Biden and the Black Talented Tenth

In a statement to a predominately black audience, Vice President Joe Biden, while attacking Gov. Romney, uttered these words: "He's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules -- unchain Wall Street!  They gawn' put y'all back in chains.

You would think it remarkable that in the year 2012, a powerful politician who is one heartbeat  away from being the president of the United States could show such insensitivity for over 40 million black Americans and get away with it.  Just as remarkable, but not surprising, is the deafening silence of the ultra-race-sensitive NAACP, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Congressional Black Caucus.  Once we understand why calls of indignation are not forthcoming from this group, we can glean some important insight regarding the team strategy of today's black and white liberals/socialist/progressives.  For with this group of ideologues, it truly is all about Team.

Joe, due to his reputation of being a bumbling politician, cannot solely be blamed for his racial indiscretion.  The mantra for the Obama campaign and their surrogates has focused on one thing regarding race, which is to take every opportunity to depict the Republican Party a group of rich white racists.  The problem with giving this assignment to ole Joe is that his mouth habitually runs faster than his brain.  He simply cannot be trusted without a teleprompter and a promise to read from it.  Otherwise he's apt to say the strangest and the most stupid things.

The strength of the team strategy that allows Joe and other white liberals to insult the black community and get away with it can be found with a group that W. E. B. Du Bois, in 1900, called the Talented Tenth.  This is a group of professional liberal black elitists who consider themselves the "Best of their Race."

Du Bois provides the perfect template for our present-day Black Talented Tenth members.  He was a socialist with an ideological belief in the superiority of certain members of his race over others.  This allowed him to embrace and introduce abortion into his community.  He would give the original all-white, wealthy socialist originators of the NAACP a black face of trust to deliver for years their anti-capitalist message.  He gave cover to the white liberal/socialist/progressive establishment's design to unionize his race, and in the case of Margaret Sanger, to abort their babies.  His compensation was prestige, a good job, honor within the integrated world, and the greatest enticement for any Black Talented Tenth: a reputation as an intellectual.

The Black Talented tenth is alive and well today, and its members are being called upon to play both offense and defense for the left: defense with their silence for buffoonish statements by Vice President Biden, and offense by coming up with a new word, "niggerization," by MSNBC's Touré to explain Romney's racist propensity for calling President Obama an "angry man."

This symbiotic cover can be seen in the arrogance of liberal white men joking about raping the first black female Secretary of State, Condi Rice, with no fear of reprisal.  XM satellite radio hosts Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia laughed as a guest they called "Homeless Charlie" talked about wanting to rape Secretary Rice.  Cumia gleefully said, "I just imagine the horror in Condoleezza Rice's face...as you were just like holding her." 

The response of the NAACP, Sharpton, Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the liberal women's groups: silence.

In Madison, Wisconsin in November of 2004, WTDY program director and morning host John Sylvester called Rice -- then the nation's first female national security adviser -- "Aunt Jemima."  When asked to apologize by his critics, Sylvester said "he was planning a giveaway on Friday's show of Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup."  "I will apologize to Aunt Jemima."

Response of the NAACP, Sharpton, Jackson, and the Congressional Black Caucus: silence.

On November 4, 1994, Julianne Malveaux, black liberal/socialist academic, said of Supreme Court Justice Thomas: "I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early, like many black men do, of heart disease. ... He is an absolutely reprehensible person."

Response of the NAACP, Sharpton, Jackson, and the Congressional Black Caucus: silence.

The success of the long-established relationship between the liberal/socialist/progressives and the Black Talented Tenth has been due to their commonality in commitment to an ideology and self-aggrandizement above all else.  As black Americans continue to be insulted and dismissed by protected white liberals, the Black Talented Tenth will continue to benefit from political donations, speaking engagements, national media presence, accolades as the official Black Leaders, and  perpetual gigs on MSNBC and CNN.

After all, it is all about Team.

Burgess Owens is the author of the book It's All about Team - Exposing the Black Talented Tenth, just pubslihed last week and available for download from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  He is a former first-round draft pick of the NY Jets, who concluded an All-Pro career with the Oakland Raiders after a career-highlight win in Super Bowl XV over the Philadelphia Eagles.  Learn more at www.BurgessOwensTalks.com.

In a statement to a predominately black audience, Vice President Joe Biden, while attacking Gov. Romney, uttered these words: "He's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules -- unchain Wall Street!  They gawn' put y'all back in chains.

You would think it remarkable that in the year 2012, a powerful politician who is one heartbeat  away from being the president of the United States could show such insensitivity for over 40 million black Americans and get away with it.  Just as remarkable, but not surprising, is the deafening silence of the ultra-race-sensitive NAACP, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Congressional Black Caucus.  Once we understand why calls of indignation are not forthcoming from this group, we can glean some important insight regarding the team strategy of today's black and white liberals/socialist/progressives.  For with this group of ideologues, it truly is all about Team.

Joe, due to his reputation of being a bumbling politician, cannot solely be blamed for his racial indiscretion.  The mantra for the Obama campaign and their surrogates has focused on one thing regarding race, which is to take every opportunity to depict the Republican Party a group of rich white racists.  The problem with giving this assignment to ole Joe is that his mouth habitually runs faster than his brain.  He simply cannot be trusted without a teleprompter and a promise to read from it.  Otherwise he's apt to say the strangest and the most stupid things.

The strength of the team strategy that allows Joe and other white liberals to insult the black community and get away with it can be found with a group that W. E. B. Du Bois, in 1900, called the Talented Tenth.  This is a group of professional liberal black elitists who consider themselves the "Best of their Race."

Du Bois provides the perfect template for our present-day Black Talented Tenth members.  He was a socialist with an ideological belief in the superiority of certain members of his race over others.  This allowed him to embrace and introduce abortion into his community.  He would give the original all-white, wealthy socialist originators of the NAACP a black face of trust to deliver for years their anti-capitalist message.  He gave cover to the white liberal/socialist/progressive establishment's design to unionize his race, and in the case of Margaret Sanger, to abort their babies.  His compensation was prestige, a good job, honor within the integrated world, and the greatest enticement for any Black Talented Tenth: a reputation as an intellectual.

The Black Talented tenth is alive and well today, and its members are being called upon to play both offense and defense for the left: defense with their silence for buffoonish statements by Vice President Biden, and offense by coming up with a new word, "niggerization," by MSNBC's Touré to explain Romney's racist propensity for calling President Obama an "angry man."

This symbiotic cover can be seen in the arrogance of liberal white men joking about raping the first black female Secretary of State, Condi Rice, with no fear of reprisal.  XM satellite radio hosts Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia laughed as a guest they called "Homeless Charlie" talked about wanting to rape Secretary Rice.  Cumia gleefully said, "I just imagine the horror in Condoleezza Rice's face...as you were just like holding her." 

The response of the NAACP, Sharpton, Jackson, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the liberal women's groups: silence.

In Madison, Wisconsin in November of 2004, WTDY program director and morning host John Sylvester called Rice -- then the nation's first female national security adviser -- "Aunt Jemima."  When asked to apologize by his critics, Sylvester said "he was planning a giveaway on Friday's show of Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup."  "I will apologize to Aunt Jemima."

Response of the NAACP, Sharpton, Jackson, and the Congressional Black Caucus: silence.

On November 4, 1994, Julianne Malveaux, black liberal/socialist academic, said of Supreme Court Justice Thomas: "I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early, like many black men do, of heart disease. ... He is an absolutely reprehensible person."

Response of the NAACP, Sharpton, Jackson, and the Congressional Black Caucus: silence.

The success of the long-established relationship between the liberal/socialist/progressives and the Black Talented Tenth has been due to their commonality in commitment to an ideology and self-aggrandizement above all else.  As black Americans continue to be insulted and dismissed by protected white liberals, the Black Talented Tenth will continue to benefit from political donations, speaking engagements, national media presence, accolades as the official Black Leaders, and  perpetual gigs on MSNBC and CNN.

After all, it is all about Team.

Burgess Owens is the author of the book It's All about Team - Exposing the Black Talented Tenth, just pubslihed last week and available for download from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  He is a former first-round draft pick of the NY Jets, who concluded an All-Pro career with the Oakland Raiders after a career-highlight win in Super Bowl XV over the Philadelphia Eagles.  Learn more at www.BurgessOwensTalks.com.

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