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Just prior to her death I spoke to Betty Shabazz on the phone that week she was going to fight for saving Affirmative Action and other issues of civil rights which no one has talked about. Yes she was active and knew that Blacks needed this in order to be able not to lose jobs as I knew from working within corporate America in fortune 100 Corporations for years. I saw the inner workings of Black men being denied jobs not because of education but just for being a threat as a black moving into a company and maybe moving up as a equal to another person who was not of color. I saw and was told of this by whites who controlled many businesses. I was ok because I was a Black woman who was needed to set up operations which streamed lined much in operations.
Again racism then is a thousdand times worse today because blacks have accepted it the acceptances has moved into the direction of why we have issues in the black community today. I hear so called black historians many who were NOT THERE speak of what was handed down to them as fact when the truth was coveruped within self media coverage of those who wanted to financial gain within the history. Betty Shabazz fought as I fought then and now over the air via the media which my father and family left to me, via hardship and other mentions the powers in the country had imposed on me over the years. Betty was not weathly but then the history of her murdered husband is, within tapes and documents. I know this because I had some of them because of the relationship my father Dan Burley had with the nation of Islam as the managing editor of the publication Muhammad Speaks and there is more listen tonight
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