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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 accomplish that at their very own peril. This journalist, media commentator, self-help suggest, entrepreneur, public speaker, movie director, and writer is a troublesome guy to pin a label on -- and an excellent tougher guy to idiot. In Black Lies, White Lies, Tony Brown does what few high-profile African american citizens have performed earlier 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 complete state. And he confronts the Black gifted 10th, White liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, demagogues, and racists on either side for his or her self-serving lies, their disasters, and their loss of imaginative and prescient. yet Tony Brown doesn't easily lower and burn. He additionally deals farsighted, possible 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 comparable send, we're all now within the comparable boat.

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The Black Unaccountable Machine (BUM). Just as the early assimilationist NAACP’s original mission was literally for the advancement of certain colored people, the literal function of today’s Black leadership is to serve as a shield for White liberalism and its institutions. It is a bait-andswitch operation. The Black Unaccountable Machine’s leaders legitimately decry the oppression of the Black masses, but instead of doing something to alleviate that oppression, they endeavor mostly to enhance opportunities for the upper classes and liberal racists.

The Black graduate at Harvard, or even Howard, was going to graduate from somewhere anyway. The pusher and cotton picker had no other options. Because of my socioeconomic status, if I received an affirmative action transfer benefit, I would defer it to a socially or economically disadvantaged person living in Appalachia or Harlem. That would do the most good for all of us. Giving Help Where It Is Needed the Most My proposal for improving our failed affirmative action policy is quite simple. I propose instead a universal Affirmative Opportunity Program, a modified and refocused form of af- 23 Tony Brown firmative action.

The BUM claims to guarantee success without controlling the means of providing it. The first step toward success is realizing who you really are, then performing the tasks necessary to get what you want. What is missing from the Black experience is the use of heritage as a source of pride and self-esteem, which provides the basis of productivity. The Black community is not competitive because it is not productive. And it is not productive because it does not value itself. As a result, Blacks live the American Bad Dream.

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