Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 19:26:52 -0400
From: Art McGee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [BRC-NEWS] Quote of the Day: Ron Daniels
Quote of the Day: Ron Daniels
By Ron Daniels, from Art McGee <email@example.com>By
"In the '60s and '70s the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Black
Consciousness movements actively promoted the idea of Black solidarity.
There was a concerted drive to increase the participation of Black people
in all aspects of the socio-economic and political systems of this country
as a strategy for Black empowerment and advancement.
However, the proponents of Black consciousness never envisioned or
advocated simply trading Black faces for White faces in old places.
"Black" was seen as more than just a skin color. It meant acting
differently than "white" in the sense that the goals of the Civil Rights,
Black Power and Black Consciousness movements were to end the oppression
and exploitation of Africans in America and to build a more just and
Therefore, black was/is not just a skin color, but is symbolic of an
ethic, ethos, and philosophy of social justice and social change."
"We Must Return to Our Values"
[ http://www.black-collegian.com/skin.html ]
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