A belief among many Black youth is that Black and European history have no relevance. For those who say: The past has gone and its the here and now that is important, I suggest they pause to think of their earliest ancestors in Africa face to face with a lion.
As the Supreme Courts decision to consider the University of Michigans affirmative action program has brought that issue to the top of the public agenda again, Ive been reminded, through the words of several recent news articles and opinion columns that even some Black people oppose affirmative action.
Whereas speaking is the parent, writing is the child. Writing, always remaining dependent on the evolution of speech, is defined as the art of fixing thoughts and making them intelligible in a visible and lasting shape capable of preservation.