« on: April 04, 2006, 09:06:19 AM »
I held many leardership roles in a black organization- including president- and my main focus was the betterment of the organization as it worked to help blacks both on the campus and in the community. I was about getting the work done. WHile we never had a non-minority on the executive board I recall one very dedicated white male who was the committee chair of one of the organizations. He worked hard and was very dedicated to the organization.
I do feel that blacks should strive to show their strenghts and maintain lead roles over our organization- becuase WE are supposed to be the ones that know what our race needs/wants to hear and see happen. However, I also belive that we should not get into the habit of ostracizing others who are genuily willing to help.
I agree. However we must be careful in distinguishing helping us from leading us. Leading encompasses helping, but helping does not encompass leading.
Definately- this distinction can only be made by stong black leaders in our organization. That is why we need to ensure that when we select a leader that the individual is dedicated to both the cause of the organization and the betterment of our race. When these things are first and foremost on the leader's agenda he/she won't be misled by anyone.