Wait why are we discussing a fool who has GOLD floors and celings? That's so coonish.
do you prefer platinum, or silver? you got to be joking. Master P (not in my mp3 player) is a very credible person to use as an example, for the mere fact that he has been so successful. it may look easy; but i'm sure it wasn't, and that the success he has had can be attributed to his intelligence rather luck. this is a very clear example of black people hating on each other that you were discussing before. i guess that makes you one of those crabs pulling your people back into the barrel, with the motive stemming from that bushtit elitist talented tenth mentality.
Ewwwwwww, talkin about that talented tenth theory [looking at Omegaman] You gonna let them talk about yo theory like that, yo?
Well Sands since you asked, sure Ill respond, but Ill be on my best behavior. 1) Is the Dubois theory elitist and was a product of his times, Yes. But the question is do these times call for a another look at his theory. Im sure most of us being academics, we dont mind analyzing Dubois, do we? Now with Black men graduating from HIGH SCHOOL at like 60%, of course we aren't in a position to become elitist. But the problem is that American society sold us down the river with the Blue Collar, middle class dream(Dubois industrial jobs) Now all of these jobs are overseas, not coming back anytime soon, the others are in the prison industrial complex. So we need economists, attorneys, and the like. Immediately, like yesterday. As far as someone who doesnt know how america work, if they consider the talented tenth? Dont make me laugh, its working very well for white folks, what the majority of wealth is in the hands of what 3-6%. By me working in the system as where i realized we need to re-evaluate. The bottom line is Black folks dont need no more motivators, we need scientists, doctors, ect. What are you going to base your policy on? gut feelings, instinct? We've sold alot of our people short going to the hood doing things that makes US feel better, but are we providing job,skill, healthcare?
i don't understand your argument 100%, if you could clarify it just a bit it would help. like for instance, what does the jobs going overseas got to do with anything? and what exactly is the "prison industrial complex?"
but, i will comment on the other parts:
i resent your appealing to the white culture, the elitist of culture there is. this is what i gather from that: "well look at the white people, they have elite people, they have jobs, they're rich...i want to be like them. let's use america as a model, the world should like america, so, i hereforth deem black lawyers and doctors and the like as the 'talented tenth'." right, you're the saviour.
RUBISH! the black people's problems are going to be solved no by a group of lawyers and teachers who think they are better, or priviledged in some way, but rather when all black people realize that they own their destiny. basically, it's like i teach my little bro, you got to do you, THEN YOU'RE SUCCESSFUL.there is no collective success; it's just idividual's. so, when i look out at a brothas that didn't graduate HIGH SCHOOL, i don't say, "oh he's/she's a failure," i ask "is this mofo getting what he came to get?" "does he own a business?" "etc?"
can you relate?