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HIS STATISTICS ARE MEASURED AGAINST SIMILAR ONES FOR WHITE PEOPLE.

IT IS AS THOUGH BLACK AMERICANS ARE CLIMBING A MOLASSES MOUNTAIN IN SNOWSHOES, WHILE WHITE PEOPLE ARE RIDING A SKI LIFT TO THE TOP.

IT IS THESE DEPRESSING FIGURES, AND THE ACCOMPANYING PATHOLOGY WHICH RESULTS FROM THEM, THAT CAUSES SO MUCH DISCONTENT AND DEPRESSION IN BLACK COMMUNITIES TODAY.

THE REALIZATION THAT OVER THE YEARS THE DIVERSE STRATEGIES OF BOOKER T. WHATING WASHINGTON AND DR. W.E.B. DUBOIS AND MARCUS GARVEY AND MARTIN LUTHER KING AND MALCOLM X HAVE NOT SEPARATELY IMPROVED THE LOT OF THE MASSES OF BLACK FOLK, HAS UNDERSTANDABLY CONVINCED MANY WHITE PEOPLE THAT SUCH PROGRESS WILL NEVER OCCUR.

THE SEPARATE AGITATIONS THESE PHILOSOPHIES GAVE BIRTH TO - A RETURN TO AFRICA, A STRUGGLE IN THE COURTS, A NONVIOLENT THURST INTO THE STREETS, A VIOLENT ATTEMPT AT DOING REAL INJURY TO WHITE

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