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Monday, May 08, 2006

Technology in the Past Has Worked Against the Black's Interest..Why?

" I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives."

- Leo Tolstoy

" There is a natural opposition among men to anything they have not thought of themselves."

- Barnes Wallis

Both of the above quotes are almost exactly ways in which far too often I have found ring true, regarding the current African American community social folkways. To ignore such tendecies among present day African Americans is to forget that technology was always used against our race in the past.

And finally when now remarkable opportunities confront our race, all that is required is that we bring a sense of eager participation, an open mind and a sincere, honest approach.

I suspect that most of my people who are reading this, probably rank far above this writer in education, social status and economic well being. But, I believe that it's time that we put these titles in perspective and begin to develope small neighborhood forums and just have a conversation! A creative conversation and a sense of non-judgemental listening. Yes, that's what we should do. Now you know, go for it!

Sy Bounds

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