Dr. Cornel West: Most of Today’s Black Leaders are For Sale.

By: Dr. Boyce Watkins

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ThyBlackMan.com) One of the easiest ways to keep black people enslaved in America is by enslaving our minds.   Barred from an adequate education or true sense of history, many of us are wired to love our oppressors more than we love ourselves.  Even during Black History Month, you’re quite likely to hear us celebrating assimilation far more than liberation.  ”The first black man to play in the major leagues was….,” or “The first black person to attend Harvard University was….” isn’t followed by the fact that going to the major leagues meant leaving behind the negro leagues, or that going to Harvard might mean neglecting our powerful HBCUs.

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