Sunday, May 19, 2024
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

We as black people are never going to be successful – not because of you white people – but because of other black people…For some reason, we are brainwashed to think, ‘if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good black person.’ It’s a dirty, dark secret in the black community.

american-unversity
We as black people are never going to be successful - not because of you white people - but because of other black people…For some reason, we are brainwashed to think, ‘if you're not a thug or an idiot, you're not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don't break the law, you're not a good black person.’ It's a dirty, dark secret in the black community.
— Charles Barkley