Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Black like me


If people wonder what’s wrong with universities today, they may want to consider the following:

Feb. 1, 2006 — Recently, Larry Watson saw proof in one of the college classes he teaches that Black History Month was needed more than ever.

“I asked the students in my class whether they knew who their Senate representative was,” said Watson, who teaches music and sociology at three colleges in Boston. “No one knew. And when I asked who was Sen. Edward Kennedy — the most activist senator in our country — the only thing most of my students could say was that he was fat and that he was drunk. I hate to think what would have happened if I’d asked who was Shirley Chisholm.”

So now being a fat drunk Irish guy is the Black experience? In the immortal words of Jimmy Rabbitte, “I’m Black and I’m proud.”

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