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Friday, November 03, 2006

The City Life: Summoning Frederick Douglass (NYT)

noble and powerful is code for black

you don't hear it of George Washington

its cliche sources :

noble savage

powerful black man

a safe black man, not like Thomas Sowell or Clarence Thomas or one of those conservatives

This one won't criticize the ``black leadership''

a culture of pets


Beginning next summer, the statue likeness of Frederick Douglass, noble and powerful as the man, will peer forth at the skyline that once so daunted him.


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