Having a Narrow Mindset About Black Culture Often Hinders Progress

Having a Narrow Mindset About Black Culture Often Hinders Progress

Regarding “Liberal Democratic policies haven’t helped African-Americans” (Aug. 31): 

Mr. Sullivan wrote “Nothing is more dangerous to young African-Americans than a liberal Democrat politician promising them things.” I beg to differ. Nothing is more dangerous to young African-Americans than self-righteous, judgmental people who have infiltrated throughout our society. Judgmental people who sit on corporate boards, judgmental people who are responsible for hiring, judgmental people who have sworn to protect and serve, are the most dangerous to our young African-Americans.

My entire family has been part of the “working stiffs” of our society as far back as I can remember and continue to be. We would probably consider ourselves to be Democratic Americans, for the most part. But we don’t pretend to know what’s best for the many diverse groups within America’s subcultures. All single moms of black kids are not overwhelmed “with no moral compass or positive role models” as Mr. Sullivan claimed.

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Source: St. Louis Today | Linda Peoples 

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