Nigger on the chain

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"Understand something, boy. You are not going to college to get educated. You are going there to get trained. They will train you to want what you don't need. They will train you to manipulate words so they won;t mean anything anymore. They will train you to forget what it is that you already know. They will train you so good, you will start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American Way and all that shit. They'll give you a corner office and invite you to fancy dinners' and tell you you're a credit to your race. UNtil you want to actually start running things, and then they'll yank on your chain and let you know that you may be a well-trained, well-paid nigger, but you're a nigger just the same". p-97. Dreams from my Father. Barack Obama. 1995.

It is the date this book was published that is important today, and the fact this was comment made by an elderly African American to Barak Obama when he was about to enter college.

we have to wait and see if 'they' can still pull the chain.

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