Chapter 14

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Next time you hear some Negro* activist saying that some successful Negro is "not Black enough", consider what he means:

There are only one sixth as many Negroes in the US as there are white people, but there are six times as many Negroes in jail as there are whites.

Only about half of the Negroes in America get all the way through High School. And high school now is like grade school was generations ago.

Two-thirds of young Negroes don't have fathers.

Is that what you mean by "Correctly Black"?
Is that what you think real Black people should be?

Do you think that these people should be condemned to failure?

Pardon me if I don't.


*If you are wondering, or just senselessly angry, about the use of the word "Negro", go read page 161 in Chapter 6.