My cmnt: click Black Lies Matter (above) and go to the entire post by Willis. I’ve included the photo and quote by Booker T. Washington because it is so true and I want to entice you to read the rest of his post at his website Skating Under the Ice.
On this lovely Juneteenth day, I’d like to celebrate how far-sighted and prescient Mr. Booker T. Washington was. Over a hundred years ago, in his 1911 book My Larger Education, he perfectly described the situation today with Black Lives Matter and other related movements:
“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”