviews?Common on!''yes i have but in their articles that sparked my interest in dusting books entitled:21 best black books by black authors you should read in your lifetime'.i loved they way they did the review including some of Oprah's favourites.In the review of Morrison's book,they noted:'But the literary queen has a gambit up her sleeve:one girl is white and the other Black and Morrison jumbles their racial identity through a series of moves that undermine historical hierarchies and simple binaries.When the girls reunite as women they seek out the truth about what exactly went down so many years earlier.''Go back and read properly Dad.Oprah's favourites Dubois'.'The love songs of W.E.B Dubois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers.this debut novel through the visage of Ailey Pearl Garfield tells the story of black history and indigenous people in the south.A narrative of small Georgian town with heartrending story of black american struggle striving to earn freedom and dignity.Sister Outsider by Audre Lordre a collection of 15 essays and speeches by author and famed activist.We ve mentionee Zora Neale and my fantastic Go Tell It On The Mountain''Oh my god James Baldwin the college don said is the best black writer since Booker T Washington''Exactly the gay guy is also the main motivator of Toni Morrison first black american nobel''jesus you mean Gay?Any evidence.They dont speak ill of the dead.Move on Dad.You...''Wait a minute.the first book by Baldwin talks a teen story growing up in the harlem of 1930s.The semi-autobiographical story is a black struggle toward self identity of a minister's stepson.Has any black writer ever won national book award for fiction as the invisible man did in 1953?''That is quite massive.'The Warmth Of Other Suns:The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.Wilkerson too won 2010 Pulitzer prize.This certainly a defining moment in american history We blacks jettisoned Booker T Washington's black segregationist ideology of egalitarianism,communalism and community selfhelp in favour of Intergrationist capitalist ideology of W.E.B. Dubois to migrate to the north and a crave for faster life and we paid dearly for it''6m.blacks migrated just like that deceived by NAACP.''I think it s quite insolent for blacks to deny indolence as reason for the great migration.''Dad we should look at it in another perspective,moving jim crow south into northern and western cities they succeeded in building succesful business and enhanced by liberal racism.'ohm'so much jim crows to talk about.look at this item.The 1619:A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah Jones'It is a definitive account of black resistance and racism and the impact it made on american history.More than 20enslaved africans reached new world over 400years ago.Did they tell us the first black settlers in america the true origin of the Olmecs?''Olmecs what?you mean black first settled in new world not vikings?' We have known 'audacity of hope and dream from my father'to Becoming by Michelle Obama''Dad,i saw this book in your bedroom just came back from college:South to America:A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry.''Oh that gift for 50th birthday.A fellow don was impressed by the book club we founded at Tuskegee and responded with this collection''Tuskegee has given you identity wont you tell the world this unique story and when?'My boy first thing first?''and what is that if i may ask''understand these books first that is how to tell your Tuskegee''hmmm...'Were i to tell my story,i will the United states to be if the 3rd generation black reconstructionists that should emerge after exit of obama presidency fail to intergrate blacks into mainstream america!'he dropped the bombshell''what?'mouthagape.'yea,better blacks should move to south forming the united states of southern america and whites should stay in the north as citizens of the united states of northern america.' nited we stand ''but blacks since the emergence of defeatist NAACP has never been united''And you think so?''Boy i take uncommon assesment of black leadership and their lack of coherent ideology and why they couldnt produce a mainstream civil right activist or NAACP insider to become american president.''and how would classify barack?''Barrack was more or less one blood in abolitionist movement and another foot black segrationist movement and third foot in 2nd generation reconstructionist movement led by Du Bois and also singlehandedly pioneered the third generation black reconstructionist movement that preaches total black freedom''Obviously i dont understand Dad and what you re talking about,you probably has the best black theory of history in living history.Now if i may ask again:how will you define total freedom?''that is full freedom encompasses equal access to great charter of liberty in terms of equal political,economic and social freedom like their white counterpart and should have produced at least 4 or 5 presidents of america,controls at least 10percent of american wealth and should have equivalent proportion in every trade union,every industry and every national institution and nongovernmental organisation.That should be strategic vision of Obama generation and should they fail united states of america should be divided.''what if the division introduces lethargy into black drive toward economic freedom like what you have in africa?''you do not have a point there my collegiate boy.''i do Dad.They wouldnt have achievedanything with no stiff resistance from whitefolks.Dont you get it Dad?iron sharpens iron and resistance bynatural law sharpens or glorifies gravity.''Which achievement are you talking about?They shot themself in the foot with great migration''Then what do you expect a suffocated element should do entirely in this case?To look for relief which was found in wealthier north.Does it make sense to oppose the great migration?Where exactly did you think they shot themselves in the foot?you still refer to great migration again?''The success of great migration accelerated popular demand for Du Bois ideology of 2nd generation black reconstructionist movement.I would not exonerate Kluger book of simple justice.''He talks about U.S.Supreme court 1954's unanimous court decision striking down racial schools.I still dont get it?''Dont you know blacks were stripped of many assets and bedevilled with monumental losses inspite of civil right movement boom.''when they grew much wealthier.Like seriously what?''Becos they signed the dotted lines blindly,they lost almost a million farms from Tennesee to Missisipi river and till date havent been recovered.'Kruger book methinks is a Iandmark in black civil right movement stopped racially segregated schooling to pave way for emerging black freedom across south.Brown cases was basically five cases in total extracted from several locals.The author did a research masterpiece and exhumed copious details from local roots black communities like Clarendon Count The great litigators like Thurgood Marshall led the day.''Those disgruntled folks like Marshal,Clarence Thomas and NAACP civil right movement were the sole bucanneers of justice,greatest deceivers in black leadership history,dissipated their energy chasing shadows.These iconic but mentally lazy black leadership of 2nd generation black reconstructionists movement abandoned Booker T Washington all encompassing first generation black reconstructionist movement ideology in favour of legged intergrationism of Du Bois.''One legged?Who is Booker T Washington,if i may ask?''So you mean you havent heard about him and you seem to have mastered many books written on black freedom?listen my boy i m your father and go out there and teach people whatever i teach you.Before Washington,the abolitionists movement was resting on leg,the fight for political freedom which was not forthcoming and certainly got the right with the victory of northern industrialists in the american civil war.When he came started to create a solid foundation toward black economic freedom.He was the first and the only black american equivalent to Alexander Hamilton or you could call him black hamilton to argue without economic freedom capitalism and entrepreneurship,there could be not political freedom.After Du Bois and his disciples,rebeled against the two legged ideology''and the two legged?''one legged focuses on economic freedom building schools and industrial training centers constitutes 60%of his intellectual efforts and the rest sponsorship of litigation such as voting rights and creating platform for transitory erudition of political freedom.So he also indirectly influenced civil right movement.Now with the abandonment of Washington's two legged broad based ideology they have dissipated energy on legged ideology of NAACP and Dubois shallowed disciples of 2nd generation black reconstructionists movement like malcolm x,elijah muhammed,jamesOchestrated by Rosa park's resistance and broke out with 1963 Birmingham protest stained with police violence and peaked 1965 Selma clashed with seared presidential ambivalence led to what?''voting right act enactment.''Good!3 alabama cities stole the show and cornerstones of that melodramatic decade''1955-56.''exactly?Did we achieve better?''YEAH''nope''you think so?''poor verdict!u cited obama's presidency?one man benefits?is that political freedom?They put their egg in one basket and place their bet only on elusive political freedom and jettisoned black fight for economic freedom.They all wanted to make names like Washington''including i have a dream?''Which dream?''of course obama's dream''you re right,he fought for equality in all ramification yet they neglect the two legs of a rational human mind.''uhmm...u re too deep more than my college don.''whereas if you noticed the success of so called civil right movement fable,according to the book by Charles M.Payne'I ve Got the Light of Freedom:The Organising Tradition and the Mississipi Freedom Struggle,you would find out most of the civil rights movement spade work actually took place in rural counties and small towns that fought segregation even more than Birmingham.Student nonviolent coordinating committee(SNCC)dominated headlines.Did the author not beautifully capture the vehement fight that was later in subsequent memoirs fade into obscurity including memories of it audacity?U dont have evidence that the grew richer in the north than i do.''far better than the repressive southern ghettos''where they already had millions of farmer.Go read this book by Manning Marable entitled: Malcolm X:A Life of Reinvention.The book exposes southern black repression and infact better captured the often bitter anger of blacks trapped in the contraption of exploitative northern ghettos as narrated by orator Malcolm x himself a runaway of nation of islam sect who broke away in 1964.Does it make sense to advocate for human equality.He died for nothing like M.L.jnr. 'Get this book too'as Dave rose up to collect the book from him'Beryl Salter wrote the book'turned it up to read it'Family Properties:How the Struggle Over Race and Real Estate Transformed Chicago and Urban America.Due to their equalitarian propensity for racial intergration,major northern cities drew up purposefully ridiculous racist policies with aim to exploit positive thinking and aspiring african americans in the region.Many were laid back made homeless through govt.sponsored predatory lending,impoverished thousands of blacks owning homes.Beryl exposes racist manipulators who fleeced last resort contract buying depressed new black residents'arrival in the west side chicago vicinity of lawndale made vulnerable and treated with redlining to cart away penury.':Dark Work:The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island exposes impact of northern slavery.Christy Clark Pujara tells the colonial slavery period till the dawn of american civil war.She works on another book.From Slavery to Suffrage:Black on the Wisconsin Frontier-1740-1866.It explores racebased,abolition and black settlement how they shape race relation in midwest region We just have to be very careful with the ways and method through which we pierce history.''Dad what solution did Booker T Washington propose for black freedom and why did his disciples oppose him?i dont know much about him until you raised that story.But i' ve heard that story several times.''we ve discussed the abolitionist era with your mother and you were in college.Black abolitionism started with Olaudah Equiano and Crispus attucks and abolitionism in general ended with Frederick Douglas who mooted emancipation initiative of 1863 and the executor Abraham Lincoln at the end of civil war.After that the era of black reconstructionism was begun by Booker T Washington and the best legacy he left behind,he gave them education.And education is light.He showed them light and lead by the light''uhmm...'Was there any rationality whatsoever in those who opposed the giver of light?So those who opposed were simply nothing but the enemy of black people.Almost all the leader that came were the enemy of blacks and they did nothing but he gave them education!education!`'yea he gave them education.The battle for black leadership preeminence is split between Washington,Dubois and Marcus Garvey and unarguably Washington singlehandedly took the preeminence''You call others black enemies?''They were only making a name for themselves whereas their people deceived by white supremacy and great migration suffered untold hardship with no relief in sight.In the proposition,he argues that black americans should first improve themselves through education and that is the only way to close gap for racial equality.He massively campaigned for education and entrepreneurship or business ownership.That equal rights would naturally come later.The question is:Was Du bois ever rational to oppose such a saviour taking his people to a promiseland?He did not offer any palliative whatsoever beyond the two legged frontiers of Washington's egalitarian ideology.Du Bois had psychiatric challenge and possibly endorsed vulgar lifestyle and suffocated by psychological trauma of hate.



This post first appeared on Kunle Microfinance, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

JIM CROW.CHAPTR 10.OPRAH"S FAVOURITE

×

Subscribe to Kunle Microfinance

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription

×