Sunday, January 04, 2015

Race in America 2015

Considering, among other things, the previous posting, I suggest contemplating the remarks of the redoubtable Samuel Huntington, who advised Americans, on the international scene, that we

"must learn to distinguish among our

true friends who will be with us and we with them through thick and thin;

opportunistic allies with whom we have some but not all interests in common;

strategic partner-competitors with whom we have a mixed relationship;

antagonists who are rivals but with whom negotiation is possible;

and unrelenting enemies who will try to destroy us unless we destroy them first."

How would you calibrate, say, Black and White groups using this model?

My own estimate, to any readers of this little blog, has changed quite radically over the last years --if you compared me in 1994 to me in 2014, it's 180 degrees-- and should now be obvious.

I no longer look at Black-White issues as problems within a single nation, problems that can eventually be resolved, but as problems between two separate nations (at least), which are insoluble.


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