I was absolutely floored to stumble across an audio from 1903. The 1903 audio is part of the speech from 1895: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/88.
I haven’t read the full speech, but what caught my eye was the second from last paragraph of the full speech, in part:
the agitation of questions of social equality is the extremest folly, and that progress in the enjoyment of all the privileges that will come to us must be the result of severe and constant struggle rather than of artificial forcing. No race that has anything to contribute to the markets of the world is long in any degree ostracized. It is important and right that all privileges of the law be ours, but it is vastly more important that we be prepared for the exercise of these privileges.
The full speech from 1895: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/39 Booker Washington
I found this while reading an article review of Ellis Washington’s article on liberalism in Detroit on the site: http://bookerrising.blogspot.com/
This woman comes off poorly. I respect her smarts on constitutional law. I also think she’s patriotic.
I’ve been hearing so much about Barack Obama online, but when I went to check out a video of him a few months ago, he made an off-colour joke about “clapping off rhythm”, which I took to be a perpetuation of a racial stereotype. Obama didn’t live in the United States during the turbulent race riots of the late sixties. I lived through them in a white family living in a black neighbourhood. If he wants to perpetuate racial stereotypes, that’s fine, let him be a community organizer where I don’t have to listen to his tainted racial discontent.
Anyway, I was researching the Mayor of Detroit, when I stumbled across a blog written by a black man who grew up about three miles from my old neighbourhood in Detroit, Ellis Washington. He is a few years older than me, and I found it interesting to read from someone who basically remembers the riots the same as I do. After I read all of his articles, I found that Ann Coulter also writes for World Net Daily (as well as Chuck Norris).
Anyway, I started reading Ann’s writing, and to be perfectly honest, I enjoyed it. She’s acerbic, and razor sharp. She’s making a living, and she’s saying some things that I agree with that it seems few others are.
So all of that long winded introduction into how I started following, is to pass on a link to a student blog at Pennsylvania State University, where Ann Coulter spoke last night. With no further ado: Coulter Elicits Mixed Reaction, The Daily Collegian .
update: Another article, (with popups and ads) : http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/story/501676.html