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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Next on Afronerd Radio-Can Blacks be Critiqued by Whites (and others) without a racist intent?

I must say that I do not agree wholeheartedly with everything spouted by the gentleman in the above video. For instance, I disagree that affirmative action is inherently racist-it's genesis derived out of a need to address historical inequities against people of color. Conversely, I also believe that at some point people of color have to be weaned off affirmative action in order to compete with others in society. If there is a set standard, then we must rise to the challenge just as our forefathers did without the opportunities that we are afforded in the present day.

The video also addresses political correctness and the inability a White person (or a Black person perceived as a sellout) may have in critiquing behavior exhibited by a minority without being labeled a racist. Can the behavior be analyzed without race being thrown in as an ingredient? This is what will be discussed live this Thursday at 8pm (next Thursday we will be back to our original 9pm broadcast) on Afronerd Radio. Be sure to give us a call at 646-915-9620 or send us an IM/email (afronerdradio@yahoo.com) which we will read during the live broadcast. Be there and be square-and don't be afraid of the PC police.

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