“African Americans have forgotten the hard road of slavery our ancestor's traveled to get us to this point. It's a shame we have allowed the values that once strengthened us to be replaced with materialistic consumption and the "I" mentality embraced by class division. We who assume we have attained equality in America are "stuck on stupid" and blocking the way for true equality in education, healthcare prevention and prosperity for the majority of African Americans.”
Excerpt: Life Out of Context by Walter Mosley, AlterNet. Posted March 24, 2006.
“Since natural reasons are not motivating us to unite, we have to create a rallying point -- a reason for us to get together and work as one.
The following is an excerpt from Walter Mosley's ''Life Out of context'' (Nation Books). If the circumstances of life don't bring us together and force us to act in concert, then we must create our own circumstance. This seems to be a self-evident truth. Being an artist, not unlike the venerable Public Intellectual whose presentation sent me on this path of investigation, I feel that it is my duty to try to construct a system that will illuminate those important issues we all have in common. Only in this light can we see each other and transcend the tyranny of the pocketbook.
Famous author Walter Mosley “Life out of context” defined the present day life of the African American community. The lack of African American methodology leadership from the religious, political, educational and business ranks is the major causes of 60 to 70 percent of African Americans living life out of context today.”
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