By Tony Brown
PBS tv commentator and syndicated radio talk-show host Tony Brown has been known as an "out-of-the-box philosopher" and, much less delicately, and "equal chance ass kicker." those that try to pigeonhole him achieve this at their very own peril. This journalist, media commentator, self-help recommend, entrepreneur, public speaker, movie director, and writer is a difficult guy to pin a label on -- and a fair more challenging guy to idiot. In Black Lies, White Lies, Tony Brown does what few high-profile African americans have performed sooner than: He dares to problem the lies of either Black and White leaders, and he dares to inform the reality. He assaults White racism and Black self-victimization with equivalent vehemence. He condemns integration as a disastrous coverage, no longer for simply Blacks yet for the whole kingdom. And he confronts the Black proficient 10th, White liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, demagogues, and racists on either side for his or her self-serving lies, their mess ups, and their loss of imaginative and prescient. yet Tony Brown doesn't easily cut back and burn. He additionally deals farsighted, potential recommendations to America's difficulties. He presents a blueprint for American renewal bases on his trust that even supposing we would possibly not have come to this state at the similar send, we're all now within the similar boat.
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Our mutual survival depends on it. With our workforce becoming increasingly multicultural, we are faced with the necessity of making all opportunities available to all Americans on the basis of character and skill alone. This is crucial not just for Blacks but also for our nation’s industrial salvation. Like most Blacks, then, I support desegregation, but I see integration as a mechanism to marginalize Blacks by preventing their empowerment. Integration, as preached by racist White liberals and socialistic Black leaders, has guaranteed the economic irrelevance of the Black commu- 49 Tony Brown nity and led to its political exploitation and social breakdown.
Over time, however—as it came under the influence of integrationist party regulars and was bought off by PACs, liberal racists, and corporate lobbyists—the Congressional Black Caucus of 1970 evolved into the Democratic Socialist Congressional Black Caucus of today. It is now largely an adjunct of the Democratic Party, the labor unions, and White carpetbaggers. Its primary role in the Black community is as the chief affirmative action benefactor for the well-off Black elites. 2 This is the current status of what was once a proud movement to elect to office Blacks who would facilitate the growth of those at the bottom in the Black community.
He wanted to be my liberal friend, telling me of the Negro leader he had invited to dinner. I told him that the Negro leader should improve the quality of his White friends. ” “You can kill me,” I blurted out, probably because it was my biggest fear. “Go ahead! Or take me to jail and beat me. ” It was unheard of for a Black person in Detroit in 1963 43 Tony Brown to talk to a policeman that way. But I was not being brave. I no longer cared. The barrier of death had fallen. Living had taken on a new meaning.